Some trends and facts regarding Sunday's matchup between the Giants and the Cowboys this Sunday night...
The Giants and Cowboys will meet for the 106th time since Dallas entered the NFL in 1960. The Cowboys have won the past four meetings and lead the overall series, 61-42-2.
The two teams have met once in the postseason, when the Giants defeated the Cowboys, 21-17, in a 2007 NFC Divisional Playoff Game.
As per the website Covers.com...the consensus in the gaming industry is favoring the Cowboys with a 56% chance of winning.
The line opened this week with Dallas favored by 5 points. The money has been flowing in their direction as the line has grown to 6 this morning. The O/U opened at 49.5 and is now 51.5.
Trends....the Giants are 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games on fieldturf, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 1.
The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 1 and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September.
Dallas is attempting to become the first team to repeat as NFC East champion since Philadelphia in 2003-04.
Giants' QB Eli Manning has started 167 consecutive games, the longest active players in the NFL and third all-time amongst QBs.
Cowboys' QB Tony Romo registered a 113.2 passer rating last season and his career rating of 97.6 is second all-time behind Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers (106.0).
Giants' WR Odell Beckham, Jr. had 60 receptions over his last six games last season, including 10 for 146 yards versus Dallas.
Cowboys' WE Dez Bryant is the only player in the league with at least 12 touchdown catches in each of the last three seasons.
The Giants are 49-36-5 with a .576 winning percentage in Kickoff Weekend games. Dallas is 36-18-1 with a .667, which is the highest in the league.
The Giants took part in the third and fourth highest scoring games in Kickoff Weekend history, a 42-40 win against Green Bay for 82 total points in 1971 and a 45-35 loss for a combined 80 points in the 2007 opener.
Eli Manning had one of the best Kickoff Weekend performances in NFL history against Dallas in 2013. Manning completed 27 of 42 passes for 450 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. It was the fifth-most yards in an opener since 1933 and the third-most in the past decade.
Bill Belichick, Jeff Fisher and Giants coach Tom Coughlin are the only active head coaches who have won at least 10 Kickoff Weekend games and own an opening weekend winning percentage above .500.
The Giants have the 20th-hardest schedule in the NFL this season. Their opponents combined for a .479 winning percentage in 2014. They will play four games against teams that made the playoffs last season. [Dallas (2), New England and Carolina].
The Giants will travel 12,414 miles this season, which ranks 22nd of the NFL’s 32 teams.
The 2015 schedule will feature Super Bowl rematches, Giants vs. the Bills (XXV) and Giants vs. the Patriots (XLII and XLVI).
The Giants will honor the memory of the recently deceased owner Ann Mara and the great Hall-of-Famer Frank Gifford this season. The team will wear a uniform patch to honor Mrs. Mara and don a decal of Gifford's No. 16 on their helmets.
The Giants are also celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of their most successful and memorable teams in franchise history, the 1990 squad that won Super Bowl XXV.