TV Schedule: Sunday, Nov. 24, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Weather: High 37, Low 24
Line: New York (-2.5)
The Dallas Cowboys began the season as the favorites to win the NFC East, but have faltered a bit in recent weeks, sitting at 5-5 on the season and in second place in the division. It looks like the Cowboys will have to somehow beat out the surging Philadelphia Eagles for the top spot while the rest of the division looks like it’s catching up with Dallas. Tony Romo has been great this season for the Cowboys, passing for 2,681 yards and 21 touchdowns for the 13th-ranked passing offense. Dez Bryant leads all receivers with 52 catches for 749 yards and eight touchdowns while Jason Witten is close behind with 47 catches for 532 yards and four scores. DeMarco Murray leads the 28th-ranked rushing attack with 548 yards and four touchdowns even with injuries hampering him.
Facing a must-win in this one, the New York Giants have won four straight games after beginning the season 0-6 and are looking to make a last-ditch effort at winning the division. Although the Giants have won four straight, Eli Manning has continued to struggle, passing for 2,586 yards and 12 touchdowns with an incredibly awful 17 interceptions. Victor Cruz continues to excel in the receiving game, catching 58 passes for 824 yards and four touchdowns while Hakeem Nicks has 42 catches for 620 yards and still no touchdowns. Andre Johnson and Brandon Jacobs are leading the 29th-ranked rushing offense with a combined 344 yards and five touchdowns on less than four yards per carry.
Defensively, the Cowboys have had one of the least successful units in the nation this season. Dallas has been consistently bad on defense this season, ranking dead-last in both total yards and passing yards allowed per game. They haven’t been much better at stopping the run, ranking 29th, or keeping teams out of the endzone, ranking 25th in points allowed. New York ranks 11th in total yards allowed as well as 15th in passing yards allowed and 24th in points allowed per game. Don’t try to run on this defense, however, as the run defense ranks seventh in the league.
PREDICTION: Cowboys 27, Giants 30