The Dallas Cowboys (7-3, 4-1 Home) host the New York Giants (7-3, 3-1 Away) at AT&T Stadium on Thursday. The Cowboys are nine-point favorites, and the total is 44.5. New York is coming off a 31-18 loss against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Daniel Jones threw for 341 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also ran seven times for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Wan’Dale Robinson was targeted 13 times, catching nine passes for 100 yards. Dallas beat the Minnesota Vikings 40-3 at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Dak Prescott was 22 of 25 for 307 yards and two touchdowns. Tony Pollard carried 15 times for 80 yards and added six catches for 109 yards and a receiving TD.
The Cowboys won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 23-16 victory in September, their third straight win against New York. Cooper Rush tossed one touchdown for Dallas, as CeeDee Lamb scored once.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Giants are averaging 20.5 points per game for the season, 21st in the NFL, and they are facing a Cowboys defense that has surrendered 16.7 PPG (1st). Meanwhile, Dallas has scored 25.1 points a game this season, seventh in the league, and New York is allowing 20.4 PPG (13th).
The Giants rank as one of the league’s top teams in rushing yards per game (157.2, 4th), while they are 28th in passing yards (194.8). The Cowboys are first in passing yards allowed per game (201.9) and 26th against the run (136.1).
Dallas is 25th in the league in passing yards per game (218.3) and eighth in rushing (136.2), while the Giants are allowing 223.8 passing yards (14th) and 135.9 rushing yards per game (25th).
New York is averaging 2.9 trips to the red zone a game this season, third lowest in the NFL, finding the end zone 59% of the time (13th). Dallas ranks as the one of the lowest volume red zone offenses in the league, advancing inside the 20-yard-line only 2.9 times per game (30th) and scoring a touchdown on 66% of those possessions (7th). New York has been tough to beat when defending their own red zone, holding opponents to a conversion percentage of only 44% (2nd).
Through 10 games, Daniel Jones has thrown for nine touchdowns (4 INT) and 193.7 yards per game to lead New York in passing. In four away games this season, he has three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 195.8 yards passing.
Saquon Barkley leads the team in rushing with an average of 95.3 yards a game over 10 games. He has six touchdowns on the ground. Darius Slayton is the Giants’ leading receiver with 59.0 yards a game and two TDs.
Dak Prescott has eight passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 226.4 yards per game through five games to lead Dallas. In three home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (2 INT) and an average of 197.0 yards.
Tony Pollard has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 70.1 yards a game through 10 games. He has eight total touchdowns, six rushing and two receiving. CeeDee Lamb has been the primary target in the Cowboys’ passing game.
He has five touchdowns and a 75.1 yard per game average through 10 appearances. CeeDee Lamb is averaging 9.3 targets per game (5.8 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Dallas has won four straight at home this season.
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