Giants-Cowboys tale of the tape
The Giants will look to pick up their second consecutive win this Sunday when they travel down to Dallas to take on the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
The Week 5 matchup is the second NFC East game for each team. The Giants lost to Washington in Week 2, while the Cowboys picked up the win against the Eagles in Week 3.
Here are notes and stats for players on both teams ahead of the divisional showdown.
*HC Joe Judge went 1-1 against the Cowboys in his first season as head coach of the Giants.
*HC Mike McCarthy is 6-5 all-time against the Giants, most of which was with the Green Bay Packers. McCarthy went 1-1 against the Giants in his first season as coach of the Cowboys last year.
*QB Daniel Jones had a career-high 402 pass yards & 2 TDs with one INT for a 108.5 passer rating last week. Jones aims for his 3rd game in row on road with 100+ passer rating & 6th game in a row overall with a 90+ rating. He passed for 229 yards & 2 TDs with 0 INTs for a 106.9 rating in their last meeting. Jones is 1 of 3 QBs (Jalen Hurts & Lamar Jackson) with 150+ rush yards (188) in 202.
*QB Dak Prescott had 4 TDs with 0 INTs for a 130.3 rating in Week 4, his 5th-career game with 4+ TD passes. Prescott aims for his 3rd game in a row with 3+ TD passes & a 125+ rating. He has 17 TDs with 4 INTs for a 98.5 rating in 9 career starts vs. NYG. Prescott has 3+ TD passes & a 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4 games vs. NYG.
*RB Saquon Barkley had a season-high 126 scrimmage yards (74 rec., 52 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 4. Barkley aims for his 3rd game in a row with a TD. He has 484 scrimmage yards (121 per game) & a rush TD in 4 career games vs. Dal. He aims for his 5th game in a row vs. Dal. with 95+ scrimmage yards.
*RB Ezekiel Elliott had a season-high 143 rush yards & a rush TD last week. He became the 5th player ever with 50+ rush TDs (50) & 10+ rec. TDs (10) in 1st 75 career games. He has 29 games with 100+ rush yards since 2016, the most in the NFL. He aims for his 4th game in a row with a rush TD. He has 754 scrimmage yards (94.3 per game) & 6 rush TDs in 8 career games vs. NYG. RB Tony Pollard aims for his 4th game in a row with 60+ rush yards.
*WR Kenny Golladay had 6 receptions for a team-high 116 rec. yards in Week 4, his 11th-career 100-yard game. He has 60+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 games this season. WR Sterling Shepard had 8 receptions, 136 scrimmage yards (112 rec., 24 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) in their last meeting. Rookie WR Kadarius Toney set career-highs in receptions (6) & rec. yards (78) last week. WR John Ross had his 11th-career rec. TD in Week 4. TE Evan Engram had 5 receptions last week. He aims for his 4th game in a row at Dal. with TD.
*WR Amari Cooper had a team-high 69 rec. yards & his 3rd TD catch of the season last week. He has 4+ catches in 4 of his 5 career games vs. NYG. WR CeeDee Lamb had 8 receptions for a career-high 124 yards in their last home meeting. TE Dalton Schultz had 6 receptions for 58 yards & a TD catch in Week 4. He aims for his 3rd game in a row with 6+ catches & a rec. TD. He had 7 catches for 70 yards in their last meeting.
*DB Logan Ryan had 9 tackles & a PD last week. He aims for his 3rd game in a row with a PD & 5th game in a row with 7+ tackles. CB James Bradberry had his 13th-career INT in Week 4. He aims for his 3rd game in a row on the road with an INT & 6th game in a row overall with a PD. DL Leonard Williams had 3 sacks in their last meeting.
*CB Trevon Diggs had 2 INTs last week & became the 1st Cowboy since 1970 & the 4th player since 1990 with an INT in each of his team's 1st 4 games. LB Micah Parsons ranks 2nd among rookies with 2.5 sacks. DE Randy Gregory had 1st 2 sacks of the season last week. CB Anthony Brown tied his career-high with 3 PD last week. He aims for his 4th game in a row with a PD.
View photos from Thursday's practice as the Giants prepare for their Week 5 matchup against the Cowboys.
Logan Ryan happy for Dak Prescott's recovery
Few players have enjoyed as much success against the Giants in recent years as Dallas' Dak Prescott, but the visitors will be happy to see him take the field when the teams meet Sunday in AT&T Stadium.
In Week 5 one year ago, Prescott suffered a gruesome injury on the same field when his right ankle bent awkwardly as he was being tackled by Giants safety Logan Ryan, resulting in a compound fracture. Prescott is now playing as if he was never hurt while leading the Cowboys to a 3-1 start. His 75.2 completion percentage is second in the NFL, and he has thrown 10 touchdown passes against just two interceptions. Not coincidentally, Dallas is fourth in the NFL in scoring (31.5 points a game) and third in yardage (420.8 a game).
"He looks really good," Ryan said today. "He looks healthy, great and he looks like he's operating as one of the best quarterbacks in football (with) just how they're moving the ball and the command he has, great command at the line of scrimmage. You've got to root for a guy that's a good guy and had a tough injury, obviously. You've got to root for stories like that. I just love playing against Dak because he's a competitor and I am and we are, so I think we have to lead our units, go out there and play the game.
"Between me and him, I'm happy that he's back, I'm happy that he's operating at a high level because when you've played the game for years and you've won some Super Bowls and you've had contracts, I think what keeps you in the game is the competition. You want to compete against the best. I think that's why everyone wants to play against Tom Brady, and they want to play against the best. Dak's one of the best right now, so we want to play against him and we want to play well. He's a great challenge."
Giants Insider: James Bradberry on matching up against Cowboys' playmakers
Check out the video below to watch cornerback James Bradberry join Paul Dottino to discuss going up against Cowboys' playmakers Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Schultz in this edition of Giants Insider.