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Giants vs. Cowboys: Postgame notes and stats

ARLINGTON, Texas – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 20-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in AT&T Stadium:

• The Giants are 0-2 for the second year in a row and for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

• The Giants have lost three games in a row to Dallas since sweeping the Cowboys in 2016.

• The Giants are 50-39-5 in road openers.

• The Giants trailed at the end of the first quarter, 10-0. It was their largest deficit after 15 minutes since they were behind, 13-0, at Tampa Bay on Oct. 1, 2017.

• The Giants still trailed at halftime, 10-0, their first scoreless half since they were shut out at Arizona, 23-0, on Dec. 24, 2017. That was also the previous game in which they did not score a touchdown in the first three quarters.

• The Giants finished with 255 net offensive yards, their lowest total since they gained 170 yards in a 20-10 loss to Washington on Nov. 23, 2017.

• The Giants rushed for 35 yards, their lowest total since … their last visit to Dallas. On Sept. 10, 2017, they ran for 35 yards in a 19-3 defeat in AT&T. They had 17 rushing attempts Sunday night, and just 12 last year.

• Despite difficulty moving the ball at times, the Giants had one more first down than Dallas (17-16), held the ball longer (32:12 to 27:48), converted eight third-down opportunities (in 17 attempts) to just three for the Cowboys, and were two-for-two on fourth-down conversion attempts (both on Eli Manning quarterback sneaks).

• The Giants defense kept the Cowboys under 300 yards (298), but recorded neither a sack nor forced a turnover. It was their first game without a sack since their previous meeting with Dallas, a 30-10 loss on Dec. 10, 2017 in MetLife Stadium. They had last had no takeaways on Dec. 17, 2017 vs. Philadelphia (the second consecutive game they didn't force a turnover),

• Manning completed 33 of 44 passes for 279 yards, an 18-yard fourth-quarter touchdown to Evan Engram, and no interceptions (though he did lose a fumble for the game's only turnover). His passer rating was 98.6.

• Manning was sacked six times, the highest number of times he's been tackled attempting to pass since Oct. 12, 2014 at Philadelphia (also six). Ryan Nassib was also sacked twice in that game.

• The 33 completions tied for the sixth-highest total in Manning's career. He also completed 33 passes vs. Dallas on Nov. 14, 2010, and at New Orleans on Nov. 28, 2011. It was the eighth time in his 15-year career that he completed at least 33 passes in a game.

• Manning's touchdown pass to Engram was his 50th vs. Dallas. That is his second-highest total against any opponent; he has thrown 51 touchdown passes vs. Philadelphia.

• Manning, who has seldom run the ball on a quarterback sneak in recent years, twice picked up a first down on that play on the same drive in the second quarter. It was the first time he ran for a first down since Nov. 19, 2017 against Kansas City.

• Saquon Barkley set a Giants franchise record with 14 receptions (for 80 yards). The previous mark of 13 was set by another running back (Tiki Barber), also in Dallas (on Jan. 2, 2000).

• Barkley led the Giants with 28 rushing yards on 11 carries.

• Engram caught seven passes for 67 yards.

• Odell Beckham, Jr. led the wide receivers with four receptions for 51 yards, the longest a 17-yarder. Beckham also returned his first punt of the season, for three yards.

• Cody Latimer had his first two receptions for the Giants for 41 yards, including a team-high 37-yarder. Latimer is the third player to catch passes from both Peyton and Eli Manning. The others were Jim Finn and Brandon Stokley.

• For the second week in a row, the Giants won the coin toss and deferred taking possession of the ball until the second half. But the Cowboys scored on the game's third play, when Dak Prescott threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tavon Austin. Dallas was the first Giants opponent to score a first-possession touchdown since Philadelphia on Dec. 17, 2017. In the previous two seasons, the Giants were 3-5 when allowing a touchdown on their opponent's first offensive series.

• The 64-yard pass was the longest against the Giants since Prescott threw an 81-yard score to running back Rod Smith in MetLife Stadium on Dec. 10, 2017. It was the longest opposing completion to a wide receiver since San Francisco's C.J. Beathard threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Goodwin on Nov. 12, 2017.

• Since the start of the 2013 season, the Giants are 8-21 when they win the coin toss and defer.

• Aldrick Rosas kicked field goals of 28 and 38 yards and is five-for-five this season.

• After Manning's 18-yard touchdown pass to Engram lifted the Giants to within 20-10 with 1:27 remaining, Rosas' onside kick was recovered by Michael Thomas. It was the first time the Giants recovered one of their own onside kicks since Dec. 14, 2014, vs. Washington.

• Linebacker Alec Ogletree, safety Landon Collins and cornerback Janoris Jenkins each had a team-high six tackles. Ogletree had six solo stops, Collins and Jenkins had five apiece.

• That trio helped limit Dallas' star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, to 78 yards on 17 carries (one of them a six-yard touchdown). Elliott also caught five passes, but they gained only nine yards.

• Center Jon Halapio was carted off the field with 5:41 remaining in the third quarter with a lower right leg injury. He was replaced by John Greco.

• Cornerback Eli Apple suffered a groin injury and was declared out of the game in the third quarter. He was replaced by nickel back B.W. Webb. Donte Deayon then played the nickel in passing situations.

• The Giants lost their third consecutive indoor game – second straight in Dallas – and are 31-25 all-time in regular-season indoor games.

• The Giants are 5-5 in AT&T Stadium, including 2-5 when the roof is closed.

• The Giants fell to 22-30-1 on Sunday night, including 11-18-1 on the road. They are 6-8 vs. the Cowboys on Sunday night, including 3-6 in Dallas. The 14 meetings between the Giants and Cowboys are the most ever on Sunday Night Football.

• Wide receiver/punt returner Kaelin Clay suffered an ankle injury in the first half, but returned.

• The Giants had the same seven inactive players they had for their opener last week vs. Jacksonville: linebackers Olivier Vernon (ankle) and Tae Davis (hamstring), quarterback Kyle Lauletta, offensive linemen Spencer Pulley and Evan Brown, and defensive backs Mike Jordan and Kamrin Moore.

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