Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
Record: 3-3, 1-1 home
Streak: Won 1
Common opponents: Tampa Bay (W, 16-10), Carolina (W, 19-14)
PTS/G: 18.8 (tied 24th in NFL)
OPP. PTS/G: 22,2 (14th)
PASSING: 277.7 (7th)
OPP. PASSING: 187.3 (3rd)
RUSHING: 97.2 (20th)
OPP. RUSHING: 105.0 (15th)
Head Coach: Jason Garrett, 16-14 overall (third year)
Connections: TE Martellus Bennett was drafted by the Cowboys in 2008 and spent four years with the team before signing with the Giants as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2012; DT Chris Canty was drafted by the Cowboys in 2005 before signing with the Giants in 2009; Offensive Assistant Lunda Wells served as an offensive line intern with the Cowboys at training camp in 2010; LS Zak DeOssie's father Steve DeOssie played the same position for the Cowboys (1984-88); Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett spent four seasons (2000-03) as a back-up quarterback for the Giants; Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis held the same position with the Giants for four seasons (1993-96); Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach Jimmy Robinson played wide receiver for the Giants for four seasons (1976-79) and also coached wide receivers for the Giants for six seasons (1998-03).
Back at Valley Ranch: "He's an outstanding player, no question about that," Garrett said Monday when asked where Eli Manning falls among clutch quarterbacks. "His resume speaks for itself. His game tape speaks for itself. He's got great poise. He's got great command of the offense, a great command of what defenses are trying to do. He plays within the system. When things break down, he's able to get out of the pocket and make some plays and certainly has played with great poise in critical situations throughout his career. So it will be a great challenge for us. He's a heck of a player."
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