Live game blog: New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys (NFC East) :
FINAL – Dallas Cowboys 19, New York Giants 3
Two Minute Warning. Dallas Cowboys leading 16-3.
Anthony Brown with the interception of Eli Manning. Huge play for a # defense that is having a big night. Dallas takes over with 7:48 in 4th at midfield.
@ juggles ball, catches on the line, gain of 7 for 1st down w/ 10:41 in 4th.
End of 3rd quarter. Dallas Cowboys 16 – NY Giants 3 ___________
@ gets yards, 35 on pass/run to NY 45.
Switzer returns the kick 17 yards to the # 18 w/ 5:10 in 3rd.
10-minute drive for Giants and a total of 16 plays down to the Red Zone, settle for a field goal to cut Cowboys’ lead to 16-3.
Giants start the second half with the ball.
HALFTIME – Dallas Cowboys 16, NY Giants 0 ________________________
Dak scrambles, picks up 17 yards for @dallascowboys 1st down w/ 0:24 left in 2nd.
Injury update: After taking himself out of the game, Orlando Scandrick getting xray on hand per @
D forces another @ punt. Dallas takes over at own 21 w/ 9:27 in 2nd. Dallas leading 6-0.
Jason Witten becomes the @ all-time leader in receiving yards, passing Michael Irvin
sacked. # go for the 3 from 47 yards. Bailey nails it. Dallas 6, NY 0 w/ 12:45 in 2nd.
End of 1st Quarter. Dallas Cowboys 3 – NY Giants 0 _____________
TW 15-yd pass/reception with the @ 1st down, now at NY 19.
Cowboys driving. Terrance Williams back it the game and getting yards. Zeke Elliott with a 1st down at NY 32. Zeke is up to 7 carries for 35 yards.
Kick. @ starting from own 25 w/ 6:25 in 1st.
Dan Bailey hits 21 yd FG w/ 6:25 in 1st. Dallas 3 NY 0.
Dak to Butler for a big # 1st down w/ 30yd pass/catch. RED ZONE.
Giants unable to move away from starting position. DeMarcus Lawrence sacked Eli Manning. Giants forced to punt. Cowboys take over on own 46 w/ 9:23 in 1st. Score 0-0.
Cowboys first series ends in punt from midfield. NY takes over on own 6 w/ 11:07 in 1st.
First play of the game … and Terrance Williams has taken himself out of the game. Williams limping on one leg; heading to the locker room. His return is questionable.
Dallas Cowboys win the toss and will receive.
Game time ________________________________________
OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 5
SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 62-46-2
LAST MEETING — Giants beat Cowboys 10-7, Dec. 11, 2016
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Giants beat Cowboys in opener last season, then snapped Dallas’ franchise-record 11-game winning streak for sweep.
Cowboys won NFC East, Giants made playoffs for first time since 2011 as wild card. Both lost to Green Bay in playoffs.
Giants have won three straight in series, matching their longest since 2009-10.
Dallas’ only loss to Giants in nine openers was last season.
Teams have split 12 Sunday night games.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, former quarterback for both teams, facing Giants for fifth time in seven openers.
Giants QB Eli Manning set for 200th straight regular-season start. Brett Favre (297) and brother Peyton Manning (208) only other QBs with at least 200. Manning’s 508 completions, 6,226 yards and 48 touchdowns against Cowboys are most of any Dallas opponent.
WR Odell Beckham Jr (high-ankle sprain) is officially inactive.
Brandon Marshall, third among active WRs with 941 catches, set for Giants debut.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was already cleared to play in the opener and, on Friday, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant blocked his six-game suspension over a domestic violence case. It’s uncertain whether an NFL appeal can get the suspension reinstated this season. He led the NFL last season as a rookie with 1,631 yards rushing. Set Cowboys rookie records with 15 touchdowns rushing and 16 total.
QB Dak Prescott tied Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie record with 13 wins last season, had highest rookie QB rating in history (104.9). Named NFL Offensive Rookie of Year.
WR Cole Beasley led Cowboys with career highs of 75 catches and 833 yards.
TE Jason Witten set to tie Ed “Too Tall” Jones’ franchise record of 224 games played. Needs 17 yards to break Hall of Famer Michael Irvin’s club record of 11,904 yards receiving.
LB Sean Lee had career-high 174 tackles in first All-Pro season last year.
DE Benson Mayowa led team with six sacks, and DT Maliek Collins seventh among rookies with five.
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