Fact or Fiction: Predictions for Giants vs. Cowboys
  • JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact: I thought about http://www.yadeos.com/christian-mccaffrey-jersey-c-1_38.html doing something like, “The Cowboys offensive line vs. the Giants defensive line,” but I thought it was a bit of a cop-out because it isn’t an individual matchup. If the Giants do win that battle up front, however, they should win the game. Jenkins did an excellent job against Bryant in their two matchups last year. Bryant, however, had a completely healthy offseason for the first time in a couple years and he should be at his best on Sunday night. He came on strong at the end of last season once his foot got healthy. Bryant is the Cowboys’ big play threat through the air, and if Jenkins can handle him man-to-man with limited help, it will allow the Giants to assign a safety to help against the run.
    DAN SALOMONE: Fact. On Sunday night, like it does every game, the game plan starts with stopping the run. But the Giants were so effective last year, particularly against the Cowboys, because they also shut down one of the biggest playmakers in the NFL. Jenkins helped limit Bryant to just two catches for 18 yards, one of which he forced Bryant to fumble.
    LANCE MEDOW: Fiction: Last season, Janoris Jenkins was very effective against Dez Bryant as he had just two catches for 18 yards in both games combined. Despite Jenkins containing Bryant, both contests were decided by a total of four points, and that’s a reflection of both teams having numerous weapons on both sides of the field. How the Giants’ linebackers and safeties defend running back Ezekiel Elliott and tight end http://www.arimtex.com/andy-pettitte-jersey-c-1_34.html Jason Witten is worth watching, but that involves a variety of personnel as opposed to one specific matchup, so the most intriguing head-to-head battle will be Jason Pierre-Paul against Dallas right tackle La’el Collins, who has moved from left guard to take the place of the retired Doug Free. Collins has started 14 games over his first two seasons with the Cowboys and played tackle at LSU, but this will be his first campaign at that position on the NFL level. Given how effective the Cowboys’ offensive line has been over the last few seasons, it’s a matchup worth keeping an eye on throughout the game.

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