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According to The Weather Channel, temperatures for Sunday’s game will have a high of 33 degrees and a low of 21 degrees with 24 MPH winds blowing out of the northwest. The only game Tony Romo played in comparable conditions was on 12/7/08 in Pittsburgh where he went 19/36 for 210 yards, 1 TD, and 3 INT’s in a 13-20 loss.

Tony Romo has played 14 games against the New York Giants. He holds a 6-7 record as a starter and a 94.1 quarterback rating. Here is the breakdown by defensive coordinator:

Tim Lewis: 34/59, 484 yards, 2 TD’s, 5 INT’s, 60.3 passer rating — 1-0 record*

Steve Spagnoulo: 73/118, 1,037 yards, 11 TD’s, 3 INT’s, 110.3 passer rating — 3-1 record

Tom Sheridan: 54/84, 519 yards, 4 TD’s, 3 INT’s, 82.4 passer rating — 0-2 record

Perry Fewell: 149/215, 1,656 yards, 13 TD’s, 7 INT’s, 98.5 passer rating — 2-4 record

*Romo did not start the 10/23/06 game
The longest winning streak Tony Romo has sustained against the New York Giants is three games from 12/03/06 to 11/11/07.

The longest losing streak Romo has sustained against the New York Giants is five games from 09/20/09 to 01/01/12. It is the longest losing streak a Dallas Cowboys quarterback has had against the Giants.

This is only Tony Romo’s second November game against the New York Giants. The only was an 11/11/07 game where Dallas completed the sweep 31-20. That season also began with Giants-Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday Night Football.

Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass in the second quarter of the game against the New York Giants at AT

Tony Romo’s 21 touchdown passes ties him with Andy Dalton for 3rd in the NFL.

Tony Romo’s 6 interceptions ties him with five other passers for 21st in the NFL.

Tony Romo is 9th in the league with 2,681 passing yards. Directly behind him is Eli Manning with 2,586.

Tony Romo is 6th in the NFL with a 64.6 completion percentage.

Tony Romo is 8th in the NFL with 239 completions.

Tony Romo is 10th in the league with 370 attempts.

Tony Romo’s 7.3 yards per attempts places him 11th in the league.

The longest pass Tony Romo has thrown this season has been 82 yards.

The last Cowboys-Giants overtime matchup occurred on 10/16/05 when Tony Romo held for Jose Cortez’s 45-yard field goal to give Dallas a 16-13 victory.


Monte Kiffin is the sixth defensive coordinator Eli Manning has faced in this series, the most he’s ever faced from one NFC East opponent. Here is how Eli Manning has fared:

Mike Zimmer (4-3): 18/27, 144 yards, 3 TD’s, 1 INT, 101.5 passer rating – 1-0 record
Mike Zimmer (3-4): 62/122, 826 yards, 5 TD’s, 4 INT’s, 72.6 passer rating – 2-2 record
Brian Stewart: 97/155, 1,049 yards, 10 TD’s, 6 INT’s, 87.8 passer rating – 2-3 record
Wade Phillips: 61/98, 877, 8 TD’s, 4 INT’s, 101.4 passer rating – 3-0 record
Paul Pasqualoni: 33/48, 373 yards, 2 TD’s, 2 INT’s, 88.3 passer rating – 0-1 record
Rob Ryan: 87/141, 1,151 yards, 6 TD’s, 2 INT’s, 95.8 passer rating – 3-1 record
Monte Kiffin: 27/42, 450 yards, 4 TD’s, 3 INT’s, 102.3 passer rating – 0-1 record

Eli Manning has thrown 17 interceptions through 10 games. In 2010, when he threw 25 league-leading interceptions, he had thrown 16 through 10 games.

Eli Manning’s 12 touchdowns ranks him 21st in the NFL among all quarterbacks.

Eli Manning is 29th in the NFL with a 57.1 completion percentage.

Eli Manning is 15th in the NFL with 208 completions.

Eli Manning is 12th in the league with 364 attempts.

Eli Manning is 17th overall with 7.1 yards per attempt.

The longest pass Eli Manning has thrown this year has been 70 yards.

In Eli Manning’s first six games of 2013, he averaged 21/38, 287 yards, 2 TD’s, 3 INT’s, 64.0 passer rating, and 2.5 sacks. In the past four games, he averaged 21/34, 216 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 82.5 passer rating, and still 2.5 sacks.

Eli Manning holds an 11-8 record against the Dallas Cowboys with a 92.5 passer rating. In 19 games, he averages 20/33 for 256 yards, 2 TD’s, and 1 INT.

When completing less than 50% of his passes against the Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning is 3-1. Comparatively, when Eli Manning has completed 60% or more of his passes, he’s 5-6.

On 12/04/05, Eli Manning went 12/31 for 152 yards and 2 INT’s with a 27.9 passer rating against the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants still won 17-10. To date, it is the only win of Eli Manning’s career where he has posted a passer rating less than 30.0.

Eli Manning’s first win as a starter came against the Dallas Cowboys on 01/02/05. It was also his first ever comeback and game-winning drive.

Next week, the NFL’s two best quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will square off on Sunday Night Football. Since 2006, when Peyton Manning loses, the Dallas Cowboys win. Conversely, Eli loses when Peyton loses to Brady, except for 2012 when Eli won while Peyton lost to Brady.

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