A new head coach and resurfaced quarterback shouldn’t help the gutted New York Giants find the end zone against the 2017 Dallas Cowboys.
Since the Dallas Cowboys began their rivalry with the New York Giants in 1960, only one season saw either team keep the other from scoring a touchdown. On October 27, 1969 the Cowboys defeated Washington 25-3. The only caveat is they only played once that season.
The teams have met at least twice every year besides 1960 and 1969. During the countless seasons playing two times, neither team has ever denied the other offense from the end zone in both contests. After doing so back in September, the 2017 Cowboys defense has a prime opportunity to make series history on Sunday.
ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO
It seems like a lifetime ago when the Dallas Cowboys opened the season with a 19-3 pummeling of the New York Giants.
Just like their low scoring final battle in 2016, touchdowns were at a premium.
After firing their head coach and general manager, the buzz this week has centered around a supposedly rejuvenated Giants threat.
The owner boldly canned the guys who benched the city’s living legend quarterback Eli Manning a week earlier and broke his 210 game starting streak.
Current defensive coordinator and player favorite Steve Spagnuolo now takes over. The Giants are also returning Manning to his lead role.
Oh no, Dallas better run for cover. The 2-10 Giants are ready to light it up. Yawn.
Neither the Giants offense or Cowboys defense are the same as September. New York failed to find the end zone last time and is even less equipped for the rematch.