What Dallas Cowboys fans need to know about the 2018 Giants
#4. What would you consider to be the Giants biggest strength? Biggest weakness?
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CM: The New York Giants biggest strength continues to be their ability to stymie opponent’s rushing attack. In that respect, it will be strength versus strength against Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys run game on Sunday night.
Having been a solid 4-3 defense for many years, the changeover to James Bettcher’s 3-4 defense seems to be a major improvement. The new scheme seems to favorably play into the skill set of most, if not all, of the Giants front seven rotation.
And the biggest weakness continues to be the team’s offensive line. This will mark the fourth season that Ereck Flowers has been a starting tackle on the team, and hopefully it will be his last. Flowers committed two penalties on the team’s opening drive against Jacksonville last week and later spoke openly about how Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell surprised him.
The team imported Patrick Omameh from Jacksonville in free agency, and he has been terrible. Omameh was considered to be an upgrade from the oft-criticized John Jerry, but so far he has not been that.
#5. What’s your prediction for the upcoming game and score.
CM: I like the New York Giants to beat the Dallas Cowboys by a 24-14 score on Sunday night. Ironically, these two teams have strengths and weaknesses in many of the same areas. For example, at linebacker, both Sean Lee and Alec Ogletree are tackling machines. At running back, Saquon Barkley at least is in the conversation with Ezekiel Elliott.
Overall, a few things fall in the Giants favor though. First, the Cowboys don’t have a talent like Odell Beckham on the field. Secondly, the ‘Boys offensive line has seen better days. And lastly, Dallas no longer has Dez Bryant or Jason Witten to taunt the G-Men. Witten, in particular, was an absolute Giants-killer. So if Geoff Swain somehow steps up, we’ll know it’s something in the water in Arlington!