The Dallas Cowboys are coming off one of the most dominant wins in the NFL this season, but they have no time to celebrate as they are set to face off against their NFC East rival in the New York Giants on Thanksgiving Day.
When these two teams faced off earlier this season, the Cowboys had backup quarterback Cooper Rush under center. This week, however, Dak Prescott is back and looking very good in his third game back from a broken thumb. That means the Giants will have a different offensive style to defend this Thursday.
Things for the Giants could be a bit more difficult on a short week after the number of injuries they sustained against the Detroit Lions. On both the offensive and defensive side of the football, the Giants lost key players to injuries and with a short week, we already know most of them won’t be able to return.
It’s going to be a tough uphill climb for the Giants, but as we’ve seen this football season, anything can happen on any given Sunday — or should we say Thursday.
So let’s take a look at how the Giants can attack and defend the Cowboys and how the Cowboys can beat the Giants in this week’s “Know Thy Enemy”.
Cowboys vs. Giants: Week 12 Know Thy Enemy
New York Giants at a Glance
All-time record vs Cowboys: 46-72-2
2022 Record: 7-3
2022 Offensive Ranking: 21st out of 32 teams
2022 Defensive Ranking: 13th out of 32 teams
Current Injury List: WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee), CB Fabian Moreau (ribs), S Jason Pinnock (jaw), C Jon Feliciano (neck), RT Tyre Phillips (neck), S Xavier McKinney (IR hand), LT Evan Neal (knee), TE Daniel Bellinger (eye), WR Robert Foster (hamstring)
Most Notable Offensive Players: QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquon Barkley, RB Matt Breida, WR Darius Slayton, WR Richie James, WR Kenny Golladay
Most Notable Defensive Players: DT Leonard Williams, DT Dexter Lawrence, LB Tae Crowder, OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, CB Adoree’ Jackson, CB Fabian Moreau