GAME PREVIEW: COWBOYS @ GIANTS

Cowboys (7-1) vs. Giants (6-2) Sunday, November 11, 3:15 PM CT on FOX

Week 10 Preview:

The Dallas Cowboys look to take a commanding 3-game lead in the NFC East on Sunday when they invade the Meadowlands to take on the Giants.  If the Cowboys win and the Redskins lose to the Eagles, this will become a reality.  A Dallas loss would mean that both teams would be tied for 1st in the NFC East.

This will not be easy though, as the Giants have improved greatly since their last meeting in Week 1.  The Giants’ defense has accumulated 30 sacks, the most in the NFL.  It will be critical for the Cowboys offensive line to protect Tony Romo, as they have all season, from the likes of Strahan, Kiwanuka, Tuck, and Umenyiora.  The Giants defense may be good, but Dallas’ offense has been slicing through opposing defenses all season.  There is no reason to think that it won’t be any different this time around either.

The Cowboys have also been improving, especially on defense.  That will only get stronger with Tank Johnson coming back for this game fresh off of his 8-game suspension.  He will be replacing Jay Ratliff at nose tackle.  If the Cowboys can stop the the running game of Brandon Jacobs and force the Giants into 3rd and long situations, it will go a long way to stopping the Giants passing game.

Wide receiver Terry Glenn (knee) is still out.  Wide Receiver Isaiah Stanback (shoulder), who returned kickoffs last week and was limited in practice on Friday, is questionable.  Tyson Thompson could resume his kick returning duties against the Giants.  Cornerback Anthony Henry (ankle), and nickel safety Pat Watkins (ankle) went through a full practice on Friday and are listed as probable.