December 1, 2022

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Three Keys to Giants win over Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day – The Denver Post

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ESTABLISH THE RUN

This isn’t complicated. The Giants boast the NFL’s fourth-best rushing attack (157.2 yards per game). And their offensive line and receiving corps are decimated by injuries. The Cowboys’ Achilles heel is their run defense, seventh worst in the NFL (136.1 yards per game). That includes 240 for the Bears in Week 8 and 207 for the Packers in Week 10. The Giants’ only chance on Thanksgiving Day is to use both Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley as runners to control the pace of the game.

START FAST, PROTECT THE BALL

The Cowboys are the only NFL team that still has not allowed a first quarter touchdown this season. Opponents’ 18 first quarter points this season are the fewest in the league. The Giants are notoriously slow starters on offense, with only 36 first…

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2022-11-24 05:42:07

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