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New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys takes place Sunday in the late afternoon match up, in what is one of the NFL games of Week 8. This promises to be an exciting clash as Dallas take on the current Super Bowl Champions. The game is scheduled to start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Giants have won their past three visits to the Cowboys' new stadium, although each encounter has been a closely fought affair. All three have been within a six point margin, and the Giants have won by less than four points on average over that period.
Over those past three clashes at Cowboys Stadium Manning has been the difference between the sides, throwing 1,036 yards for eight touchdowns. The Cowboys must stop him if they are to finally claim a home win against the Giants.
It is not all doom and gloom for the Cowboys against the Giants, however, and in their most recent encounter in Week 1 this season the Cowboys claimed the win in New York. That game ended 24-17 to Dallas, and they did a fantastic job at bringing Manning under control in that game, limiting his offensive affect enough to claim the victory. In that game Manning finished with just 213 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
The Cowboys will be looking to use the blitz to a similar affect in today's game and if they can keep the pressure on Manning they could claim a first home win in four against the Giants.
However, ESPN have highlighted this week that the blitz is not ordinarily so effective against Manning. He has been blitzed more than any quarterback in the NFL since 2008, but has on the whole remained impressively effective under such pressure.
This game could also be different to that Week 1 match up, as in that previous encounter the Cowboys rushed for 145 yards, led by DeMarco Murray, who claimed 131 yards on 20 carries. However, Murray is out for this game, and whether Felix Jones can be as effective is highly questionable.
New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys starts at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.