2015 Regular Season Week 7: Cowboys vs Giants (Preview)

Home: New York Giants (3-3)

Away: Dallas Cowboys (2-3)

Game Date/Time: Oct 25th 2015, 3:25 PM CST

Channel: FOX

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After a bye week which saw several changes in key positions. The Dallas Cowboys will basically be fielding a brand new team for the second half of the season. This game is huge in regards to division standing. Both teams need this win to stay afloat a pretty mediocre division.

Dallas Cowboys

What to watch: Defense

They are getting healthier each week, and this bye week came at a very good time. Randy Gregory is expected to be back, and with one game under their belts, McClain and Hardy will be ready to wreak havoc this week. We will finally see something as close to healthy as possible on the defensive side of the football. If Dallas is expected to win, it will be due to forcing turnovers, and limiting opponents.

Issues: Offense

Dallas is expected to start a new QB, RB, WR, and LG this week. I do not know many teams that have this many key positions changing after a bye. We are in a rare situation but the shake up was necessary. Weeden wasn’t bad, but the defense was sitting on everything. Randle was good in the first half of a few games but ineffective in the second. Having Christine Michael in the mix will be good to see if we can wear down defenses.

New York Giants

What to watch: Eli to Odell

This is probably one of the most lethal combinations in the NFL. Beckham is slated to be probable and if he doesn’t play, well the Cowboys catch a break. If Odell does play, then expect Eli and Co to air it out. The Giants running game is abysmal at best. They have been going through the same carousel the Cowboys are going through. After the thrashing they faced against the Eagles last week, it is safe to say that there isn’t any consistency in the NFC East.

Issues: Defense

The Giants have allowed the 5th most yards per game this season. Teams are lighting them up in the air. The good thing is the defense has been getting stingy. New York is in the middle of the pact allowing close to 20 points per game. Ball control will be big for their defense, but if the Giants can bring the pressure and force Cassel to get the ball out early, expect a field day for Eli and the offense.