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Wednesday September 5th, 8:30 p.m. ET NBC
This game is circled on each and every Cowboys fans calendar. It was announced a few weeks ago and automatically made both bases salivate. The Cowboys hate the Giants and vice versa.
The difference in this game, and they play twice a year, is the diamond encrusted Super Bowl Ring that hangs from Eli Manning's pinky ring. The score, as most see it, is Eli two, Tony Romo, nothing.
What will be key for the Cowboys is stopping the Giants passing attack as well as that audacious defensive line. Depending on where the Cowboys go in the first round of the draft, offensive line or secondary, the Cowboys could very well match themselves out of the game.
If the defensive line proves to be head coach Jason Garrett's largest concern, then Stanford Guard David DeCastro may be the team's top draft choice.
If defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's is up a week before their matchup worrying over Manning's 400-yard passing day against them last season, then I say Alabama safety Mark Barron or North Alabama corner Janoris Jenkins should be high on the draft board.
Either way, the Cowboys will have to worry about both areas. The ferocious temperament of that Giants' defensive line will give Dallas hell, there is no questioning that. However, how the Cowboys choose to address the area is important as well.
Stopping Eli Manning and Victor Cruz are high on the list, and having Brandon Carr and Mike Jenkins will improve their chances of doing both.