Giants vs. Cowboys: Live Updates, Score and Highlights for Sunday Night Football

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The Dallas Cowboys snapped a three-game losing streak to the New York Giants in a defensive-dominant 19-3 victory. Tight end Jason Witten surpassed Michael Irvin as the franchise leader in receiving yards. Overall, the Cowboys offense didn't operate like a well-oiled machine, but the Giants struggled to move the ball without wideout Odell Beckham Jr. in the lineup. Going forward, New York must improve its pass protection to allow quarterback Eli Manning more time to dissect defenses from the pocket.

  1. September 11, 2017
  2. Clock Icon3:17 am

    Scoring Recap

    -Dan Bailey kicks a 21-yard field goal (3-0 Cowboys)

    -Dan Bailey kicks a 48-yard field goal (6-0 Cowboys)

    -Dak Prescott throws a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten (13-0 Cowboys)

    -Dan Bailey kicks a 42-yard field goal (16-0 Cowboys)

    -Aldrick Rosas kicks a 25-yard field goal (16-3 Cowboys)

    -Dan Bailey kicks a 36-yard field goal (19-3 Cowboys)

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    Cowboys Dominate Giants on SNF

    Cowboys Dominate Giants on SNF
    Giants vs Cowboys 2017-09-10

    Cowboys Dominate Giants on SNF

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report
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    Giants Take a Slow Painful Loss on the Road

    Big Blue's offense never found a rhythm. The Cowboys scored one touchdown and kiced four field goals for the victory.

    Dallas Cowboys @dallascowboys

    #DallasCowboys get the W to open the season on @SNFonNBC #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/3dYsfLtphS

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  6. September 11, 2017
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    The Giants Haven't Scored 20 Points in a Game Since November 27

    The Giants haven't eclipsed the 20-point mark since Week 12 in the previous season. Even with Odell Beckham, the offense struggles to put points on the board. It's time to balance the attack with a solid ground game and improved offensive line play on the edges.

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    So, You're Saying There's a Chance?

    It's only one game in the books, and Odell Beckham Jr. will return sooner than later. The Giants will live to play another down, and it won't look as ugly as tonight.

    Patricia Traina @Patricia_Traina

    The 2007 Giants team lost their 1st two and went on to win a SB. Then again, this isn't the 2007 Giants team, but still..

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    Anthony Brown Snatches One from Roger Lewis

    Brown undercuts the slant and hangs onto the football for a critical takeaway. The Giants' comeback bid slowly fades late in the fourth quarter.

    NFL @NFL

    Clutch. Anthony Brown comes up with a big 4th quarter INT! #DallasCowboys #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/orOlkeC0aJ

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    Slow Motion for Me

    Cole Beasley makes the Week 1 highlight reel using his back and sticky gloves.

    NFL @NFL

    🤔🤔🤔 #DallasCowboys #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/kV832XlVBs

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    You Want a Highlight? Beasley Gives You a Highlight 😱

    Beasley completes a circus catch near the sideline by pinning the ball to his back, top that!

    NFL @NFL

    Wait... what?! This @Bease11 catch is INSANE. 😱 #NYGvsDAL #DallasCowboys https://t.co/LwIVsm3DtP

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    Can You Name This Mystery Wide Receiver?

    Manning can't find Brandon Marshall with a compass. The new Giants receiver doesn't have a single catch with two targets through 48 minutes.

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    Cowboys Still Dominant 16-3

    The Giants just hit the on button for the offense in the third quarter. They'll attempt to overcome a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Not a ton of fireworks to speak of, but the Cowboys are in good position heading into the fourth quarter #cowboyswire

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    Dak ➡ Dez

    Bryant shrugs off a tackles and cross midfield, that's strength and agility on display.

    NFL @NFL

    .@Dak with the short pass to @DezBryant... And he's off! 35-yard gain! #DallasCowboys #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/XmFHSKiBsq

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    Steps in the Right Direction?

    Giants' 1st half possession: 9:27 Giants' last drive: 9:44

    Patricia Traina @Patricia_Traina

    That Giants scoring drive lasted 9:44, longer than the Giants first half possession.

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    Charles Tapper Crushes Manning

    The Giants possessed the ball for nearly 10 minutes to start the third quarter, but Tapper's sack backs up the offense. Manning throws short on third down and settles for a field goal.

    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Ayyyyyye Charles Tapper. That's 3 sacks for the Dallas defense tonight #cowboyswire

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    😟

    To say the Giants need a second-half spark is an understatement.

    ProFootballReference @pfref

    Eli Manning has 33 passing yards; the #Cowboys gained at least that many yards on every drive so far tonight https://t.co/Ah6EM4EENh

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    Pay This Man Whatever He Wants

    Giants' putrid offense through 1st half:

    -2 first downs -50 yards -2.6 yards per play -0 points

    Beckham proves he's worth a massive deal without playing a down tonight.

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    Landon Collins Is All Over the Field Tonight

    He may need to score a defensive touchdown to help the offense.

    Pro Football Focus @PFF

    Where Giants safety Landon Collins has lined up https://t.co/eLQ3zePKaH

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    Bobby Hart Isn't Having a Good Night

    Manning can't settle in the pocket because his head is on a constant swivel.

    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Giants may want to rethink decision not to dress DJ Fluker on this struggling OL... only it's too late now

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    Witten Catches His 64th Touchdown as a Cowboy

    The Play-action fake makes this look so easy.

    NFL @NFL

    Dak. Witten. @DallasCowboys TOUCHDOWN!!! #DallasCowboys #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/dZwkrUVlFE

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    The Ageless Wonder Jason Witten Scores 🙌

    On the night he passed Michael Irvin as the Cowboys' all-time leader in receiving yards, Witten scores the first touchdown of the game.

    Dallas Cowboys @dallascowboys

    GOLD JACKET WIT TOUCHDOWN! @JasonWitten gets the #DallasCowboys score! #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/OyqKPazHgJ

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    Scandrick Done for the Night

    First-round pick Chidobe Awuzie has lined up on the outside with Anthony Brown in the slot in Scandrick's absence.

    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Orlando Scandrick has been ruled out of the game with a hand injury #cowboyswire

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    Is It Feeding Time for Giants Wide Receivers?

    The Cowboys lost three veteran defensive backs during free agency. Scandrick goes to the locker room, which means more work for second-year cornerback Anthony Brown and rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie.

    James Kratch @JamesKratch

    Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick going into the locker room. #Giants

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    Giants Focus on the Ground Attack

    The Cowboys have pressured Manning through the first quarter. Running back Paul Perkins took a few carries on the drive to neutralizr the rush.

    Patricia Traina @Patricia_Traina

    Meanwhile, no pass targets yet for Brandon Marshall. Will that change this drive?

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    Congratulations to Jason Witten!

    On his last catch, Witten passed Michael Irvin for franchise leader in receiving yards (11,906).

    FOX Sports @FOXSports

    Jason Witten passes Michael Irvin in the @dallascowboys record book. (Via @NFLonFOX) https://t.co/yoeYtn2Opd

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    Down Goes Prescott 👊

    The Giants' vaunted defensive line shows why they should be respected. Olivier Vernon charges in for the sack. He the team with 8.5 sacks last year.

    NFL @NFL

    Oh my, @oliviervernon54! 💪💪💪 #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/NdW4tMpaC4

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    A Look a Brice Butler with the Extension

    Butler put together an impressive offseason. Prescott likes to spread the ball, which may allow Butler to carve out a role in the offense.

    NFL @NFL

    FULL EXTENSION. Brice Butler. What a grab! #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/Jrjv8Wsqw6

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    Cowboys Pass-Rushers Putting Manning on Skates

    DeMarcus Lawrence has been a disruptor off the edge. Bobby Hart struggling at right tackle.

    Patricia Traina @Patricia_Traina

    I don't think I've seen a clean pocket for Eli yet.

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    Key Matchup Tonight

    Dez Bryant vs. Janoris Jenkins

    Last time around, Jenkins put the clamps on Bryant.

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    Giants on a Quick 3-and-out

    DeMarcus Lawrence played nine games in the previous season and only sacked the quarterback once. He's off to a quick start for 2017.

    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Holy cow. DeMarcus Lawrence just matched his 2016 sack total to get the Cowboys off the field. 3 and out by New York.

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    Something to Watch Early

    Surprisingly, Cole Beasley led the team in targets (98) and receptions (75) and receiving yards (833) last year. The passing attack should be ok if Williams misses several snaps.

    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Terrance Williams pulled up gimpy after running deep on that first play. He's off the field.

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    The Alabama Product Makes the Start

    Tomlinson logged 5.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks as a senior at Alabama.

    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Dalvin Tomlinson getting the start. Second-round pick. #Giants

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    Cowboys Offense Will Take the Field First

    Did quarterback Dak Prescott's connection with wideout Dez Bryant grow over the offseason?

    Joe Trahan @JoeTrahan

    #Cowboys win toss and will take the ball. https://t.co/cwZGVZ83Lp

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    The ESPN Sunday Morning Countdown Crew Goes with the Giants

    The ESPN Sunday Morning Countdown Crew Goes with the Giants
    Giants vs Cowboys 2017-09-10

    The ESPN Sunday Morning Countdown Crew Goes with the Giants

    Todd Archer
    via ESPN.com
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    Dez Getting Loose

    The Cowboys hope Dez Bryant stays healthy. He's missed 10 games over the past two seasons. Ezekiel Elliott is the offensive engine, but a star wideout at his best should put the Cowboys over the top.

    Dallas Cowboys @dallascowboys

    Are you as hype as @DezBryant for @SNFonNBC?!?! #NYGvsDAL https://t.co/kv6zQ5ms8c

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    Who's Ready?? 🏈

    First Sunday Night Football showdown for the year and the first of many must-watch games!

    Cowboys Cheerleaders @DCCheerleaders

    We had a blast at our plaza performance! Now who's ready for some @SNFonNBC?! #NYGvDAL https://t.co/GEaZhA4M3I

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    Jaylon Smith's Regular-Season Debut

    Smith tore his ACL and LCL at Notre Dame in a Fiesta Bowl game in January of 2016. He took the field against the Colts and Raiders during the preseason. He's set to see regular-season action for the first time against the Giants.

    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith will start/rotate with Justin Durant. One thing making it a balancing act: Smith won't play much on special teams.

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    "We'll Get 'Em Next Week Odell"

    The NFL season isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. It's unwise for Beckham to risk further injury for one game against a division rival. Ian Rapoport foresees the fourth-year wideout playing next week against the Detroit Lions.

    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese just whispered something into OBJ's ear, patted his backside... https://t.co/sC64eHL5ZQ https://t.co/q4vc1CIAao

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    Darren McFadden Is Inactive 👀

    With Ezekiel Elliott playing, the Cowboys will go without Darren McFadden, who saw extensive work during the preseason.

    David Helman @HelmanDC

    Cowboys inactives: Cooper Rush, Darren McFadden, Bene Benwikere, Jourdan Lewis, Anthony Hitchens, Jonathan Cooper, Noah Brown #cowboyswire

  41. September 10, 2017
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    There's Optimism for Odell Beckham Jr.'s Ankle

    Beckham suffered the injury in the second preseason game on August 21. The Giants will play against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football on September 18, which marks four weeks.

    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr (high-ankle sprain) is officially inactive. He should be good to go for Week 2, though.

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    Makes Sense

    The Giants also added Brandon Marshall who's still a big viable target in the passing attack. Rookie tight end Evan Engram caught six passes for 75 yards during the preseason. Quarterback Eli Manning may try to establish an early rapport with the rookie tight end out of Mississippi.

    Patricia Traina @Patricia_Traina

    Totally agree with holding OBJ out of tonight's game. Let that ankle heal some more rather than risking making it worse.

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    Odell Beckham Jr. Out for Sunday's Matchup vs. Cowboys

    Odell Beckham Jr., the one-handed catch wonder, will miss Sunday's game with a sprained ankle. The Giants passing attack will take a significant hit without him. Wideouts Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard will see a lot of passes thrown their way.

    James Kratch @JamesKratch

    #Giants inactives: OBJ, Webb, King, Gallman, Robinson, Fluker, LaCosse.