Giants Vs. Cowboys: When The Cowboys Have The Ball

(Sports Network) – Making his third start since replacing Tony Romo, Kitna passed for two touchdowns against the Giants in Week 7. Including playoffs, running back Felix Jones has eight career touchdowns (seven rushing, one kick return) and averages 47.1 yards per score. Also including playoffs, fellow back Marion Barber has a pair of 100-yard games versus the Giants. Rookie wide receiver and first-round pick Dez Bryant had three touchdowns in the teams’ last meeting, including a 93-yard punt return and two 15-yard scoring receptions. He has six total touchdowns (four receiving, two punt returns) this season, the most among NFL rookies. Fellow wideout Miles Austin had 10 catches for 104 yards and a 22-yard touchdown in last year’s road meeting with New York. Tight end Jason Witten has 23 catches for 251 yards (125.5 per game) and a touchdown in his past two matchups with the Giants. He’s aiming for a third game in a row against the Giants with nine-plus catches and 95-plus yards.

The Giants are led defensively by end Osi Umenyiora, who has seven sacks and six forced fumbles in his past five games, while counterpart Justin Tuck has four sacks, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles in his past five outings. Including the playoffs, the Giants have won 14 in a row when Tuck has sack. The Giants are the best in the NFC against the run according to the numbers, allowing just 80.9 yards per week and 3.45 yards per carry, while opposing quarterbacks have completed just 54.6 percent of their passes for 169.8 yards per game on a New York defense that’s amassed nine interceptions and 24 sacks. Umenyiora’s eight quarterback takedowns are tied with Dallas’ DeMarcus Ware for third in the league, while cornerback Terrell Thomas’ three interceptions are best on the team. Safety Antrel Rolle has racked up 44 tackles, including 37 solos, to pace Big Blue.

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