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News: SAEN: Cowboys to play coldest game today since 2008

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – With the temperature expected to be 29 degrees at kickoff, the Cowboys this Sunday afternoon will play their coldest game since losing 20-13 at Pittsburgh in 22-degree weather Dec. 7, 2008.

    With winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour, it feels like 14 degrees at MetLife Stadium, according to the Weather Channel’s web site.

    The wintry weather is expected to alter both teams’ game plans. With the Cowboys near the bottom of the league in pass defense, the Giants would like to throw the ball against a secondary that Eli Manning blistered for 400-plus yards in a 36-31 loss to Dallas on opening night.

    But the cold and wind likely will force both teams to run the ball more than they expected.

    “To the best of your ability, you’d like to say, ‘Hey, this is what we think has the best chance of being successful,” Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said last week. “But you’re throwing it into the teeth of the wind, and the wind is blowing sideways, you have to pick your spots. Probably going to be judicious in the amount of deep balls your going to throw.”

    The wind could also hurt special teams. During warm ups, Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey missed wide right from 40 yards away on a kick clearly altered by the wind.

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