Week 1 Primer... The New York Football Giants *updated 9/8*

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  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    [​IMG] Dallas Cowboys [​IMG]

    NBC Sunday Night Football

    5:15 PM Pacific
    6:15 PM Mountain
    7:15 PM Central
    8:15 PM Eastern


    Vegas line for the game...Dallas -5.5

    The Cowboys are 3-3 all time on September 9th. One of the 3 losses was to the Giants on this date in 1984. This date has been the date of the first game of the season for the Cowboys 3 times, in 1985, 1990, and 2001. The are 2-1 in season openers on this date.

    Tom Landry is the all time greatest coach on opening day in NFL History. His opening day record is 22-6-1, and from 1965 to 1981, 17 straight years, his Cowboys teams won their opener. He was 11-4-1 at home in openers, 11-2 on the road. Those two losses came in his last 2 years in the NFL.

    Jimmy Johnson was 3-2 on opening days. 2-0 at home, 1-2 on the road.

    Barry Switzer
    was 3-1 all on the road.

    Chan Gailey was 2-0. 1-0 at home, 1-0 on the road.

    Dave Campo was 0-3. :banghead: 0-2 at home,0-1 on the road.

    Bill Parcells
    was 1-3. 0-1 at home, 1-2 on the road.

    The Cowboys overall record is 31-15-1. 14-7-1 at home, 17-8 on the road.

    We have faced the Giants 4 times on opening day. 1965, 1966, 1986, and 1995. We are 4-0 in those games. 3-0 at home in these games, 1-0 on the road.

    Cowboys lead series, 52-35-2

    30-15-1 @ Dallas
    20-20-1 @ New York
    2-0 @ New Haven

    Decade by Decade

    Click here for a complete breakdown of every game in the head to head series.

    Cowboys points scored...1,925
    Giants points scored...1,598

    Cowboys series sweeps...16

    1965, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1998, & 2003

    Giants series sweeps...10

    1962, 1963, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1997, 2000, 2002, & 2004

    Giants History

    This week the Cowboys welcome their long time division rival, the New York Football Giants. The legal corporate name of the team includes the word "football" in it. That was done to distinguish them from the New York Giants baseball team that moved to San Francisco in 1957. Here's some background on the Giants football team.​

    The Giants franchise began in 1925 under the ownership of Tim Mara. He passed the franchise on to his sons, Wellington & Jack Mara. After his death in 1959, Wellington owned and operated the team until his death last year. His son John Mara has taken over the team. Thus it is a true family owned and run team. ​

    The football made for the NFL by Wilson that was used from 1941 through 1969 was nicknamed "The Duke" in honor of Wellington Mara.​

    The Giants have won a total of six Championships. Four of them are NFL Championships in 1927, 1934, 1938, & 1956, plus being the victors in Super Bowls XXI & XXV under the tutelage of Bill "Tuna" Parcells. ​

    Bill Parcells is the 2nd Head Coach the Cowboys have stolen from the Giants (via the Patriots & Jets). Our very own revered Tom Landry was an Assistant Coach and former player for the Giants. He was first a player/assistant and later the Giants Defensive Coordinator. The Giants Offensive Coordinator on that same team was none other than Vince Lombardi of Green Bay Packers fame. ​

    Tom Landry played in 80 games for the Giants and recorded 32 Interceptions for them. Landry was an All Pro in 1954, he played one more year before assuming his coaching role full time. While serving there the Giants played for the NFL Championship 3 times in 4 years, winning one, and losing two. His "football genius" was readily apparent.​

    In 1959 Clint Murchison signed Tom Landry to a Personal Sevices Contract for an NFL team that didn't even exist yet, the Dallas Cowboys.​

    The Giants have had 17 Head Coaches in their History. One is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Steve Owen. He is one of 17 Giants to be so honored. He is also the Giants longest serving head Coach. He took over in 1930 and coached until 1953. His all time record with them is 153-108-17, and he led them to 2 of their NFL titles.​

    The Giants also participated in Super Bowl XXXV, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens. ​

    The Giants all time post season record is 16-22. Their all time record is 612-522-33.​


    Giants Depth Chart

    QB...Eli Manning, Anthony Wright, Jared Lorenzen​
    RB...Brandon Jacobs, Reuben Droughns, Derrick Ward, Ahmad Bradshaw
    FB...Robert Douglas
    WR...Plaxico Burress, Anthony Mix, David Tyree
    WR...Amani Toomer, Sinorice Moss, Steve Smith​
    TE...Jeremy Shockey, Kevin Boss, Mike Matthews
    LT...David Diehl, Guy Whimper
    LG...Rich Seubert, Kevin Boothe
    C...Shaun O'Hara, Grey Ruegamer
    RG...Chris Snee, Adam Koets
    RT...Kareem McKenzie

    LDE...Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan
    DT...Barry Cofield, Jay Alford
    DT...Fred Robbins, William Joseph
    RDE...Osi Umenyiora, Adrian Awasom
    SOLB...Mathias Kiwanuka, Reggie Torbor, Zak DeOssie
    MLB...Antonio Pierce, Chase Blckburn
    WOLB...Kawika Mitchell, Gerris Wilkerson
    CB...R. W. McQuarters, Aaron Ross, Dovonte Edwards
    SS...James Butler, Craig Dahl
    FS...Gibril Wilson, Michael Johnson
    CB...Sam Madison, Corey Webster, Kevin Dockery​

    K...Lawrence Tynes
    P...Jeff Feagles
    LS...Zak DeOssie
    PR...R.W. McQuarter, Sinorice Moss, Aaron Ross
    KR...Derrick Ward, R. W. McQuarters​

    Giants Injury Report

    M. Strahan, DE, Conditioning, Prob Sun
    K. Mitchell, LB, Groin, Prob Sun
    G. Whimper , T, Ankle, Ques Sun
    G. Ruegamer, C, Ankle, Ques Sun
    S. Madison, CB, Hamstring, Ques Sun
    D. Tyree, WR, Wrist, Mid Oct
    R. Douglas, RB, Knee, Out indefinitely
    G. Wilkinson, OL, Knee, Out indefinitely
  2. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    This thread isn't complete folks. I will fill out the depth chart for the G-men as soon as I can.

    I will also add the Vegas line and the injury report when it comes out.

    If anyone wants to add the TV coverage maps or anything else...please do.

    It's for real now. Let's get pumped up!!!

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    Lets Get Ready to Rummmmmmmmmmmbbbbblleee!!!

  4. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Their pass rush concerns me. Especially when Kiwi blitzes from the OLB spot with Tuck/Osi off the edge...
  5. LowTech

    LowTech the most important member

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    Eli better strap that diaper on tight
  6. TunaFan33

    TunaFan33 Benched

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    Their new DC is a former Eagles assistant to boot(Spags-coached the LBs).

    Regardless of their player personnel, I expect them to be VERY aggressive(of course, we all know how Jim Johnson gave us nightmares). The downfall of the Gints' D was Tim Lewis-he was too conservative and never knew how to design blitzes well(which was why he was run out of Pitt).
  7. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Yep. IMO, this one of the toughest defenses we will face.....twice.

    BTW...........nice job Hos. Thanks.
  8. SaMaD_KhARoME

    SaMaD_KhARoME Benched

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    thanks for the history lesson teach
  9. dogunwo

    dogunwo Waves that make you sea-sick Zone Supporter

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    Thanks alot Hos-tile.
  10. wesleyc288

    wesleyc288 Believer

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    next Sunday night can't get here soon enough
  11. SteveOS

    SteveOS Dedicated to Sports Gaming

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    Sucks we have to wait until Sunday night. But I guess it will be fun watching the other NFC East teams lose.

    Good stuff Hos, thanks!
  12. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Which teams don't we have a winning record against?

  13. ThreeSportStar80

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    Dallas better find their pash rush...
  14. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Winning record against...
    Cardinals, 55-27-1
    Falcons, 13-8
    Bills, 4-3 **
    Panthers, 6-1 **
    Bears, 10-8 **
    Bengals, 5-4
    Lions, 10-9 **
    Colts, 8-5
    Chiefs, 5-3
    Patritos, 7-2 **
    Saints, 14-8
    Giants, 52-35-2 **
    Jets, 6-2 **
    Eagles, 51-41 **
    Steelers, 14-12
    Chargers, 6-2
    Seahawks, 6-4
    Buccaneers, 7-3
    Titans/Oilers, 7-5
    Redskins, 55-35-2 **

    Tied with...
    Packers, 10-10 **
    Texans, 1-1
    Jaguars, 2-2

    Losing record against...
    Ravens, 0-2
    Browns, 10-15
    Broncos, 4-5
    Dolphins, 3-7 **
    Vikings, 9-10 **
    Raiders, 3-6
    Rams, 9-10 **
    49ers, 9-14-1

    ** = play them this season.
  15. WarC

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    I can taste it.
  16. WarC

    WarC Active Member

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    Good chance of breaking even with the Rams and the Vikings this year all-time.

    It'd be a good year for that alone in my book. Superbowl or not.
  17. RomoIsBack

    RomoIsBack Active Member

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    giants aint ready for them cowboys
  18. stilltheguru

    stilltheguru Well-Known Member

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    Man the Giants can disguise whatever they want to. What they cant disguise is that horrendous secondary they have. They cant disguise that average linebacking core. They cant disguise their weak team overall. If we cant beat the Giants convincingly in our house in the first game of the year with this new regime we arent going anywhere!

    Tell Romo to get the rock in the recievers hands and expose their secondary. Dont even try to run the ball. Play them like the Seahawks did last year. Spread them out and expose them. Their strength is D-line and linebackers *run defense wise*. And tell our defense to punch Eli and Jacobs in their mouth.

    Boom Bam off to Miami.:cool:
  19. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    I can't wait to see Fasano and the 2 TE system being used. I think Fasano is going to be a damn good TE and give us a great TE tandem for many years.

    I drool over the prospect of watching teams trying to stop Owens and Glenn on the outside, with Fasano and Witten in as TE. They go with extra DBs; we run on them with Barber/Jones. They go with a base defense, we pass.
  20. eduncan22

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    We should win.

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