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October 28, 2008

Week 9 NFL Tidbits: Cowboys @ N.Y. Giants


Did someone say, "Random statistics?" Well, have we got a treat for you. Enjoy our preview of some upcoming match-ups for week 9 of the NFL season, filled with so many mind-blowing random stats that your head may explode. Proceed with caution.

DALLAS
COWBOYS (5-3) @ NEW YORK GIANTS (6-1)


COWBOYS
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As starter, QB BRAD JOHNSON is 3-0 at NYG, completing 52 of 79 (65.8 pct.) for 664 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 113.1 passer rating…When RB MARION BARBER has 11+ carries, Cowboys are 24-3 (.889)…In past 2 vs. NYG, WR TERRELL OWENS has 9 catches for 212 yards (23.6 avg.) & 4 TDs, including 50-yard TD. Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 2+ TDs vs. NYG. Had 2nd longest career TD (79 yards) vs. NYG (11/30/98 w/SF). TE JASON WITTEN has 259 catches & 4,185 yards since 2004, most by TE in NFC. Tied for NFL lead with 20 receptions on 3rd down (222 yards, 11.1 avg.). Last week, WR ROY WILLIAMS recorded 1st TD with Dallas…Defense registered 5 sacks in last meeting. LB DE MARCUS WARE has 13.0 sacks in past 11. Leads NFC with 9.0 sacks…LB GREG ELLIS has 15.5 sacks in past 21 & 6.5 in past 8 vs. Giants, including 1 in last meeting. S KEN HAMLIN has 3 INTs in past 3 vs. NYG, including 2 on 9/24/06 (w/Sea.), tying career high…


GIANTS
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In past 4 games vs. Dal. (incl. postseason), QB ELI MANNING completed 87 of 129 (67.4 pct.) for 981 yards with 9 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 103.5 passer rating. Tied career high with 4 TD passes on 9/9/07…When RB BRANDON JACOBS has 100+ yards, Giants are 6-1 (.857). When Jacobs has 10+ att. (including playoffs), Giants are 20-4 (.833). Has rushed for 6 TDs in past 5…Club leads NFL in rushing yards per game (157.3). In past 2 vs. Dal., WR PLAXICO BURRESS has 12 receptions for 168 yards (14.0 avg.) & career-high 3 TDs in 9/9/07 game…DE JUSTIN TUCK has 8.0 sacks in past 8 (incl. SB XLII), including 1 last week at Steelers. When Tuck has 1.0+ sack, Giants are 10-3 (.769). Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 1+ sack. DT FRED ROBBINS has 5.5 sacks in past 6. Giants have won 13 of past 15 when DE MATHIAS KIWANUKA plays. Kiwanuka registered career-high 3 sacks last week. Rookie S KENNY PHILLIPS had 1st career INT last week.

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