- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

NEW YORK GIANTS (6-10) at DALLAS COWBOYS (4-12)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 3 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 62-44-2

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Cowboys 27-20, Oct. 25, 2015

AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 17, Cowboys No. 22

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (18), PASS (7)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (24), PASS (32)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (9), PASS (27)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (t22), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys 8-0 against Giants in openers, including three of previous four seasons. … Giants coach Ben McAdoo making debut. … Giants QB Eli Manning has started 183 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. … WR Odell Beckham Jr. has 2,755 yards receiving in first two seasons, most in league history. … RB Rashad Jennings had career-high 1,159 yards from scrimmage (863 rush, 296 receiving) with four TDs last year. … Giants WR Victor Cruz hopes to return after missing much of 2014 and all of 2015 with injuries. … CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had two interceptions, including 58-yard return for TD, in last Dallas meeting. … DE Olivier Vernon, DT Damon Harrison, CB Janoris Jenkins, all free agents, make debuts as Giants seek to improve NFL’s worst defense of 2015. … Rookie Dallas QB Dak Prescott led NFL in preseason with 137.8 passer rating and five touchdowns. … Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott (fourth overall pick) are first rookies to start opener at QB-RB for Cowboys since Roger Staubach and Calvin Hill in 1969. … Prescott leading passer in Mississippi State history, and Elliott second-leading rusher at Ohio State. … Top pick for Giants, CB Eli Apple (10th overall), was Elliott’s teammate with Buckeyes. … Backup RB Alfred Morris makes Dallas debut. Ranks second in NFL with 4,713 yards rushing over past four seasons, all with Washington. … TE Jason Witten holds records for Giants opponents in yards receiving (1,397) and catches (133). … WR Dez Bryant needs one receiving TD to become fourth Cowboy with 60 (Bob Hayes, Michael Irvin, Witten). … Sean Lee has 12 interceptions since entering NFL in 2010, most among LBs despite missing 36 games because of injuries. … Fantasy Tip: Manning has averaged 302 yards and two touchdowns passing per game in seven visits to AT&T; Stadium.

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