Game: New York Giants at Dallas (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET)
Last time at site:
passed for 330 yards and two touchdowns as the
won the first-ever regular-season game
at the Cowboys' new stadium, 33-31
Reason for road optimism:
Since Manning took over at quarterback for the
in 2004, they have performed much better against the
, especially on the road. While New York trails the overall series 55-39 (including the playoffs), it owns a winning record during the Manning era. He has led the
to a 7-5 mark against the rival
, and has even won three times in Dallas. The
will have no fear against the reeling 'Boys.
Everything has gone wrong for Dallas this year. Despite dominating games statistically, they have been undone by untimely penalties, costly mistakes and an overall lack of discipline. Those issues are especially damaging against a
team that excels at capitalizing on mistakes and does not beat itself very often. A slow start could also turn the home crowd against the
, making it even tougher on the players to concentrate.