Giants At Cowboys 2017, Week 1: Big Blue View Staff Picks

Hope Soto
September 11, 2017

Jordan Raanan of reported it is unlikely the dynamic receiver will play, though Raanan noted Beckham will go through his pregame workout.

"You try and get better each and every day", Beckham said Wednesday.

Part of the struggles of the Cowboys' offense against the Giants' defense come from the personnel the Giants deploy. He is one of the most risky players in the National Football League, aren't likely to allow him on the field unless he is fully healthy. Interestingly, they were 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in season openers against division foes until they upended the Cowboys here to start the season previous year. NY corner Janoris Jenkins played mostly press coverage with the safeties preventing him from getting beat, which meant many of Dez's routes were converted to go-routes. The game probably doesn't get away one way or another on that side.

Giants No. 1 receiver Odell Beckham may or may not be on the field on Sunday after missing a week of practice while recovering from an ankle sprain suffered during the preseason. Last season, they could at least focus their efforts on Beckham when they played NY.

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The first meeting last season was Prescott's first game as a pro. If Beckham, Jr. sits, it's possible that Dallas wins by more than a touchdown but the Giants defense will keep them in it. If he can limit mistakes once again, relying on short passes and the availability of Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants still have a chance. Even rival Bryant doesn't buy it despite the fact Beckham hasn't practice in weeks.

Where the game could be won is on the other side of the ball.

Yet that's what Beckham was so hopeful of escaping by returning to the field against Dallas, his first real opportunity to erase the anger and disappointment he felt after the loss in Green Bay, a four-catch, 28-yard, three-drop game that ended with him leaving a gaping hole in the basement sheetrock at Lambeau Field. More importantly, the Giants offensive line must protect Perkins and Eli Manning for the Giants offense to reach its full potential.

In the Sports Illustrated projections, the Dallas Cowboys will finish with a 10-6 record, which should be good enough for second place in the division.

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