Quarterback Eli Manning, rookie running back Saquon Barkley and the Giants host quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper, running back Ezekiel Elliott and the 2018 NFC East division champion Dallas Cowboys in NFL Week 17 action on Sunday Dec. 30, 2018 (12/30/2018) at MetLife Stadium, in a 1:00 p.m. kickoff on FOX.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
When: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ.
Kickoff: 1 p.m. Eastern
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline)
Replay: NFL GamePass (Subscription required)
Line: Giants -7
Despite the fact that the Giants have been eliminated from playoff contention for the sixth time in seven years, head coach Pat Shurmur plans on playing all of his starters for a full workload against the Dallas Cowboys, who are now NFC East division champions for the third time in five years.
Every starter, that is, except for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham will be sidelined for the fourth consecutive game due to an injured quad, marking the second season that the Giants’ star wide receiver’s season was cut short due to injury.
However, Barkley having already become the first Giants’ rookie to rush for over 1,000 yards, needs 114 total yards to become only the third rookie running back ever, joining Erick Dickerson and Edgerrin James to eclipse 2,000 from scrimmage.
“That would be awesome,” Barkley said, of potentially rushing for 2,000 yards. “I think I would be the third player to do that. It was Eric Dickerson, and Edgerrin James that did that. To be in the likeness of those guys and mentioned in the same category as those guys would be awesome. It would also be awesome because you don’t do that by yourself. The season hasn’t been the way that we wanted it to go, but to be able to get 2,000 yards with the help of your teammates and the help of the offensive line and coaches, that would be special.”