March 21 2018

Beckham out with ankle injury for Giants' opener at Cowboys

March 21 2018, 12:25 | Sammy Rose

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Beckham will be limited even if he is active. The Cowboys lead the all-time match up convincingly, 62-46-2. "There is history dating back to the days when Tom Landry was an assistant with the Giants before becoming a legendary head coach with the Cowboys". The Giants should expect to win.

But as the all-important divisional matchup nears, it's looking more and more like Beckham will sit this one out.

In fact, it looks like the explosive playmaker might not be able to suit up for Sunday night's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

In a low scoring match-up, the Cowboys with a better running game can win away from home.

Elliott's return is imperative for the Cowboys to stop their slide against the Giants. The team also said he wouldn't have participated if they practiced Friday.

"I think that's a challenge that every team in the league has". The Giants are trying to win their fourth consecutive against the Cowboys after sweeping the NFC East champions previous year. Set the tone for the season and really start things off the way we want and get us on the right path. A Beckham-less Giants' passing attack will still present this relatively inexperienced group will a big challenge.

WITTEN AND ELI: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, in his 15th season, needs 17 yards receiving to break Hall of Famer Michael Irvin's club record of 11,904 yards.

The questions for Dallas are all on defense. Close rushing lanes and force the ball out quickly on passes. Even without Beckham in the lineup, the Cowboys face a tough task with a relatively inexperienced defensive backfield featuring several new starters.

The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants cap off a busy opening Sunday of NFL action as they meet up in Dallas for Sunday Night Football.

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