Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will face each other in the Week 1 Games of NFL 2019 season. While the Cowboys are the NFC East champions, the Giants are massive underdogs with a very poor record. However, it doesn’t mean that the same thing will repeat once again.
There have been so many changes in both the teams and the Cowboys vs. Giants game can go in an entirely different way. Ezekiel Elliot, Saquon Barkley and Eli Manning are the players who can impact the game in big ways. Here are the NFL prediction for the Week 1 game of Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants.
Ezekiel Elliot needs Time
The Cowboys have one of the best running back in NFL but the problem is he has not reported to the team camp. Ezekiel Elliot is sitting on a holdout and there are reports on a new contract extension deal being worked on. Even though the two parties agree for a new deal, it will still take some time for Elliot to adjust in the new Cowboys roster.
As Dallas gets ready to do a deal with Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboy now in the most prime position of all is Dak Prescott.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2019
Zeke hasn’t trained with the Dallas team and not played in the preseason games, it won’t be easy for the offensive side to get in sync with him. Further, there are also chance that the Cowboys plays safe and will only use Elliot after they make it to the playoffs to avoid any injuries.
Saquon Barkley and Eli Manning
Saquon Barkley is one of the most versatile offensive player in New York Giants who has been largely underrated. In the 2018 season, Barkley ran for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns on 261 carries. It just doesn’t end here as Barkley also made 91 receptions for 721 yards and four more touchdowns. The Cowboys have a very good defense but Barkley have the potential to tear it up and make an opening.
Saquon Barkley rushed for less than 50 yards 7 times in his 16 game season in 2018.
Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for less than 50 yards 3 times in his 43 game career, including the playoffs. #CowboysNation
— John Williams ✭ (@john9williams) September 4, 2019
That's it for Daniel Jones. He finishes 4 for 4 for 47 yards and finishes the summer 29 for 34 for 416 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
The next time we see him will likely mark the end of Eli Manning's Giants career.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 30, 2019
Eli Manning might not be the same quarterback he once was but he still got some play left in him. He can improve the offensive side of Giants a lot and with the help of Barkley can rack up against the Giants defense. Dexter Lawrence and Alex Ogletree are great defenders of Giants who can easily stop the Cowboys offense in case Elliot doesn’t play the match.