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Giants-Cowboys, Week 1: Pre-game news, injury updates, more

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Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season is here! The New York Giants are facing off with the Dallas Cowboys, as usual. In Dallas, as usual. Here are a few pre-game news items for you.

Cowboys to limit Byron Jones’ snaps – ProFootballTalk
A key player on the Cowboys' defense will not be ready for a full workload today. Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones won't be in the starting lineup and will play limited snaps today against the Giants, according to Ed Werder of ESPN.

Ezekiel Elliott is ready to fill his normal role vs. Giants after returning to practice in great shape - CBSSports.com
Plus an update on the Cowboys' negotiations with Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper.

A few numbers

Via the Giants PR Department:

  • The Giants are 1-8 in season openers vs. the Cowboys, including 1-6 in Dallas.
  • The Giants are 50-39-5 on opening day and in road openers. They are 33-26-5 in season-opening road games.
  • The Giants’ .562 winning percentage in road openers is the third-highest in the NFL behind Dallas’ .610 (36-23-0) and Green Bay’s .573 (55-41-2).
  • The Giants’ regular-season record in Dallas in 20-36-1, including 5-5 in AT&T Stadium.