This is the third straight year these two teams have faced each other to begin their schedules, adding fuel to an already-tense rivalry. The last two meetings have been as close as they could have possibly been (without ending in a tie), as both the Cowboys and Giants have recorded single-point victories the last two seasons.
In 2015, Tony Romo found Jason Witten in the end zone with seven seconds remaining to cap off a 27-26 comeback that stood as one of just four Dallas wins on the season. The Giants got revenge the following year, taking a fourth quarter lead on a Manning touchdown pass to Victor Cruz before holding off their opponents’ comeback attempt. The Cowboys would have the last laugh in 2016, however; they bounced back from that loss with an 11-game winning streak that established them as one of the league’s best teams.
Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears: White sustained a shoulder injury and was ruled out of the game. White finished the game with 6 yards on two catches (four targets). It was the fifth game of his career after being drafted seventh overall in 2015.
Reuben Foster, LB, San Francisco 49ers: On a second-down draw play by Carolina with 3:33 left in the opening quarter, Foster moved toward Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey, but his foot appeared to catch as he lunged forward. Foster immediately grabbed for his lower-right leg as medical personnel rushed to him. Soon after, a cart came on the field to take Foster to the locker room. Foster’s injury was announced as a leg issue, then changed to an ankle injury, and he was downgraded to out. Ray-Ray Armstrong replaced him with the starting defense. Foster said after the game that he’d be Cheap Oakland Raiders Jerseys back “very, very, very soon.” However, on Monday, the team announced that Foster has a high ankle sprain; while the Cheap Packer Jerseys timeline for a return was not revealed, Foster’s appraisal is surely on the optimistic side.