New York Giants at Dallas,

1 p.m.


The Giants' record in games after their bye week.


The last time both the Giants and the Cowboys finished with winning records in the same season. Cowboys running back Julius Jones (81.4 rushing yards per game) has the dreaded high ankle sprain and might not play, which will hurt but not necessarily cripple Dallas's offense. After all, Drew Bledsoe and Terry Glenn have combined to form one of the league's best deep-ball threats this season.

If Glenn is getting the ball, that means Keyshawn Johnson probably isn't, and that means he's probably not happy. He and Bledsoe got into a shouting match last week against the Eagles after Johnson's fumble was returned for a touchdown (Coach Bill Parcells called it a "blip"). Perhaps Johnson's also a little perturbed that, instead of giving him the damn ball, the Cowboys are giving him the damn blocking assignments. On six plays last week, Johnson lined up in the backfield to pick up the Eagles' blitzers.

Johnson may get the ball a little more today because the Giants are hurting at cornerback. Cornerback Will Peterson is out with a back injury, and rookies Curtis Deloatch and Corey Webster will be getting a whole lot of playing time. New York ranks 31st in the league against the pass (322 ypg).