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Sunday Night Football Wishlist: New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys

The will play their first East action tonight when they host the in Arlington, TX. Both teams will be looking for their first win on the year and playing on prime time, this is bound to be a fun football game. For the Cowboys, there are many things to improve after week 1 if they're to turn things around. Let's talk about some of the things we want to see from the Dallas Cowboys tonight.

Let me know your wishes in the comments section below or tweet me @MauNFL!

Wish #1: Win in the Trenches

The Cowboys front seven should win the battle against a weak Giants . New York added talent to their unit in the to make things better, but Dallas has the here. will face RT Ereck Flowers, which is a battle I expect him to win all night long.

Pressuring is a must to try to avoid any sort of big plays by the visiting offense.

On the other hand, the Cowboys offensive line needs to improve as well.

wasn't at his best against the , was responsible for a couple of holding calls, and got beat in his NFL debut versus Kawann Short. They have a lot to prove versus the Giants rush .

Wish #2: Throw the Ball Downfield

Well, it's time we address the most discussed topic in this week.

's offense has caused a lot of frustration for due to a lack of long-yardage plays. hasn't had many opportunities to throw downfield and, when he has had the chance, his throws have been inaccurate.

It's time the Cowboys use the they acquired in the offseason and put Dak in positions where he can feel comfortable throwing it deep.

Surprisingly, Cowboys Just 1-2 Against Giants With Ezekiel Elliott
Dallas Cowboys RB  (Erich Schlegel / Sports)

Wish #3: Feed Zeke 20+ Times

The main attraction on this offense is Ezekiel Elliott, who carried the ball only 15 times last week. The Carolina Panthers loaded the box literally half of their defensive snaps. In order to win tonight, Elliott & Co. must confront a tough Giants defense by establishing the early. It's important for them not to give up on their rushing attack.

Without it, the will end up suffering a lot as well. So, feed Elliott, let him do his thing, and this offense will be able to move the chains.

Wish #4: Top-3 Rookies Shine

Connor Williams‘ first test against one of the best defensive tackles in the league didn't go as planned, but he should improve as the season continues. His success is very important for the rest of an offensive line that is already playing without its starting , Travis Frederick.

expects to have a bigger role on defense tonight after finishing last week's game with only two tackles. Dallas Cowboys media member Bryan Broaddus even hinted at Vander Esch starting at SAM versus the Giants, which is worth keeping an eye on.

Finally, I really hope is more involved in the Cowboys second game of the year. Gallup has the talent to be a starter but – for some reason – his participation versus the Panthers was very limited. I really wish they give the third-round rookie more snaps in an attempt to get him going.

Orlando Scandrick, Odell Beckham, Giants

Wish #5: Limit Odell Beckham

Whoever wins this matchup will likely be determined by the defenses. Both offenses have been mediocre, for different reasons. In such a close game, one player can make all the difference. For the Giants, this player is undoubtedly WR

The Cowboys know this.

Even more than the second overall pick, , the Cowboys' key to win this football game will be limiting a that needs only one play to turn a game around.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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