Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants Credit: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants (Getty Images)

The Giants own a nice two-game cushion in the NFC East. But that doesn't mean they'll go easy on their bitter rivals, the Cowboys, when they travel to Dallas for Sunday's game (FOX, 4:25 p.m.). After all, they have a season-opening loss to avenge. Here's how the Giants can break even with the Cowboys.

Score, score, score
Sounds simple, right? In the Giants' five victories, they haven't scored less than 26 points. In their two losses, they scored 17 points each time. The real key here is getting the offense going. Could the Giants win a 14-10 game in Big D? Sure, but that's not what this team was built to do regularly.

Bring out 'Bad' Romo
Tony Romo torched the Giants with a 22-of-29, 307-yard game in Week 1, easily his best this season. His performances since have been mixed, with the low point being a five-interception display against the Bears on Oct. 1. Jason Pierre-Paul has three sacks in the past two games, and needs to be in Romo's face and force mistakes.

Take away the run
The Cowboys won't have injured starting running back DeMarco Murray for the second consecutive week, leaving Felix Jones to lead the ground attack. Jones has had good games and bad against the Giants over the years. If the Giants can force him into one of those poorer performances, it'll be that much easier to prey on Romo.

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