By PAUL SCHWARTZ
From every precinct reporting in, the Giants are getting stronger, healthier and more complete.
They didn’t stop the run very well the first time they tangled with the Cowboys, but Chris Canty didn’t play in the season-opener and he will be on the field Sunday. They didn’t prevent big plays in the passing game, but Prince Amukamara wasn’t on the scene the first go-round and he will be this time. There were blown scoring chances even with Hakeem Nicks in the first encounter but he was coming off a broken foot and labored; yesterday was his best day all season.
“I saw just a different burst, running differently,’’ Eli Manning gushed about Nicks.
It is all coming together for the Giants, riding high at 5-2 and on a three-game winning streak. They certainly look willing and able to reverse the way they started this season, playing unevenly in all facets in a 24-17 loss. As for the 3-3 Cowboys, well, they are hurting all over. Their two top running backs didn’t practice yesterday. Their starting center is out. They are still reeling from the sudden loss of their top inside linebacker, Sean Lee, who is the heart, soul and brains of the entire defensive operation.
If you are scoring at home, advantage Giants, who, by the way, are 3-0 all-time inside Cowboys Stadium.