NFL Capsule-Giants at Cowboys

NFL Capsule-Giants at Cowboys


Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - New York by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 3-2-2; Dallas 3-3

SERIES RECORD - Dallas leads 57-42-2

PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 2; Cowboys No. 15

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Giants 24-17, Sept. 5, 2012

LAST WEEK - Giants beat Redskins 27-23; Cowboys beat Panthers 19-14.





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Giants have won five of last seven in series. ... New York 3-0 at Cowboys Stadium. Only other opposing teams with multiple victories there are Chicago and Philadelphia (two each). ... Dallas trying to sweep season series against Giants for first time since 2007. ... This is 101st regular-season meeting between teams. Dallas has faced Philadelphia and Washington 102 times each. ... Lawrence Tynes has kicked Giants-record 178 consecutive extra points since Oct. 21, 2007. ... Eli Manning 26-5 in October games. ... Manning has started 126 consecutive games in regular season, longest streak by a quarterback. ... Tony Romo seventh starting quarterback for Cowboys since Manning's streak began Nov. 21, 2004. ... Giants TE Martellus Bennett has three TDs this season, one short of his total his past four seasons in Dallas - where all four came as rookie in 2008. ... In 16 career games against Giants, Dallas LB DeMarcus Ware has 103 tackles, 13 1/2 sacks, 18 pressures and five forced fumbles. All but one of those sacks is against Manning. ... Romo 15-14 against NFC East teams. ... Romo 231 yards away from overtaking Roger Staubach (22,470) for No. 2 on team's career yards passing list. That's still more than 10,000 yards behind career leader Troy Aikman. ... This is only home game for Cowboys in six-week span. They had their open date before four road games in five weeks. They will play five of six at home from Sunday before Thanksgiving to Sunday before Christmas.


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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a recap of the first day of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Yesterday, (Monday) was the first day of the Ravens' OTAs. OTAs continue today (Tuesday) as the Ravens work on developing a new offense. Check out some of the highlights here. 

2. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.


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2019 NBA Draft prospect profile: Jaxson Hayes

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2019 NBA Draft prospect profile: Jaxson Hayes

The Washington Wizards will have the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects who could fall around where the Wizards will select...

2019 NBA Draft Wizards Prospect Preview: Jaxson Hayes

School: Texas
Position: Center
Age: 19
Height: 7-0
Weight: 219
Wingspan: 7-4
Max vertical: 34.5 in.

2018/19 stats: 10.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.6 spg, 2.2 bpg, 72.8 FG% (3.8/5.3), 00.0 3PT% (0.0/0.0), 74.0 FT%

Player comparison: Jarrett Allen, John Henson

Projections: NBC Sports Washington 10th, NBADraft.net 9th, Bleacher Report 10th, Sports Illustrated 9th, Ringer 10th

5 things to know:

*Hayes is considered the best center prospect in this year's class. He is athletic, plays with energy and measured in at the combine at about 7-feet in shoes with a 7-foot-4 wingspan. He can run the floor and play above the rim.

*The skill that stands out most for Hayes is rim protection. He averaged 2.2 blocks in only 23.3 minutes per game. That extrapulates to 5.7 blocks over 100 possessions. He has long arms and appears to have good instincts tracking the ball in the lane. He is following in the footsteps of fellow Texas shot-blockers before him like Myles Turner and Jarrett Allen. The latter may be the best player comparison for Hayes in today's NBA.

*Hayes is not considered a very good rebounder. He averaged 5.0 per game and only once reached double figures. It could be that he just needs to add some weight, an issue that is correctable but would hurt him even more at the NBA level initially. The worst-case concern is that he is soft and won't do the necessary dirty work.

*At this point, Hayes offers nothing in the way of an outside shot. He didn't attempt a single three-pointer in college and didn't do much on offense outside of dunks and putbacks. In order to justify being taken with a high draft pick, he will either need to develop a post game, an outside shot or be extremely good on defense. His lack of an all-round game will certainly give some teams pause in evaluating him.

*Hayes comes from a family of impressive athletes. His father played 12 seasons in the NFL and recently served as the tight ends coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. His mother played basketball at Drake University and later coached in college, including a stint as an assistant at Oklahoma. Hayes followed his father's footsteps by playing wide receiver in high school before a growth spurt made it clear basketball was the path to go.

Fit with Wizards: Hayes is one of the best fits for the Wizards among the players who could be available with the ninth pick. He does what they arguably lack the most, which is play defense and more specifically protect the rim.

The Wizards allowed the most field goals within five feet of any team this past season and the third-highest field goal percentage in that range. They desperately need someone who can block and alter shots.

Hayes would likely be the Wizards' best shot-blocker Day 1. But whether he can help them in other ways is a question at this point.

Hayes would represent a bit of a project for the Wizards and may not have All-Star potential because of his offensive limitations. Still, he remains one of their best options in the first round. Long-term, he could transform their defense and form a strong pick-and-roll partner for John Wall.

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