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Mikefan - Gamegirl Reviews

Sept 8, 4:25 PM Giants at Cowboys
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Giants lose to the Cowboys 35-17.

"The Giants got off to a good start, but that ended fast. Things looked good at the onset with the Giants stopping the Cowboys on their opening drive, and then scoring a touchdown on theirs. The good feeling didn't last long as the Cowboys came right back and tied the score. Then in the second quarter, they added two more touchdowns. The Giants were down 21-7 at the half.
The Giants got the ball first to start off the third quarter and added a field goal. The Cowboys scored two more touchdowns, and were up 35-10 at the end of the quarter. With less than three minutes left in the game, the Giants got on board one more time, scoring a touchdown when Wayne Gallman ran the ball in from two yards out.
When they got the ball back, head coach Pat Shurmur made the best decision of the game by sending in rookie Daniel Jones to run the offense. Considering the score and amount of time left, nothing was expected, and nothing much happened. Jones completed three short passes, missed on a deep ball, and then fumbled the ball away after a five yard run. Cowboys Dak Prescott took two knees to end the game, and the Giants ended up with a 35-17 loss.
Now Shurmur won't be asked for the next 15 games 'when we'll get to see Jones on the field'. He will have to field questions about the team failing to get points up on the board, and about how poorly the defense played."

"Fans got to see Daniel Jones on the field, but not for the right reasons. The Giants didn't toss him in to close out a game where they held a big lead. It was the other way around, as they took a 35-17 loss to the Cowboys on opening day. The offensive line looked good today, and Saquon Barkley ran for 120 yards on 11 carries, 5 in the first half, and 6 in the second.
That wasn't enough. They needed more of a running game to wear down the Cowboys, and Wayne Gallman was handed the ball only twice, once for a 15 yard run, and again for a two yard touchdown. Manning, even lacking Golden Tate for this game, made good use of his receivers, especially Evan Engram, who was targeted 14 times for 11 receptions, and their only other touchdown. Barkley and Gallman did their parts with seven catches between them, but the Giants would have been better served using them to pound away at the Cowboys defense.
The major problem in this game though was the Giants defense. As we said in the preview, with the amount of change they've had, the uncertainties are everywhere. It didn't help that they were up against one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, but you were hoping they wouldn't look as bad as they did. There was no pass pressure, and the secondary looked lost.
Anyway, as it usually goes, as NFL Sunday opening day nears a close, about half the teams are eliminated from having a perfect season. The Giants are in that group, and the thing to avoid is joining the next group, teams that haven't won a game by the end of week two. The Buffalo Bills are up next for the Giants, making their second road trip in a row to MetLife Stadium. Down 16 points in the second half, they came back to beat the Jets 17-16. Let's see if the Giants defense can get their act together for this one."

First Quarter

Play: Evan Engram 1 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 91 yards, 4:07
Giants 7-0
Play: Blake Jarwin 28 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:47

Second Quarter

Play: Jason Witten 4 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 93 yards, 4:59
Cowboys 14-7

Play: Amari Cooper 21 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 13 plays, 83 yards, 6:43
Cowboys 21-7

Third Quarter

Play: Aldrick Rosas 28 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:01
Cowboys 21-10

Play: Randall Cobb 25 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:11
Cowboys 28-10

Play: Ezekiel Elliott 10 Yd Run (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 89 yards, 3:59
Cowboys 35-10

Fourth Quarter

Play: Wayne Gallman 2 Yd Run (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:25
Cowboys 35-17


Giants have lost five straight games against the Cowboys.

Giants have lost three straight opening games, and eight of their last nine.

Eli Manning became the first player in the Giants franchise to play 16 years for the team.

First-round draft choice Daniel Jones made his NFL debut.

Daniel Jones replaced Eli Manning for the Giants final offensive series.

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