1:00 PM Cowboys at Giants
lose to the Cowboys 21-6
Cowboys started off with bad field position at their own 14-yard line, but the
Giants let them off the hook on the first play, a 9 yard completion by Dak Prescott
to Michael Gallup, then a 3 yard run by Ezekiel Elliott for a first down. The
Cowboys kept moving the ball, but they were stopped at the Giants 41-yard line.
Mike Glennon on his first throw got lots of time, and he hit Evan Engram for a
first down. Then Glennon, expecting to always have time, got slammed while throwing,
and the ball flew up and into the hands of the Cowboys. That became a touchdown
two plays later, as they only had to go 13 yards.
The Giants started off their
turn with three straight runs by Saquon Barkley for a first down, and then a big
28 yard run by Devontae Booker for another. After two more runs, Glennon passed
to Barkley for a first down, but they didn't get much further. This drive was
encouraging, and though the Giants ended up with a field goal instead of a touchdown,
it showed they could control the ball, and make some first downs. I was hoping
the Giants could keep this up. The Cowboys scored a field goal on their next drive.
On the Giants first play of the second quarter, Glennon connected with Collin
Johnson with a pass that went 16 yards, but it looked like he fumbled when he
was tackled. It was ruled a catch fumble, and was then reviewed. I was edgy waiting
for the call, but they called it a catch, and down by contact, so the Giants kept
It's too bad they didn't do much with it, but the punt had the Cowboys
taking over at their own 8-yard line. It seemed like they had the ball forever
as they worked down to the Giants 12-yard line, but then a big 12 yard sack on
a third down had them settling for a field goal.
Sadly, Barkley fumbled on
the Giants next drive, and that led to another field goal for the Cowboys to end
the half with a 15-3 lead.
All the Giants could do in the second half was
kick another field goal, while the Cowboys added a touchdown, and the final score
was 21-6. It's hard to watch the Giants losing all these games, and playing without
Daniel Jones doesn't help. I hope we'll see him out there on the field for the
next one coming up. The Giants beat the Eagles once, and I'd like to see that
at last's weeks performance, you weren't expecting all that much improvement from
the Giants offense, and you didn't get it. The Giants trailed 15-3 at the half,
and credit the defense for holding the Cowboys offense to just one touchdown for
the rest of the game. There were four turnovers the defense had to contend with
in this game. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence forced two of them in the
first half. Lawrence pressured Mike Glennon on the Giants first drive causing
him to throw an interception that hurried the Giants defense onto the field at
their own 13-yard line.
In the second quarter the Giants had a second down
with forty one seconds left, and the defense had to be thinking about their halftime
break. The Giants ran the play, and Lawrence caused Saquon Barkley to fumble the
ball away for the first time in his career. The Cowboys scored a touchdown and
field goal off those turnovers.
The two interceptions Glennon threw in the
second half were successfully defended and did not lead to any Cowboy points.
Quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked three times, and linebacker Lorenzo Carter
had two of them. The second one in the fourth quarter was a strip-sack, and defensive
tackle Austin Johnson recovered the ball. Linebackers Azeez Ojulari and Quincy
Roche shared one sack. The Giants were lucky to have defensive
linemen Leonard Williams on the field helping with all these efforts. Williams
was listed as questionable heading into the game, and he finished with three tackles
and one quarterback hit.
The defense, despite the turnovers, held the Cowboys
to eight points less than what they usually come up with in a game. Meanwhile,
the offense scored just six points, their lowest total in any one game this season.
Running backs Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker totaled 124 rushing yards. Glennon's
quarterback play did not inspire anyone, and Jake Fromm
got a chance to play for the first time in his NFL career.
Fromm took over
with 3:41 remaining in the fourth quarter of a 21-6 game. Fromm completed 6 of
his 12 passes for 82 yards and was sacked once. His short audition might have
been good enough to give him the start next week when the Giants meet up again
with the Eagles."
| First Quarter
Ezekiel Elliott 13 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein PAT failed)
Drive info: 2 plays,
13 yards, 0:09
- FIELD GOAL
Graham Gano 35 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 58 yards, 5:54
Second Quarter |
Greg Zuerlein 26 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 58 yards, 5:07
- FIELD GOAL
Greg Zuerlein 42 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 16 plays, 68 yards, 6:37
- FIELD GOAL
Greg Zuerlein 27 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 37 yards, 0:41
Third Quarter |
- FIELD GOAL
Graham Gano 42 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 51 yards, 2:55
Dalton Schultz 1 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Greg Zuerlein PAT failed)
info: 5 plays, 29 yards, 2:28
| Fourth Quarter |
have been outscored 65-0 in the last two minutes of the first half this season.Giants
Leonard Williams has never missed a game in his 7 year career.
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