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Nov 24, 4:30 PM Giants at Cowboys
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Giants lose to the Cowboys 28-20

"The Giants got off to an impressive start. They had intercepted Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott once, and had a 3-0 lead off a Graham Gano 57 yard field goal. That lead was shaky though, as the Cowboys came up with two big 20-plus yard plays right at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter started with Ezekiel Elliott running the ball in for a 6 yard touchdown.
On the Giants next drive, it was great to see Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones start to do their thing. None of the other drives lasted more than five plays, and the Giants were moving the ball well on this one. Jones completed a big 44-yard pass to Darius Slayton, and Barkley finished things off with a one yard touchdown run. The Giants had taken the lead back, and later after the defense came up with another interception, they had another shot.
The Giants worked the two minute clock well, leaving no time for the Cowboys to get the ball, and ended up with a 47 yard field goal to end the half. I couldn't believe it. The Giants were something like ten point underdogs, but not only
did they have the Cowboys on their heels, they had intercepted Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott twice, and were leading 13-7 to start off the third quarter.
Things changed fast. The Giants held their own in the first half, but couldn't keep it going. The Cowboys scored almost every time they had the ball. The third quarter started with the Cowboys scoring a touchdown, followed by two more, and they would have added more points, but missed on a field goal. The Giants came up with just one more touchdown, and after getting off to a real promising start, took a 28-20 loss. The Giants now have a 7-4 record, and are 0-2 to the Cowboys, with three more division games coming up."

"The Giants tried to catch the Cowboys off guard. Teams know they have to do everything to stop Saquon Barkley from running on them. To loosen the Cowboys defense up, it was all pass plays on the Giants first two possessions, and they had a field goal to show for it. Cornerback Rodarius Williams had come up with an interception on Dak Prescott. Williams was a rookie last year, but early on suffered a torn ACL. Williams recovered in time for the Detroit game, and he came up big today. Barkley had his first run on the Giants next drive after that, but the offense went three-and-out.
The Cowboys scored a touchdown on their turn, and the Giants on theirs, ran Barkley three straight times. They mixed in a few passes, but the big play on the drive was a 44-yard catch by Darius Slayton. Two plays later, Barkley had a one yard touchdown run to put the Giants up 10-7. After the Giants came up with another interception on Prescott, this time by safety Julian Love, they went on to score a field goal, and held a 13-7 lead at the end of the half.
In this game, the Cowboys started out a little too full of themselves. On their first possession, they decided to go for it on 4th-and-2 from their own 40-yard line. Ezekiel Elliott couldn't pull it off, and the Giants had the ball. It could have cost the Cowboys a touchdown, after wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins caught a pass from Jones in the endzone, but tackle Tyre Phillips was illegally downfield according to the official. The Giants did end up with a field goal. In the second half, the Giants had their own regrets.
I c
an't say I was crazy about them going for a 4th-and-1 play from their own 45-yard line. The Cowboys had just scored a touchdown on the opening drive of the third quarter. The Giants wanted to keep their drive going, and hang onto the ball, but they had only ten men on the field, and botched the play. With good field position, the Cowboys scored a touchdown two minutes later. The next time the Cowboys had the ball, they scored another, and had a 28-13 lead.
On the Giants turn, which included a 10-yard sack on Jones, and a false start on back to back plays, with little more than three minutes left in the game, the Giants had to go for a 4th-and-9 from the Cowboys 37-yard line. A pass to Hodgins was incomplete, and though the Giants added one more touchdown, they ended up with a 28-20 loss. Because this was a Thursday game, the Giants will have a little more time to figure out what to do, when the Washington Commanders come to town."

First Quarter

Play: Graham Gano 57 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 5 plays, 1 yard, 1:51
Giants 3-0

Second Quarter

Play: Ezekiel Elliott 6 Yd Run (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 93 yards, 6:03
Cowboys 7-3
Play: Saquon Barkley 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yards, 5:27
Giants 10-7
Play: Graham Gano 47 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 44 yards, 1:50
Giants 13-7

Third Quarter

Play: Dalton Schultz 15 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 14 plays, 75 yards, 7:39
Cowboys 14-13
Play: Dalton Schultz 6 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 44 yards, 2:05
Cowboys 21-13

Fourth Quarter

Play: Peyton Hendershot 2 Yd Run (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:51
Cowboys 28-13
Play: Richie James 1 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 64 yards, 1:05
Cowboys 28-20

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