4:30 PM Giants at Cowboys
lose to the Cowboys 28-20
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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
Gano 57 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 5 plays, 1 yard, 1:51
| Second Quarter
Ezekiel Elliott 6 Yd Run (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 93 yards,
Saquon Barkley 1 Yd Run (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yards,
Gano 47 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 44 yards, 1:50
| Third Quarter
Dalton Schultz 15 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher Kick)
14 plays, 75 yards, 7:39
Dalton Schultz 6 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher Kick)
6 plays, 44 yards, 2:05
| Fourth Quarter |
Peyton Hendershot 2 Yd Run (Brett Maher Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yards,
Richie James 1 Yd pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano Kick)
Drive info: 7
plays, 64 yards, 1:05
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