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Sept 10, 8:20 PM Cowboys at Giants
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Giants lose to the Cowboys 40-0

"I didn't like having to wait until just about every football game played out today, and It was a rainy night at MetLife Stadium. There was a very nice opening ceremony tribute to remind us of what was once experienced in New York on 9/11. The game started off well. The Giants had the ball first, and got down to the Cowboys 8-yard line on their way to an early lead. A third down false start penalty set them back, and then a bad snap fumble recovery had them at the 21-yard line for a Graham Gano 45-yard field goal attempt.
The kick was blocked and the Cowboys returned it all the way for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead after they missed the extra point. The Giants didn't do as well on their second possession, going three-and-out and the Cowboys added a field goal. More mistakes by the Giants led to points for the Cowboys, and with Graham Gano missing a field goal on a dreary rainy night The Cowboys were up 26-0 at the half.
Things didn't get better after that with the Cowboys scoring to start off the second half, and the Giants being overwhelmed by the Cowboys defense. The Cowboys added another touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the final score was an embarrassing 40-0 loss for the Giants. I can't believe what I saw tonight. I had been so looking forward to this game, and it was a Hugh disappointment. I hope they can come up with some big fixes before the next game."

"The Giants did their work in the offseason, adding more talent and speed, but you wouldn't know it from what we saw tonight. Their final game last season was a 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs. Now they started off this season losing big to the Dallas Cowboys. It turns out that this 40-0 loss is the biggest shutout victory in a Cowboys opener and the biggest shutout loss in a Giants opener. Other losing teams that managed to score a meager amount of point this opening season were the Cincinnati Bengles (3), Pittsburgh Steelers (7), and Houston Texans (9). These teams all lost by two or more touchdowns, but meager points are better than none.
The Giants were down 26-0 at the half, with Jones throwing two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, a blocked punt also returned for a score, and Graham Gano missing on a 36 yard field goal. Jones took 4 sacks over that time, completing just 5 of his 13 passes for just 43 yards. The Giants defense allowed Dallas a field goal on one long drive, and gave up a touchdown after one of the interceptions had them coming in on the Giants 38-yard line. Dak Prescott completed just half of his 14 passes, and running back Tony Pollard was averaging just 2.4 yards a carry, though one of them was that 2-yard touchdown run.
The Cowboys did come out strong at the start of the second half. It was their longest drive of the night, and even though the Giants caused Pollard to fumble, the Cowboys recovered it, and went on to score a touchdown, giving them a 33-0 lead. The way Jones was being pressured, he took 3 more sacks and you wondered why head coach Brian Daboll left him in so long after the score hit 40-0 in the fourth quarter. Overall Jones was sacked 7 times and hit 12 times on his 28 pass attempts
The Giants have a lot to look over before they travel to take on the Arizona Cardinals next week, and most of it has to do with the offensive line and pass protection. The Cardinals lost a close game to the Washington Commanders. Their defense sacked Sam Howell six times, had 1 interception and caused two fumbles."

First Quarter

Play: Noah Igbinoghene 58 Yd Return of Blocked Field Goal (Brandon Aubrey PAT failed)
Drive info: 11 plays, 48 yards, 6:57
Cowboys 6-0
Play: Brandon Aubrey 21 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 72 yards, 3:45
Cowboys 9-0
Play: DaRon Bland 22 Yd Interception Return (Brandon Aubrey Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, -9 yards, 0:59
Cowboys 16-0

Second Quarter

Play: Brandon Aubrey 38 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 60 yards, 4:26
Cowboys 19-0
Play: Tony Pollard 2 Yd Run (Brandon Aubrey Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 38 yards, 2:45
Cowboys 26-0

Third Quarter

Play: Tony Pollard 1 Yd Run (Brandon Aubrey Kick)
Drive info: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:59
Cowboys 33-0

Fourth Quarter

Play: KaVontae Turpin 7 Yd Run (Brandon Aubrey Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 50 yards, 3:29
Cowboys 40-0

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