The Giants were strong underdogs on Sunday against a team that had already beaten them by 40 points earlier in the year: the Dallas Cowboys.
To their credit, they held up well in the first quarter and then trailed 7-0 CeeDee Lamb‘s 14-yard touchdown on an end-run. As expected, Dallas soon took control and built a comfortable 21-point lead Dak PrescottThe touchdown in the second quarter goes Jake Ferguson And Brandin Cooks. Prescott extended the lead to 28 just before halftime with a 10-yard touchdown scramble.
Tommy DeVito, starting the first game of his career, went just 4 of 9 for 24 yards in the first half while the Giants only managed one first down on offense. The Cowboys picked up 20 yards and outgained the Giants by 368 yards to 27 in the first half.
Cooks, Lamb and Prescott all had great games, with Prescott finishing with over 400 yards and four touchdowns despite sitting out the fourth quarter.
In the second half, DeVito got the Giants on the field when Dallas took their foot off the gas a bit. He led a scoring drive that he capped off with a touchdown pass to Lawrence Cager, although it was little more than a consolation score at that point as the score was 42-7 at the end of the third quarter.
DeVito finished with 86 passing yards and 41 on the ground when he threw another touchdown Sterling Shepard in the final seconds.
Here are the takeaways…
– It was a threatening start for the Giants as the Cowboys marched to the goal line with an opening drive highlighted by a spectacular one-handed catch from Lamb. To their credit, however, the Giants held up with good tackling Jason Pinnock Good coverage on second down Xavier McKinney On third down and a fourth down, you run things past Dexter Lawrence And Azeez Ojulari.
– The Giants were very close to a dream start Brandin Cooks He lost the ball in the first moment of the game after a short catch over the middle, but was clearly on the ground Brian Daboll The decision to appeal the verdict smacked of desperation.
– When they got the big sales they craved, Cordale Fleet‘s interception return gave them a chance to tie the score at 7-7 at the start of the second quarter. However, it was demoralizing to see them come away empty-handed Saquon Barkley was stopped two yards from fourth-and-goal at the five-yard line.
– DeVito presented the Cowboys with so little threat in the first half that they were able to expand the penalty area and concentrate on stopping the run. Barkley managed just one yard on seven carries in the first half. He felt much better after halftime and finished with 66 yards on 13 carries.
– Newbie Deonte Banks Although he has started every game so far, he has been ailing for most of the season and was forced out of this game due to an ankle injury Tre Hawkins came to replace him. Hawkins promptly gave up a long touchdown Michael Gallup to extend the Cowboys’ lead back to 35-7 late in the third quarter.
– The Giants coaching staff has held the locker room together quite well given the difficult season. However, fractures begin to appear. After McKinney’s controversial comments during the week highlighted how frustrated defensive players are becoming, several offensive players stood on the sidelines visibly frustrated during this game, including Barkley and Shepard.
– The Giants had a chance to make some plays against the Cowboys backups late in the game. Darnay Holmes intercepted a Cooper Rush happen and Jashaun Corbin And Daniel Bellinger Each of them made nice attacking plays on the final drive.
The Giants will play their third straight road game, facing the Washington Commanders on Sunday, November 19th at 1:00 p.m