Dallas Cowboys Pull Away Against New York Giants

When Dak Prescott was picked off on the first play of the game by Antoine Bethea, it appeared as if the New York Giants were going to maybe upset the Dallas Cowboys at home on Monday night football.

When New York led 9-3 in the second-quarter after Daniel Jones threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Cody Latimer (missed extra-point).  There was a black cat that ran onto the field in the second quarter when the Giants were driving. They had to settle for an Aldrick Rosas 25-yard field goal.

Rosas made four field goals in the game and New York couldn’t score touchdowns. Because of it, Dallas was able to find ways to put the ball into the endzone and they won the game by a score of 37-18.

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The Cowboys scored on a 42-yard touchdown pass by Dak Prescott to Blake Jarwin with less than 1:05 remaining in the first half.

Dallas was able to pick off Daniel Jones late in the first-half by Xavier Woods. Brett Maher made a 52-yard field goal and the Dallas Cowboys were able to go into halftime up 13-12.

That was Jarwin’s only reception in the game.

With Dallas leading 16-15 in the fourth-quarter, Dak Prescott threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gallup. He only caught two passes for 33 yards receiving and a touchdown.

On the first play after the touchdown for the New York Giants, Daniel Jones threw a screen pass to Saquon Barkley for 65 yards. Although they had to settle for another Aldrick Rosas field goal from 29 yards out.

The Cowboys had a 23-18 lead at the time. Then, on a third-and-12 play, Dak Prescott threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with less than 8:05 to play.

Prescott completed 22-of-35 passes for 257 yards three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 12 yards on three carries.

Cooper caught four passes for 80 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Ezekiel Elliott was the leading rusher in this game with 139 yards on 23 carries.

Jason Witten always plays well against New York. He caught eight passes for 58 yards receiving.

With less than 22 seconds remaining in regulation, Dorance Armstrong forced Daniel Jones to fumble and Jourdan Lewis returned a fumble for a 63-yard touchdown.

Jones completed 26-of-41 passes for 210 yards one touchdown. He also rushed for 54 yards on six carries.

Daniel Jones had three turnovers and two of them were fumbles. He now has 16 on the season and Jones needs to work on ball security.

Saquon Barkley was the leading receiver with six receptions for 67 yards receiving. He also rushed for 28 yards on 14 carries.

Cody Latimer only caught two passes for six yards receiving and a touchdown.

This team still has a lot of issues on both sides of the ball. Nate Solder has been horrendous at left tackle. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins and linebacker Alec Ogletree have not been very good either.

The defense doesn’t have any game-changers either. In fact, they don’t have a legit pass rusher on the edge that can change the game.

The offensive line needs to be fixed.

Football in New York these days has been rough and frustrating. We will see how the Giants fare in the final seven games of the regular season.

It is very possible that Pat Shurmur is coaching for his job. Is it also possible that Dave Gettleman is also on the hot seat as well as the general manager? Gettleman’s issue hasn’t been drafting. His issue has been trading and signing players.

This is going to be interesting to see what happens. It is not Pat Shurmur’s fault or Dave Gettleman’s fault that Jerry Reese had no clue how to draft in the past and because of it, the roster is decimated big time.

As for the Dallas Cowboys, this is a game they had to win in order to stay in first place in the NFC East over the Philadelphia Eagles (5-4).

Dallas (5-3) will host the Minnesota Vikings (6-3) this Sunday night. The Giants (2-7) will be the road team against the New York Jets (1-7) at Metlife Stadium on Sunday.

How do you feel about the direction of the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants after Monday Night’s game? Leave a comment below.

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