Cowboys overcome slow start, roll to 37-18 victory over Giants

AP

The Dallas Cowboys looked like they could be headed toward a second straight inexplicable loss to a New York team at Metlife Stadium this season as the Giants jumped out to a 12-3 lead through the first 27 minutes of Monday night’s game.

Instead, Dak Prescott threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns and Ezekiel Elliott added 139 yards on the ground as the Cowboys overcame the early deficit for a 37-18 victory over the Giants.

Dallas scored 10 points over the final three minutes of the first half to steal the momentum back from the Giants. The Cowboys then controlled the game in the second half to pull away for the victory.

Prescott was intercepted on the first offensive play of the night by Antoine Bethea but the Giants could only muster a field goal after going three-and-out from the Dallas 8-yard line. After the teams traded field goals in the first quarter, Daniel Jones tossed a 1-yard touchdown to Cody Latimer to give the Giants a 9-3 lead after Aldrick Rosas missed the extra point try. Rosas would add a 25-yard field goal to push the lead to 12-3 with 2:50 left in the first half.

It took just under two minutes for Dallas to answer as Prescott connected with Blake Jarwin for a 42-yard touchdown that pulled the Cowboys to within a score, 12-10, with less than a minute to go before halftime. Daniel Jones was then intercepted by Xavier Woods and Brett Maher tacked on a 52-yard field goal on the final play of the half to give Dallas the lead at the break.

After trading field goals in the third quarter, Prescott would find Michael Gallup for a 15-yard touchdown that gave the Cowboys a 23-15 lead. A Rosas 29-yard field goal trimmed the lead to five, 23-18, but Prescott would answer with a 45-yard touchdown to Amari Cooper to put the game away with eight minutes left that effectively put the game away.

Dorance Armstrong followed with a strip-sack of Jones in the closing seconds that was picked up and returned 63 yards for a touchdown by Jourdan Lewis.

Jones went 26 of 41 for 210 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Giants. Dallas limited Saquon Barkley to just 28 yards rushing on 14 carries, though he did catch six passes for 67 yards with 65 yards coming on a single screen pass.

Michael Bennett recorded three tackles with a sack and four quarterback hits in his first game with Dallas. The Cowboys sacked Jones five times on the night.

30 responses to “Cowboys overcome slow start, roll to 37-18 victory over Giants

  1. The over-under for the game was 48.5. That ridiculous touchdown at the end changed the total points from 48 to 55. Lot of people made and lost alot of money in those six meaningless seconds.

  2. Two horrid PI calls …. one that wasnt called against Dallas which was clear upon review was not overturned and one against the Giants that was called but clearly wasnt PI.

    Looked a lot like watching a Packers game with the officials giftwrapping the Cowboys a win.

    Brutal on the NFL for allowimg this to go on and on.

  3. You know with how much Jones is fumbling the ball soon you’re gonna have to change his nickname from Danny Dimes to Danny Drops.

  4. The refs really changed the entire game with the bogus pass interference if that is not called the giants get the ball back with alot of momentum down 5 in the 4th and amari never scores the 45 yard td. Amazing how refs can easily change the entire game with one bad call.

  5. Barkley reminds everyone of a modern day Barry Sanders. He’s just like him, makes all the flashy plays but doesn’t win a lot. Give me Zeke.

  6. Dallas pulled out a good win in spite of mediocre QB play throughout the night. It was impressive.

  7. Keep bashing Dak FKNs! (football-know-nothings). He made the plays, made the calls. Yes, “experts” will say “you play like that against the 49ers, you will lose” and they are 100% right–but here’s the thing–they were not playing the 49ers last night. They were playing the Giants and ended up beating them soundly. Forcing 3 turnovers, getting 5 sacks, 11 hits on the QB and pounding 179 on the ground. Dak throws 3 TDs. That is why they won. Games take on their own nature, because Dallas played sloppy at times against a bad team means nothing but that–they played sloppy, then dominated. This team has the power and the coaching schemes to beat anybody soundly when they execute, and they will. Now, go back to your “Jerrah is an idiot” “Garrett the clapper/puppet coach” and “Dak is terrible” conversations. I gave you wisdom, but you have not learned a thing.

  8. Oh yeah—Barkley rushes for 28 yards on 14 carries. Yall be sure and let me know the next time THAT happens. Dallas played HUGE up front on both sides. Zeke was running through canyons all night….”Jerrah is an idiot, Garrett cant coach, most mediocre franchise in sports…” blah, blah, blah

  9. contaminatedthrillz says:
    November 5, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Nobody is impressed with Dallas beating the Giants
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    But, I suppose the Eagles beating those double doinks was a big win?

  10. joetoronto says:
    November 5, 2019 at 5:27 am

    The Cowboys look good against lousy teams.

    Good ones, not so much.
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    I’m confused. Was drumming Philly a win against a “lousy” team because they just got pounded by Minnesota? Or, a good win because they’ve now won two in a row and are “back” according to their fans?

  11. Ryan Dubose says:
    November 5, 2019 at 6:10 am
    Amazing how refs can easily change the entire game with one bad call.
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    Right! Like the phantom holding call that got the TD by Witten called back, and negated the only roughing the passer call the Cowboys got all night.

  12. Ron Jull says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:01 am
    Two horrid PI calls …. one that wasnt called against Dallas which was clear upon review was not overturned and one against the Giants that was called but clearly wasnt PI.

    Looked a lot like watching a Packers game with the officials giftwrapping the Cowboys a win.

    Brutal on the NFL for allowimg this to go on and on.

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    Giants fans can’t be complaining about the officiating during this game???? Are you kidding me? The refs did everything in their power to keep this game close for the Giants. If I am not mistaken, Cobb had a TD called back for a bogus holding on Smith. Dude fell down and they called holding #71 was involved and started at least 4 scrums due to his dirty play, yet he was not penalized one time. Wanna bet the tape gets sent into the league office and he gets fined for all the BS he caused?

    Other than that, you can count on a win playing the Giants nowadays…

  13. Ron Jull says:
    November 5, 2019 at 12:01 am
    Two horrid PI calls …. one that wasnt called against Dallas which was clear upon review was not overturned and one against the Giants that was called but clearly wasnt PI.

    Looked a lot like watching a Packers game with the officials giftwrapping the Cowboys a win.

    Brutal on the NFL for allowimg this to go on and on.
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    Werent there 4 Unnecessary Roughness penalties against the Cowboys in the 4th quarter as well when Hernandez was literally getting away with all the sheap shots he had? The refs were bad in general, not more so against one team or the other.

  14. I think I might be throwing up the slice of humble pie I ate after the kid’s first game if he does not stop turning the ball over. Concerned because that was the knock on him coming out of Duke.

  15. Off topic but if that cat showed up on the field in Foxboro, everyone knows what would happen.

    #CatGate
    #CheaterCheaterPumpkinEater

  16. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm
    Off topic but if that cat showed up on the field in Foxboro, everyone knows what would happen.

    #CatGate
    #CheaterCheaterPumpkinEater
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    A thread can’t have comments enabled without Patriots fan making a futile attempt to explain to people who don’t care that their team is wrongfully maligned for cheating. Here’s the thing: Minds have been made up on the topic, move on. There’s the flat Earther/anti-vaxxers, and those who believe New England has done some shady stuff.
    #NewEnglandPatriotsInternetDefenseForce

  17. floirosoldout says:
    November 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm
    GoodellMustGo says:
    November 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm
    Off topic but if that cat showed up on the field in Foxboro, everyone knows what would happen.

    #CatGate
    #CheaterCheaterPumpkinEater
    —————————
    A thread can’t have comments enabled without Patriots fan making a futile attempt to explain to people who don’t care that their team is wrongfully maligned for cheating. Here’s the thing: Minds have been made up on the topic, move on. There’s the flat Earther/anti-vaxxers, and those who believe New England has done some shady stuff.
    #NewEnglandPatriotsInternetDefenseForce

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    But it’s true tho. 🙂

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