Cowboys lose Dak Prescott, win on last-play field goal against Giants

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In the end, the victory surely felt like a loss for the Cowboys.

The Cowboys broke their two-game losing streak with a 37-34 win over the Giants and, at 2-3, are in first place in the NFC East. But they lost quarterback Dak Prescott to a serious right ankle injury.

While an ambulance transported Prescott to a local hospital for surgery, his teammates had his back. They scored three plays after he left the game on a 12-yard Ezekiel Elliott run, with the running back holding up four fingers to represent Prescott’s jersey number.

It wasn’t enough, though.

Backup quarterback Andy Dalton fumbled the snap from backup rookie center Tyler Biadasz, starting in place of the injured Joe Looney, and Blake Martinez recovered for the Giants. Five plays and 17 yards later, the game had its third lead change.

Devonta Freeman scored on a 4-yard run, and tackle-eligible Andrew Thomas caught the 2-point conversion after a bobble.

The Cowboys tied it 34-34 on a 40-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein with 1:56 remaining in regulation.

The Giants had to punt after five plays and 15 yards, allowing the Cowboys to kick the game-winning field goal on the final play. It was the fourth lead change.

The five-play, 72-yard drive was fueled by two close Michael Gallup catches along the sideline. Both were reviewed and were upheld. One went for 19 and the other for 38.

It set up Zuerlein’s 34-yard field goal he sneaked inside the upright.

CeeDee Lamb finished with eight catches for 124 yards, and Gallup caught four passes for 73 yards. Dalton was 9-of-11 for 111 yards.

Daniel Jones went 20-of-33 for 222 yards, but he lost a costly fumble that Anthony Brown returned for a touchdown.

26 responses to “Cowboys lose Dak Prescott, win on last-play field goal against Giants

  1. This game was more about whose defense sucked less. Obviously it wasn’t the Giants’ defense. With the game on the line and very little time left they let Dallas go the length of the field with ease and kick the game winning FG.

  2. If your boyfriend

    -has 0 playoff wins
    -has 53 fumbles
    -is 7-24 vs teams over 500
    -has no heart and no desire to win
    -has started 5-6 in 3 of his first 4 seasons
    -has the IQ of a potato
    -ignores open recievers and makes everyone around him worse

    Then you’re dating Carson Wentz

  3. Sorry for Dak but I’m so excited for Dalton. Watch Dalton take this team further than Dak, for about 1/15 of the money. Dak can kiss that contract extension goodbye.

  4. I hope he comes through this ok, but this shows why you take the Bird in the Hand all other things being equal. Dak should have signed a contract when he had a chance. He took the risk and now it will cost him millions. Damn shame for Dak.

  5. Well at least Jerry saved some money by tagging him, too bad the first overall pick is essentially out of reach.

  6. Good thing he didn’t take that 200 million locked in after for injury contract the Cowboys offered him.

    Holding out for every penny Possible is the key to a great contract. That is what I have learned on this website anyway.

  7. When I dabbled in football briefly, I was taught never to use your arms to bring guys to the ground because of the twisting motion involved that causes legs to get rolled up that is dangerous to bother the tackler and the guy getting tackled. You drive through the ball carrier for a true tackle.. Arm tackles are for people that can’t tackle correctly. I remember this well because I got screamed at the first time I “tackled” a guy because I threw the guy down with my arms. True form tackles are a lost art in the nfl. Form tackles are much safer for everybody involved but are much harder to execute correctly. This tackle on Dak is a perfect example of an arm tackle.

  8. If you have Zeke Elliot, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and Tony Pollard, why are you running a QB draw to gain 8 yards? Why would you expose your QB to injury in a non-critical situation when you have so many offensive weapons on your team?

  9. Dave Grohl dislocated his ankle and broke a bone and still came back and finished the concert. Seeing this injury is horrific and sorry for Dak, but it made me think about Grohl and what he did that day.

  10. Dak had this game under control and was about to put it away when he got hurt.
    Dalton earned his money late after a bad start. He dropped bombs through tiny windows into Gallup’s hands.
    The back up O-Line gave a good account of themselves against a real good Giant Defense.
    And the Cowboy defense didn’t totally suck even though it was against one of the worst
    offenses in the NFL.
    Let the Eagles and their fans cry about their injuries.

  11. iliketurtles says:
    October 11, 2020 at 8:09 pm
    When I dabbled in football briefly, I was taught never to use your arms to bring guys to the ground because of the twisting motion involved that causes legs to get rolled up that is dangerous to bother the tackler and the guy getting tackled. You drive through the ball carrier for a true tackle.. Arm tackles are for people that can’t tackle correctly. I remember this well because I got screamed at the first time I “tackled” a guy because I threw the guy down with my arms. True form tackles are a lost art in the nfl. Form tackles are much safer for everybody involved but are much harder to execute correctly. This tackle on Dak is a perfect example of an arm tackle.
    ___________________

    Logan Ryan concedes 40 lbs to Dak. Its also awkward tackling a quarterback in the open field, with all the protections the quarterback is afforded in the event he slides. This was not a perfect form tackle by any means, but he did what he could – within the rules – to get the bigger, stronger man down.

  12. Prescott’s injury was horrific never want to see that. NFC East is just a who sucks less division and right now it’s between the Cowboys and Eagles.

  13. Covid-21 (Covid-19s cool older brother) says:
    October 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm
    That last drive was a gift from the officials to the cowboys.
    ________

    The OPI taking away the Slayton TD was a gift. The last drive was terrible defense.

  14. Dalton comes in and Dallas wins. Like I been saying, Andy is a winnerand now is his time to shine. I won’t be surprised to see him lead Dallas to the playoffs at this point, unless of course Dan returns before then and (again) chokes it all away.

  15. polk40 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 8:16 pm
    If you have Zeke Elliot, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and Tony Pollard, why are you running a QB draw to gain 8 yards? Why would you expose your QB to injury in a non-critical situation when you have so many offensive weapons on your team?

    Because your coach is Mike McCarthy.

  16. Jerry should start fielding calls for an Amari Cooper trade.
    Lamb and Gallup make Amari an expensive luxury this team doesn’t need.
    With almost every starter on the O-Line on IR along with the TE and Dak, Dalton might
    not finish the season upright either unless McCarthy learns he isn’t in GB anymore
    and he possesses the best running back talent he has ever coached.
    Get a draft pick or a starter and begin building for next year.
    This team will not get far with that defense.

  17. Same story different day for the Giants. Had 2 touchdowns removed from “penalties” and every game there is STILL no discipline. That is on Mr. wanna be belichik…Ditch the stupid penalties and Jones quit coughing the ball up and maybe the Giants win a close game or two…

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