Dallas Cowboys fans witness defeat at Metlife Stadium. First, they did it in Dallas and now the New York Giants have done it again. This time on home turf. They beat the hottest team in the NFL tonight, handing them their second loss of the season. New York beat Dallas the first game of the season and watched the Cowboys win 11 straight as they tried to play catch-up all season. The G-men now hand Dallas loss number two of the season.
Dak Prescott has been just shy of lights out this season but against the Giants he has been the total opposite. Prescott struggled in week one. Many fans were worried about what his production would be like after he went 25 of 45 for 227 yards and failed to reach the promise land. His quarterback rating was an unimpressive 60.2 while only averaging 5.0 yards per attempt. He also struggled tonight going 17 for 33 throwing for 165 yards a touchdown and two picks. His quarterback rating was a career low 14.8.
The Dallas Cowboys would catch fire, however, as Dak led them to 11 straight victories. During his impressive run, he threw for 2,747 yards(an average of 250 per game) and 18 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 115. Dak averaged 8.8 yards per attempt. The team was working on all cylinders. The Cowboys were unstoppable.
New York, on the other hand, was all over the place. They started off strong, winning the first two games, but then looked as if they had fallen apart. The run game is lacking, to say the least, while Eli Manning keeps turning the ball over. The defense has really stepped up from last year. New York invested a lot of money in the offseason which has really paid off although an alarming number of players on the defense have been banged up this year. Injuries cripple teams, especially around the playoffs.
Odell Beckham Jr. has been the glue so to speak. He has made some big plays to keep the Giants on the right path. His issue is his temper and his emotions. Beckham Jr. gets a little hot headed at times which is not good for his quality production level.
Tonight was like deja vu all over again for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys couldn’t pass the ball. Receivers couldn’t catch the ball. The weather factored into the equation as well. The frigid air at Metlife Stadium sucked the life right out of Dallas. The only bright spots were Ezekiel Elliott getting over 100 rushing yards against New York as well as Terrence Williams’ 76 yards plus a touchdown. The New York Giants, with their win over the Cowboys tonight , sweep the season series against Dallas.