New York Giants crumble against Cowboys
Eli Manning and co had the pressure of starting the new football season against bitter rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. Surely, the Cowboys were still sore, since the Giants were the only team to beat them during the regular season. Last night, that wasn’t the case.
It’s quite simple, really. Odell Beckman Jr. absence was the key factor in the Giants’ weak offense. The team was limited to Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, and Shane Vereen as scoring options for Eli Manning.
Dallas defense got the job done
The Dallas defense was on-point, by sacking Manning three times (losing 22 yards), intercepting once, and only allowing 13 first downs, resulting in a single field goal.
Big Blue’s defense was transparent as a glass window. They were totally none existent. The minor positive was the fact that they forced Dallas to score on field goals (4 out of the 5 drives). Still, they only got one sack, with Dallas only losing five yards.
This is not to say that the Cowboys were a completely dominate foe, as they mainly scored on field goals. The Giants were the weaker team, that’s it. It’s honestly surprising that Dallas didn’t score more, as they should have scored more, since statistically they were more efficient. With 34 minutes of possession, you’d think that Dallas could’ve scored 21 points in the 2nd quarter instead of on field goals.
Next week, the Giants will take on the Detroit Lions. Detroit will not be a cake walk. Hopefully OBJ will be ready by then.