By Michael Stewart/@golferbad
Introduction: The New York Giants extend their losing streak to 5 games with 37-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The game played out as expected as the Cowboys offense controlled the clock and the score board. The Giants defense once again struggled; especially in pass coverage as Dallas quarterback Dak Prescottt once again looked more like Tom Brady against the Giants defense. Here are my top 3 reasons why the Giants lost:
- Big Plays: The Cowboys utilized the big plays to their advantage with two touchdowns passes by quarterback Dak Prescott (42 yards to Blake Jarwin & 49 yards to Amari Cooper). The Giants continue to surrender big plays each week (11 passes of 40+ yards) and there seems to be no end in sight.
- Total Yards: The Cowboys collected 429 total yards to the Giants 271 with quarterback Dak Prescott (257 yards and 3 touchdowns) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (139 yards rushing) leading the way respectfully.
- Red Zone: The Giants had to settle for three field goals on four drives (25%) inside the red zone. The Cowboys were 1 for 2 (50%) inside the red zone.
Hero: This is becoming a trend against the Giants as once again I’m giving the nod to two players in quarterback Dak Prescott and running Ezekiel Elliott.
Goat: The secondary has been given this unpleasant honor before and they certainly earn it tonight yielding two touchdowns passes over 40+ yards. Not to mention miss coverage assignments as well.
Final Thoughts:The Giants (2-7) will now lick their wounds and prepare to face the New York Jets (1-7) in a battle for the first overall pick in the 2020 draft. Both teams have struggled and for Giants and Jets fans; it’s been a long season already. Quarterback Daniel Jones continues to fumble the ball and for the 2nd straight game, his fumble resulted in a defensive touchdown. Jets 2nd year quarterback Sam Darnold hasn’t done well thus far this season as both young quarterbacks look to turn it around.