By: Anthony Miller
Bouncing back from their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, the Dallas Cowboys pounded the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium 49-17 Sunday afternoon.
From the start of the game, the Cowboys’ offense was rolling with Dak Prescott having one of his best games of his career. After failing a fourth and goal at the one on their first drive and a punt on their second drive, Dallas’ offense never let up. They held a 28-0 lead going into halftime.
The defense for Dallas allowed just 27 yards total with only ten yards allowed in all of the second quarter. Five of the Giants’ drives ended with a punt and the other two were turnover on downs and the half ending.
It was more of the same in the second half with three offensive drives for Dallas ending with touchdowns. The Giants picked up some life on offense, but that only happened after the Cowboys had a 42-7 lead and the starters for Dallas being pulled.
New York had ten points scored in the fourth quarter, but it was too late as the Cowboys were too far ahead. Dallas secured a 49-17 win in front of the home crowd in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys improved to 6-3 on the season with the win.
Biggest Takeaways From Dallas Cowboys Win Over Giants
Dak Prescott, Offense Shines Bright
The performance of Dak Prescott was impressive and even record breaking. Prescott finished with 404 yards passing and four touchdowns which is his third game accomplishing over 400 yards and four scores in a game. That is a franchise record as well as tied for eighth all time in NFL history. He also added 17 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground.
CeeDee Lamb also made history as he finished the game with 11 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown. Lamb is the first player in the Super Bowl era to record at least ten catches for 150 yards in three consecutive games. He also added a 14-yard rushing touchdown in the game.
As for the running game. Rico Dowdle led the attack with 79 yards and a score on the ground. Tony Pollard was not too far behind with 55 rushing yards. The team combined for 168 rushing yards and three scores.
The offense for Dallas finished with an outstanding 640 total yards and seven touchdowns.
The Defense Dominated the Line of Scrimmage
Dallas’ defense controlled the game from the start as Giants rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito struggled all game only throwing for 86 yards in the game. DeVito ran for 41 yards in the game. He did throw two touchdowns, but threw an interception to DaRon Bland.
The Cowboys’ defensive line got a lot of pressure on DeVito sacking him five times in the game. They allowed 111 rushing yards as well as New York was forced to pass throughout the game.
In total, the defense allowed just 172 total yards from the Giants. New York went 0-12 on third down conversions in the game.
Fans may not see a better performance from the team all season as they asserted their dominance from start to finish. Dallas will now prepare for their next match up on Sunday against the 1-8 Carolina Panthers.
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