What started off as a promising afternoon turned into a heart-breaking loss for the New York Giants. The team is now 0-5 following their 37-34 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
New York got off to a fast start. After a Dallas field goal, they marched down the field to answer with a 3-yard touchdown run by Evan Engram. On the following drive, Dak Prescott was intercepted by Kyler Fackrell for a touchdown. The Giants led 14-3 after 9 minutes of play.
The Cowboys stormed right back, however. In the second quarter, Ezekiel Elliot cut the Giants’ lead to 7 with a 1-yard touchdown run. On the next drive, Daniel Jones fumbled the ball on a sack by DeMarcus Lawrence. Anthony Brown returned it for the game-tying score.
With one minute left in the half, the Giants executed a fake field goal that went for a touchdown. Unfortunately, offensive lineman Cam Fleming was called for an illegal shift. As a result, the Giants took a 20-17 lead on a Graham Gano field goal. However, the Cowboys went right down the field in about 30 seconds to score on a Prescott touchdown pass to Cedrick Wilson.
Late in the third quarter, Prescott scrambled for a 9-yard run, then had to leave the game with a gruesome ankle injury. Andy Dalton took over, and Dallas scored on another touchdown run by Elliot.
With the Giants trailing 31-26 in the fourth, Blake Martinez recovered a Dalton fumble at the Cowboys’ 17-yard line. Devonta Freeman scored on a 4-yard run, and the Giants took a 34-31 lead after converting the 2-point attempt. The Cowboys tied the game on the next drive on a 40-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein.
The Giants had the ball with less than 2 minutes left but failed to do anything. Dallas took over with 52 seconds left and got the ball to the Giants’ 16 yard line. Zuerlein then kicked the game winning 34-yard field goal as time expired, giving Dallas the win.
Daniel Jones completed 20 of 33 passes for 222 yards. Devonta Freeman ran the ball for 60 yards on 17 carries, and 1 touchdown. Darius Slayton had a big day totaling 129 yards on 8 receptions. Graham Gano went a perfect 4/4 on field goal attempts.
The Giants (0-5) will head back home next week to take on the Washington Football Team (1-4).
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