Dak Prescott has not lost to the Giants since his rookie year 2016. He did not need to show up, and he still would have gotten the victory. The Cowboys were paced by a blocked field goal return for a touchdown and a deflected pass interception pick 6.

Their dominating defense forced Daniel Jones to run for his life all game, sacking him seven times. Jones threw for a putrid 63 yards with two interceptions, one of which was returned for six, and the second was a ball he should have never thrown.

The “revamped” offensive line of the NY Giants was deplorable the entire game, highlighted by 2-year correct tackle Evan Neal. Neal was beaten all game by anybody the Cowboys lined up in front of him.
Mike Glowinski, the highest-paid free agent from the 2022 class, looked lost as Micah Parsons and the Dallas lineman ran and stunted around him.

Rookie center John Michael Schmitz started in his first NFL game, and you saw the jitters. The Giants drove the field on their first drive and seemed poised to score. After a false start on All-Pro Andrew Thomas, Schmitz one-hopped a snap to Jones on third down. This forced a field goal try, which was blocked (guards Josh Ezeudu and Ben Bredeson watched Juanay Thomas jump over them) and returned for a TD.

The beginning of the end.

Not that the Giants could run being down all game, but they averaged a minuscule 3.9 yards a carry when they attempted. Forty-three of those yards came from Jones scrambling for his life.

The offense was not the only reason this game ended so badly. There was a defense on the field. The problem was they were in a 16-0 hole caused by the offense before they blinked. The Giant’s pass pressure was null and void as they did not lend a hand on Prescott all night.

That will need to change to help the two rookie corners, Deonte Banks and Tre Hawkins, who played well.
Hawkins had seven tackles, showing his physical side. He was flagged for 37-yard defensive pass interference. Banks, who missed most of the second half with cramps, tallied one tackle and had two pass breakups. He was flagged once for illegal contact.