Dallas pulls out of New York, moves one step closer to NFC East crown – BoilingNews

Virtually nothing was on the line for the New York Giants as they hosted the Dallas Cowboys and went on to lose to their southernmost NFC East rivals in a 21-6 final that could have been so much worse. After winning the toss and choosing to receive, a curious decision that didn’t work out well for Dallas (often it didn’t). by a penalty, leave the field without points and ask their electrical defense to provide the spark.

That’s exactly what happened when All-Pro pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence hit Mike Glennon and forced a foul pass that was landed for yet another interception by the unit – this time by cornerback Jourdan Lewis. From then on, things quickly went downhill for the Giants, and while the Cowboys’ offense was again uneven and full of mistakes, it didn’t take much firepower to complete New York’s season win, something that becomes very well known in this rivalry. Now sitting at 10-4 on the season and pushing the Giants to 4-10, it’s mission accomplished for Dallas in Week 15, in a game in which the Giants hoped Jaylon Smith could somehow save the day against his former team; and only two days after signing.

Bold strategy, Cotton.

It was a day when the Cowboys again plucked interceptions from the sky as if they were grapes on a vine, and have now moved to the No. 3 seat in the NFC standings — thanks to the Arizona Cardinals’ loss to the Detroit Lions — there has enough juice in their glass as they try to run the table to end the regular season (and season, period).

Why did the Cowboys win?

Their offense should wake up and stay awake, but they will have to hope for a better goal next week, but they rewarded the defensive effort with a touchdown outburst from Ezekiel Elliott early in the first half to set the tone. , and putting some early pressure on Glennon to make up for his mistake with points. Several plays later, Glennon had the Giants at striking distance with the help of an insane one-handed catch from Saquon Barkley that you’ll likely see on repeat this week, but rookie phenom Micah Parsons made an unreal game to cover for a broken pass on third and 1 holding Big Blue to just a field goal.

From then on, it was another week where the Cowboys defense dominated an opponent, while their offense did just enough to help or not undermine their counterparts. Before the second quarter ended, Lawrence made his presence felt with a forced fumble, repaired by Carlos Watkins, in a game in which the former continues his All-Pro form in the injured reserve’s return in December. Throw in three interceptions by Glennon — snatched by Lewis, Malik Hooker and Trevon Diggs, respectively — and the Super Bowl-caliber defense in Dallas continues to take them into the postseason.

Prescott avoided throwing interceptions, and his struggle was compounded by good pitches dropped by CeeDee Lamb, but Dalton Schultz shook off his poor block by bringing in all eight of his goals for a team-high in receiving yards ( 67) and a touchdown in a performance that made him the steady hand in the air, while Elliott and Pollard provided that comfort on the ground, and the defensive runner bombed Glennon to end up being taken out of the game altogether.

Why did the Giants lose?

The game didn’t get out of hand in the beginning, at least not to the degree the Cowboys would have liked, suggesting that the Giants were at least trying to leave everything on the field hoping to upset Dallas somehow. to make. Sadly it wasn’t to be, as there was little that went right for Big Blue at any stage of the game. After scoring just three runs in the first quarter, they scored just three for the remainder of the game meaning neither Glennon nor Saquon Barkley could find a way to reach the end zone, either by air or on the ground, and that’s why the Cowboys didn’t have to light up the scoreboard here.

The second quarter wasn’t much more exciting offensively, despite a random meaty play or two. A questionable decision to run in the red zone on third and 7th led to a Cowboys field goal, which kept the Giants within striking distance, but the defense wasn’t done treating Glennon as the backup quarterback he wanted. is. He got little help from his own defence, as Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard were together more than 100 yards at halftime and while they could lead Prescott to make mistakes, they took advantage of only one of them – a forced fumble in the fourth quarter. by Lorenzo Carter who then got the ball back.

But on the next drive, Glennon threw his third INT of the day, with Trevon Diggs using his 10th interception of the season to effectively wipe out the Giants’ remaining hopes of a possible comeback. This game went exactly as many expected for New York, and that was it long and short.

Turning point

When you saw Lawrence force Glennon into this mistake that became an interception for Lewis, you thought it was going to be a long day for the Giants quarterback, and it was.

Playing the game

Barkley rarely trips, but if you get hit by a tank, bad things can happen.

QB controversy in NY?

“Jake Fromm has done more in one series than Glennon [has] all game. How was he not put in the game to start the second half?” – Jake Brown of New York Post Sports

What’s next

The Cowboys gear up for a fast-paced rematch with the Washington Football Team, hoping for a win in 2021, while the Giants try to break out a broom of their own when they face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16.

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