In recent years, we have seen several clashes between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants in prime time on Sunday. Still, we rarely saw this duel with both teams having good times. Sunday Night Football this Sunday (16) was no different.
Both teams of the NFC East came from defeats in week 1 and arrived at the game under great distrust. Still, the Cowboys showed much more consistency and defeated the Giants by the score of 20 to 13 at AT & T Stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys, who had been heavily criticized in the attack, finally produced offensively. Coach Jason Garrett’s team ended the match with a total of 298 yards and won the game with some ease, despite the rather tight score. Watch Dallas Cowboys live stream free match in here.
But the New York Giants, of the technician Pat Shurmur, produced 255 yards offensive and fripes 3.8 yards per move.
In Week 3 of the regular season, the Dallas Cowboys visit the Seattle Seahawks, while the New York Giants also plays away from home against the Houston Texans. The two games will be next Sunday (23).
A first half of few points and lightning touchdown
The Cowboys dominated their opponents in the first two quarters and did not give a single point to the opponent. In addition, the Texans opened the board early in the SNF.
In the third offensive play of the game, quarterback Dak Prescott made a stunning pitch for Tavon Austin and Dallas scored a 64-yard touchdown to make it 7-0.
Still in the first quarter, the Cowboys extended the lead to 10-0 with a 37-yard field goal converted by Brett Maher.
On the side of the Giants, who only won 79 total yards before the break, quarterback Eli Manning was heavily pressured and suffered four sacks from the Cowboys’ seven-foot front for a total loss of 36 yards.
In the final two quarters, Cowboys consummate the win
The pace of play did not improve much in the last two quarters and the Cowboys continued to dominate.
In the third quarter, Maher hit a 29-yard field goal to extend the gap to 13-0. In the fourth quarter, the Giants finally cleared the scoring with a 28-yard field goal converted by Aldrick Rosas, in 13 to 3.
The loss of center Jon Halapio during the third quarter made things even more complicated for Eli Manning and company. If before the offensive line was not any good, things got worse.
In the fourth quarter, the Cowboys slipped into an eight-minute offensive campaign and ended with a six-yard touchdown run scored by running back Ezekiel Elliott, who basically killed the game by bringing the score to 20-3.
The Giants still managed to score a touchdown with just under 1min30s for the final, in Manning’s 18-yard connection with tight end Evan Engram, and reduced the score to 20 to 10.
The New York team risked the onside kick and regained the ball, but it was not well in time to manage the clock and only scored with a field goal of 38 yards of Roses with only 13s left.
The chance of the miracle ended there and the owners of the house confirmed the victory by 20 to 13.
The Cowboys’ defense ended the game with six sacks and that’s a good sign of how much Manning was pressed. Already the Giants’ defense did not even apply a sack over Prescott.
Dak Prescott – 16 passes from 25 to 160 yards and a touchdown, plus seven runs for 78 yards.
Ezekiel Elliott – 17 runs for 78 yards and a touchdown, plus five receptions for nine yards.
Tavon Austin – two receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown.
New York Giants
Eli Manning – 33 passes from 44 to 279 yards and a touchdown.
Saquon Barkley – 11 runs for 28 yards and 14 receptions for 80 yards.
Evan Engram – seven receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown.