Week 3 of the NFL season closes on Monday as the Dallas Cowboys undertake it New York Giants.
Heading into Monday’s game, the Giants are 2-0 for the first time since 2016 and are favored to win this divisional rivalry, which would be just their second win against the Cowboys since that 2016 season.
If the Giants win, it would be their first 3-0 start since 2009.
On the other hand, backup quarterback Cooper Rush is at the helm for the Cowboys (1-1) until Dak Prescott is coming back from a broken thumb. Dallas aims to keep its momentum going after its upset win in Week 2 Cincinnati.
Here are the top plays from Monday’s action.
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
New York held Dallas off the scoreboard on its opening drive, but the Cowboys defense came up big on the next drive, sacking Giants QB Daniel Jones.
The Giants were This They came close to taking an early lead, but their field goal attempt was blocked when Cowboys DE Dorance Armstrong got both hands on the ball. Things remained scoreless midway through the first quarter.
A budding star
Cowboys wide receiver Noah Brown, who has been shaking heads for two weeks, found a rhythm with Rush early.
Dallas missed a second field goal when Rush missed Ezekiel Elliott on the line of scrimmage. The Cowboys settled for a field goal, taking a 3-0 lead to close the first quarter.
On the go
Jones turned on the jets on the next drive, picking up a big lead and pushing New York all over midfield.
The Giants tied things up with a field goal of their own.
It took four Giants defenders to bring down Tony Pollard, who broke for a 46-yard run to get the Cowboys into the red zone early in the second quarter. Dallas took a 6-3 lead after scoring their second goal.
Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons got the best of Jones on the Giants’ next play, forcing New York to punt.
After another missed field goal, this time by the Cowboys, it remained a three-point game at halftime.
DeMarcus Lawrence picked up where he left off in the first half – making big misses.
Jones helped move his team down the field, picking up 30 yards on back-to-back drives up the middle.
However, Jones was also sacked twice on the same drive, losing 19 yards, and the Giants drove 51 yards to tie things up early in the third quarter.
Giants on top
New York got the ball back quickly after Dallas went three-and-out on the next drive. The Giants took a 13-6 lead when Saquon Barkley broke free for a 36-yard touchdown run that brought MetLife Stadium to its feet.
The Giants’ lead was short-lived as Elliott punted for the Cowboys to close out the third quarter.
Just like that, it was tied back into the final frame.
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