Birds fly. Fish swim.
The solar rises within the East and units within the West.
There are irrefutable truths. Right here is one other: The Giants lose.
Day-after-day, in each approach. This time, the script was flipped in that the Giants took a 17-Three lead Sunday and also you needed to surprise: Are the Cowboys this unhealthy?
Reply: No, however the Giants are.
An avalanche of errors, missed alternatives and two touchdowns taken off the board stored the Giants winless in head coach Joe Choose’s first season. They had been overtaken and crushed 37-34 at AT&T Stadium on Greg Zuerlein’s 34-yard discipline objective as time expired. The Giants misplaced a recreation and the Cowboys misplaced Dak Prescott, their excellent quarterback, to a ugly proper ankle harm — identified as a compound fracture — halfway by means of the third quarter.
Tied at 34, the Giants had an opportunity to complete the deal, getting the ball with 1:50 left, however Daniel Jones was pressured on each move they usually needed to punt the ball away. The Cowboys had 52 seconds to work with and, on cue, the Giants protection caved in.
Prescott’s alternative, Andy Dalton, took the Cowboys 72 yards in solely 4 performs, getting a superb sideline catch by Michael Gallup for 19 yards after which the dagger: A 38-yard lob to Gallup over cornerback Ryan Lewis with three seconds remaining to arrange the game-winning kick.
The Giants had so many probabilities to win the sport. That they had two touchdowns taken off the board by their very own errors. They confirmed moxie and but they’d nothing to point out for it.
The Giants are 0-5 for the primary time since 2017 and this loss was a primary in that it got here within the NFC East, the place no group is out of it till it’s out of it. The underside-feeding Giants, although, aren’t in something apart from a heap of hassle.
The Cowboys (2-3) at the moment are alone in first place within the come-one-come-all NFC East. They sit atop the NFL’s worst division, forward of the Eagles (1-3-1), Washington (1-4) and the winless Giants. The Giants and Washington sq. off in Week 6 at MetLife Stadium in a battle for final place.
Trailing 31-23 after Prescott went down and Ezekiel Elliott scored on an 11-yard run with 5:03 left within the third quarter, the Giants didn’t fold. They got here up brief on a promising drive and settled for Graham Gano’s fourth discipline objective to drag inside 31-26. On the following play, Dalton fumbled the snap and Blake Martinez recovered on the Dallas 17. The Giants cashed in on Devonta Freeman’s 5-yard TD run. On the two-point conversion, left sort out Andrew Thomas reported as eligible and was vast open ultimately zone to gather Jones’ floater to place the Giants up 34-31 with 8:46 remaining.
A face-mask penalty on Markus Golden jump-started a Cowboys drive that ended with Greg Zuerlein’s 40-yard discipline objective to tie the sport at 34 with 1:56 to go.
There was an inkling this is likely to be totally different. The Giants received Evan Engram’s first NFL dashing landing, an interception return by linebacker Kyler Fackrell and a 55-yard discipline objective by Gano to take a 17-Three lead early within the second quarter, already surpassing their season common of 11.Eight factors a recreation.
By halftime, the Giants had been down 24-20 due to a collection of blunders nice and small. One more Jones fumble — this one triggered when DeMarcus Lawrence obliterated rookie left sort out Thomas — become a catastrophe when Anthony Brook returned the turnover 29 yards for a landing. The Giants used trickery and will have had a 24-17 lead on a pretend punt that labored to perfection, however an unlawful shift penalty on Cam Fleming brought on by only a split-second early name for the ball by punter Riley Dixon took the factors off the board. The Cowboys then closed out the half by befuddling the Giants with a gimmick play that resulted in Prescott hauling in his first profession landing catch, an 11-yard scoring play on a move from receiver Cedrick Wilson simply 16 seconds earlier than halftime.
The Giants didn’t personal a lead for the reason that closing seconds of the primary half. They had been down 3-Zero however weren’t behind for lengthy. The Cowboys identified an end-around to Engram, however Engram used his agility to motor previous defensive lineman Everson Griffen for a 3-yard landing run.
Sure, a landing.
The Giants got here into the sport with zero touchdowns of their earlier 21 offensive possessions and, for the primary time since 1998, went back-to-back video games with out scoring a landing.
A couple of minute later, the Giants had their second landing, a veritable scoring spree for a group that by means of 4 video games was final within the NFL in factors and yards.
These factors got here by way of their protection. Prescott threw too excessive for Elliott, the ball deflecting off Elliott’s hand and into the grasp of Fackrell for an interception. Fackrell motored up the correct sideline and dove into the tip zone to finish a 46-yard landing return. The Giants had two touchdowns in 65 seconds.
Ultimately, the Giants had nothing however one other loss.
This text has been syndicated from ACQRO