Observations From the Dallas Cowboys’ Expected Win Against the New York Giants

What are the takeaways from the Dallas Cowboys' 49-17 win against the New York Giants, and what's the ceiling for this offense?

The Dallas Cowboys pulled off the expected win against the New York Giants 49-17. If the team can remain consistent, this could be the start of something special for the Cowboys’ offense.

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants Highlights

Here are some highlights from the NFC East divisional clash:

  • CeeDee Lamb got his first rushing touchdown of the season.

  • Jake Ferguson scored his fourth touchdown of the season.

  • Dak Prescott showed his mobility and ended up in the end zone.

  • Michael Gallup catches a 41-yard beauty from Prescott for a Cowboys touchdown. 

  • DaRon Bland got his fifth interception of the season.
  • Rico Dowdle got his first career touchdown.

The Cowboys’ Run Game Finds a Pulse

This was the matchup that the Cowboys needed to establish the run, and they took full advantage of the opportunity.

The team had 168 rushing yards today, the second-most so far this season. In Week 3 against the Cardinals, they had 186 rushing yards and have not regained their footing since.

Tony Pollard had a total of 55 rushing yards on 15 touches, and Rico Dowdle had a total of 79 yards and a touchdown on 12 touches.

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Although the Giants were the underdogs in this game, and there are more formidable run defenses on this team, this could be a glimpse of how well-rounded the unit can be once the run game gets established.

This was vital to establish during the matchup because it has been a lacking component of the offense so far this season.

Cowboys’ Passing Game Is Cooking

Another way the Cowboys have struggled? Getting Cooks more involved in the offense. This time, Mike McCarthy’s game plan responded. 

Cooks had nine receptions for a total of 173 yards and one touchdown.

Also, the ball distribution was keyed up perfectly in the passing game to showcase his skill set alongside Lamb.

Lamb had 11 receptions for 151 yards, with one receiving touchdown and one rushing touchdown.

The starting receiver made history and became the first player in the NFL’s Super Bowl era to record at least 10 receptions and 150 yards in three straight games.

Plus, with Michael Gallup and Jalen Brooks getting critical plays in the game, this could be the start of a powerhouse passing game taken to the next level.

Dak Prescott Continues To Shine

All of this wouldn’t be possible without Prescott, who continues to play his best football.

Today, Prescott had 26 completed passes for 404 yards, the most so far this season for the quarterback.

Prescott had his third career game with over 400 yards, four passing scores, and a Cowboys franchise record, tying him for the eighth-most games all-time.

The quarterback continues to showcase his chemistry with the receivers around him and how quickly he can release the ball to make plays.

Overall, the offense continues to shine bright, hoping to improve flaws that have been their downfalls and only make them better.

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