Giants Lose: 5 Key Stats From Sunday Night Football

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Sep 13, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (25) runs with the ball after a reception late in the fourth quarter against New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) and linebacker Uani Unga (47) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

4. Trouble Stopping Running Backs

The Giants struggled mightily to stop the efforts of the Cowboys rushers. While the Cowboys didn’t have a 100 yard rusher in the game (Joseph Randle had 65 yards and averaged 4.1 yards per carry) they did get a big contribution to their backfield. The inability to rally to the running back on the check down passing plays ultimately cost the Giants the game.

Lance Dunbar had 8 receptions for 70 yards. 40 of those yards were on the final drive of the game. Randle had three receptions for 42 yards and McFadden had 1 catch for 19. Manning threw for 171 yards in this game…Romo threw 171 for 171 yards just to his running backs. The Cowboys three running backs had more receiving yards than the Giants three wide receivers.

The Giants defense got nickeled and dimed down the field throughout this game. They can’t give this much up to running backs catching short passes. This is a major flaw with the Giants defense that needs to be addressed.

Next: 5. Need More From Rushing Attack