NY Giants: 4 Bold predictions vs Dallas Cowboys, NFL Week 5

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Wayne Gallman leads the Giants in carries, and rushing yards

How inept has the Giants’ running game been to open the season? Daniel Jones was the Giants’ leading rusher in three of the first four games.

That should change Sunday.

Dallas enters Week 5 allowing 172.5 rushing yards per game, and the Giants’ ground attack seemed to find its footing a bit against the Rams.

“The offense was a little more balanced in the second half,” Giants head coach Joe Judge said Wednesday.

Part of that balance came from the emergence of Wayne Gallman.

Gallman, despite logging five fewer carries than free agent newcomer Devonta Freeman rushed for 45 yards, while averaging 7.5 yards per carry and rattled off the Giants’ first explosive run by a running back since Saquon Barkley was lost for the season with a torn ACL back in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears.

This week feels like the game the Giants commit to a backfield by committee approach, and really ride the hot-hand, which I think will be Gallman.

Don’t be surprised if Gallman approaches 100 rushing yards and a touchdown against Dallas’ vulnerable defense.