NY Giants 3 keys to beating Dallas Cowboys start with shutting down Dak Prescott

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The NY Giants offense faces its best chance yet of taking flight against the Dallas Cowboys’ 32nd ranked scoring defense in Week 5 of the NFL season.

AT&T Stadium has been a house of horrors for the NY Giants, in what has become a lopsided rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys, that has added stakes Sunday in an NFC East race that remains wide open.

The implications for the Giants’ offense, which enters averaging just 11.7 points per game as offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is still trying to figure out what New York is actually good at, are immense.

“You certainly want to do the things that you’re good at,” Garrett said Thursday. “And we’re trying to discover what those things are both in the run-game and the pass-game.”

If quarterback Daniel Jones and the Giants’ offense can’t get things going against a Cowboys defense that is allowing 38.7 points per game, the most in the NFL through four weeks, questions surrounding Jones and Garrett’s future could grow louder.

Likewise, the Giants defense might be given all it can handle against Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, and his supporting cast that includes running back Ezekiel Elliott, and wide receiver Amari Cooper.

So, what needs to be different this time around for the 0-4 Giants to pick up their first victory against the Cowboys since 2016?

Here’s a look at the Giants’ three keys to the game: