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

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Wayne Gallman #22. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Establish the run, and stick with it

Last Sunday against the Rams, the Giants’ offense finally seemed to establish some momentum, largely because Garrett tried to run the football which took some of the pressure off Jones and kept the defense off balance.

“I feel like we are starting to click,” Giants running back Devonta Freeman said Friday. “Everybody is starting to do their job. To have a successful run game it’s going to take all 11. Once we play unified, the sky is the limit for us. We can just continue to get comfortable with different looks, different schemes.”

Whether it’s Wayne Gallman, who rushed for a team-high 45 yards, including a 26-yard gain,  Freeman, or even Dion Lewis, the Giants need to pound the running game this week.

Cowboys defensive tackles Antwaun Woods, Dontari Poe, and Tyrone Crawford, are three of the lowest-ranked defensive linemen in the league in ESPN’s Run Stop Rate, so the Giants just might have an opportunity to run the football effectively and keep Prescott and the Cowboys offense off the field.