Pull out all the stops to score touchdowns instead of field goals
The Giants hired Garrett to develop Jones and finally figure out a way to get an offense that includes playmakers like wide receivers Darius Slayton and Golden, and Evan Engram to light up the scoreboard.
However, through the first quarter of the season, Jones has regressed — tossing just two touchdowns and turning it over seven times, and the Giants have the lowest-scoring offense in the NFL.
Squaring off with the Cowboys’ defense, entering allowing 36.5 points per game, might be exactly what the Giants’ offense needs.
However, in order for Jones and the offense to have any chance of leaving Dallas with the Giants’ first win of the season, they can’t settle for field goals. It’s now or never time. Whether it’s adding pre-snap motion into the game plan, hitting on some trick plays, being aggressive and going for it on fourth down, the Giants need to be much better in the red zone than they have been through the first four weeks, scoring touchdowns on a league-worst 20 percent of trips inside the 20-yard line.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.