The NY Giants offense had its strongest performance of the season, but was unable to deliver a game-winning drive in loss to the Cowboys.
Daniel Jones and the NY Giants‘ offense took over with 1:48 remaining in a tie game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, with the opportunity to notch head coach Joe Judge’s first career victory and a pivotal division win in the wide open — if not pathetic — NFC East.
Jones hit Slayton after breaking a tackle in the backfield and taking a monster of a hit just as he released the pass for a 14-yard gain to keep the drive alive. But, that was all the offense and Jones could muster.
Instead of Jones delivering a signature drive, the Giants punted the ball back to the Cowboys with :52 remaining and all three timeouts for Andy Dalton — who replaced Dak Prescott following Prescott suffering a gruesome ankle injury — to drive for a game-winning field goal.
Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift Dallas past the Giants 37-34.
Earlier, it was the Cowboys who showed the resilancy of a champion and the value of elite players at the skill positions that
Three plays after Prescott’s ankle buckled and he was carted off the field, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott gashed the Giants’ front-seven on a 12-yard touchdown run that gave the Cowboys a 31-23 lead with 5:08 remaining in the third quarter.
This was a game the Giants absolutely had to have, Jones had every opportunity to win, and yet it was the Cowboys who moved into first place in the division with their second victory.
Judge’s Giants showed more fight, and the offense showed more firepower than they had all season, but once again the young quarterback failed to seize the chance to deliver a signature performance.
The questions about his and the Giants’ future will only grow louder after Sunday.
Scroll through for five takeaways from the Giants’ loss: