Stud: RB Devonta Freeman
Freeman became the Giants’ workhorse running back Sunday.
In his third start, Freeman saw his most extensive workload yet, logging 17 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown, including a bulldozing nine-yard run on the Giants’ first possession that set the tone for the offense.
Joe Judge called for a more balanced offensive attack, and Freeman did his part to deliver as offensive coordinator Jason Garrent wound up calling 27 runs and 33 passes, it seems in part because of Freeman’s productivity on the ground.
If the initial impression was Freeman would be part of a running back by committee based on his first two games, that was blown out the window on Sunday as Wayne Gallman was second on the Giants with nine carries against the Cowboys.
Judge stresses the value of matchup-dependent scheming, but Freeman can consistently deliver the kind of performance he did against the Cowboys, it might be a harbinger of what’s to come for this offense.