Stud: TE Evan Engram
The Giants’ offense is its most effective when Engram is a key contributor, and Sunday against the Cowboys, coordinator Jason Garrett found a new way to get him involved and bust New York’s two-plus game touchdown drought.
With 6:59 remaining in the first quarter, Garrett sent Engram in motion and had Daniel Jones pitch it to him on a jet-sweep off the left side for a three-yard touchdown.
Engram’s was the first rushing touchdown by a Giants tight end since 1996, and exactly the kind of aggressiveness Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett needed to bring to Sunday for an offense that couldn’t get anything going the first four weeks.
“Evan’s definitely a player we want to have involved in the game plan as much as we can,” Judge said after the game. “Whether that’s handing him the ball or using some kind of misdirection or throwing the ball down the field.”
Engram was a bigger factor in the running game on Sunday, with two carries for nine yards and a touchdown, but also caught a 16 yard pass in the second half.
Look for the Giants to keep finding new ways to get Engram the ball.