NY Giants studs and duds vs. Cowboys: Kadarius Toney’s coming out party spoiled

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports) /
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The NY Giants lost, and were battered by an onslaught of injuries to key players, in a 44-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon

Sunday was nothing short of a disaster in Dallas for the NY Giants.

Beyond losing 44-20, a game the Dallas Cowboys completely outclassed the Giants in every conceivable category, three of New York’s most important players were knocked from the game due to significant injuries and another burgeoning star was ejected for throwing a punch.

Even before losing Saquon Barkley (ankle), Daniel Jones (concussion), Kenny Golladay (knee), and Kadarius Toney (ejection), the NY Giants didn’t look much like a team that belonged on the field with a Dallas Cowboys’ roster with as prolific an offense as there is in the NFL and an opportunistic defense that gets better each week.

After those departures, the game spiraled, and the NY Giants’ season — and the evaluations the organization hoped to make during it — were left hanging in doubt.

Against a toothless NY Giants’ pass rush, Dak Prescott passed for 302 yards and three touchdowns, Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown, and also caught a touchdown, as the Giants’ defense was left struggling to pick up the pieces.

Now 1-4, with a home date looming against Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams who are seemingly barreling towards making a legitimate run at home field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs, the Giants must try to piece together a lineup of healthy and effective players, while burying Sunday’s disappointing film.

Here’s a look at the NY Giants’ studs and duds from Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys:

NY Giants LB Lorenzo Carter – STUD

Carter made his most significant play of the season on the Cowboys’ first possession.

As the Cowboys’ offense stayed on the field to go for it on 4th down and 2 from the NY Giants’ 44-yard line, Carter tipped a Dak Prescott pass up in the air to himself and pulled down an interception.

Carter finished Sunday’s game with two tackles, one pass deflection, and one interception. He seems to be getting better and more impactful as the season goes along and he gets further from last season’s ruptured Achilles tendon, suffered at AT&T Stadium.