4 offensive adjustments NY Giants can make for MNF vs Cowboys

Sterling Shepard, NY Giants. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
Sterling Shepard, NY Giants. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images) /
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Set to meet in primetime this Monday night are the NY Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas is trying to survive their season as long as they can without Dak Prescott and the Giants look to keep their win streak alive. Prescott injured his thumb in Week 1, which required him to undergo surgery.

With their 19-16 victory in Week 2 vs Carolina, the NY Giants started the season 2-0 for the first time since 2016. Now, Big Blue could do something that a Giants team has not done since 2009: start a season 3-0. It’s never an easy game against the Cowboys and they’re certainly interested in handing the Giants their first loss of the season. With that being said, here are four offensive adjustments the NY Giants can make for MNF vs the Cowboys.

4. Keep targeting Sterling Shepard 

A player who Daniel Jones has years of chemistry with is none other than the longest tenured NY Giants playmaker, Sterling Shepard. Shep led the Giants in receiving yards for Week 1 and had the most receptions and targets in Week 2. Clearly he’s a reliable target for Jones to throw to. The Giants are lucky to have him around as the offense is still in the first year of a new system. There are going to be learning curves all season long.

In his Week 1 performance vs the Titans, Shepard was targeted four times for two receptions, totaling 71 yards and a touchdown. The team’s receivers are somewhat of a question mark week to week, with varying circumstances. Wan’Dale Robinson is out with a knee injury and there’s no timetable yet on when he may return. First-round pick in 2021 Kadarius Toney has seen a lack of playing time in the first two weeks. In Week 1 he only saw two rushing attempts and in Week 2 he was targeted three times with two catches for 0 yards. He did have a nice catch and run that was called back because of a penalty.

Arguably the biggest mystery regarding the Giants receivers is Kenny Golladay. He played in just two snaps in Sundays win vs the Panthers. Nobody knows what goes on behind the scenes, but there’s got to be more to the story. Golladay had this to say about his lack of playing time.

"“I don’t agree with it. … I should be playing regardless,” he said. “That’s a fact.” – NY Giants WR Kenny Golladay"