This embarrassing stat highlights how terrible the NY Giants OL was vs. Dallas
One of the biggest takeaways from the NY Giants 23-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 has to be the poor play of the offensive line. Actually, poor play is putting it nicely. Straight up, the guys up front, other than star left tackle Andrew Thomas, had a night to forget and didn’t belong on the same field as the Dallas defense. Is that too harsh? We don’t care.
That’s how bad the line played, as Daniel Jones barely had a chance to scan the field and look for his open receivers. With that said, just how embarrasing was the unit’s play? As it turns out, Jones was pressured 24 times and sacked five times. Those 24 pressures were the most a QB had to try and overcome this year. What a joke.
NY Giants offensive line has to wake up and fast to help out Daniel Jones
Jones was doing everything he could to try and help this team win. People continue to bash him, but he 100 percent wasn’t to blame for the loss vs. the Cowboys. Instead, the offensive line as a whole needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Plain and simple, these guys didn’t do their jobs.
Guys like Micah Parsons and Demarcus Lawrence had a field day. Lawrence alone finished the matchup with three sacks. We hate to single out a player, but No. 7 overall pick Evan Neal had a rough one, with Lawrence reminding everyone from start to finish that Neal is still a rookie for New York.
It hasn’t quite been the start to the campaign for the first-year right tackle. He hasn’t lived up to his first-round hype and that needs to change as soon as possible. This offseason, new general manager Joe Schoen worked overtime in revamping the offensive line and there was plenty of hope on Neal and the rest of the group to help this offense play better.
Against the Cowboys, things were the opposite. The Giants have another winnable game this upcoming weekend at MetLife Stadium going up against the lowly Bears. There’s no excuses for this offense leading up to this one, especially the line. They’ve got to flush the rough showing vs. Dallas and come prepared to play come Week 4.