You may want to look away this week, NY Giants fans. When these two teams met in Week 1, the Giants had a healthy Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and Darren Waller but still got shellacked in a game that ended 40-0. Now, a Week 10 rematch between the Cowboys and G-Men awaits.
However, the Giants enter the game with a depleted roster. On Sunday, rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito is slated to make his first career start and Waller will be out for the foreseeable future after being placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury. With that said, here are our bold predictions for the Week 10 tilt:
4. Tommy DeVito scores multiple touchdowns (passing and/or rushing)
For a second consecutive week, DeVito was thrust into action following an injury to the presumed starting quarterback (Tyrod Taylor or Daniel Jones). DeVito looked much more comfortable in his second opportunity, and possibly more importantly, head coach Brian Daboll seemed more comfortable letting DeVito throw in Week 9 compared to the Week 8 loss to the Jets, where he didn’t complete his first pass until overtime.
Against the Raiders last week, DeVito completed 15 of his 20 passes for 175 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. He also continued to display his mobility out of the pocket, turning four carries into 17 rushing yards. He’s now seen exactly four rushing attempts in both of his opportunities over the last two weeks, including a rushing touchdown against the Jets.
With Jones now out for the season due to a torn ACL and Taylor on IR due to a rib injury he suffered against the Jets, Daboll will have no choice but to let DeVito cut it loose at times. So, will he be able to deliver?
Now, facing the Cowboys in Dallas, DeVito and the G-Men are 17.5-point underdogs. With that in mind, he and the Giants offense are expected to be facing plenty of negative game script in this game, presenting an opportunity for DeVito to rack up and pad his stats. Whether it be passing or rushing, DeVito will find the end zone more than once against the Cowboys in Week 10.