Thud. How do you even put into words that effort from the NY Giants against the Cowboys on Sunday night? The Giants were underdogs, but plenty of fans had hope that Daniel Jones would live up to his contract and the defense would make life difficult for Dak Prescott.
In the end, way too many self-inflicted wounds cost the Giants big time in their embarrassing 40-0 loss to Dallas during Sunday Night Football. This was the worst start possible for the Giants, as the Cowboys dominated this contest from start to finish. Here are our takeaways from the action, but there isn't much positive to say:
5. The Giants weren't mentally ready for this one
What makes a team great is how they can bounce back when faced with adversity. We saw that the Giants weren't ready for that against the Cowboys. The first drive of the night was awesome for NY, with Jones driving the team right down the field. It felt like it was written in the stars that a touchdown would be scored.
Then the wheels fell off. On third down, rookie center John Michael Schmitz delivered a terrible snap to Jones, resulting in a big loss. Then, Graham Gano took the field and his field-goal attempt was blocked by the Cowboys and taken back 58 yards for a touchdown. That was the first haymaker landed by Dallas and NY could never recover:
Things were so bad for the Giants in the first half, that Gano even missed a 36-yard try too. He's usually automatic, but even he had an off night for Big Blue. To make matters worse, he was dealing with an injury after the game and had to get X-rays. All you can do is shake your head at the team's performance throughout the night. The Cowboys were fired up to post a huge game and the Giants didn't match their intensity, plain and simple.