5 NY Giants takeaways from the embarrassing loss to the Cowboys in primetime

Daniel Jones and the Giants offense had a night to forget with the world watching
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4. Evan Neal hasn't improved at all and that's a problem

The offensive line as a whole looked rough against the Cowboys impressive pass-rush, but starting right tackle Evan Neal once again has people calling him a bust. When the Giants used a first-round pick on him last campaign, fans were excited to see him line up on the opposite end of the offensive line from Andrew Thomas.

Neal looked silly multiple times on the night in his pass-protection, with Micah Parsons having his way with him. In the first half alone, Jones was sacked four times (Dallas had seven total). That's unacceptable from the OL, especially after all the strides it looked like they had made during the offseason. Neal himself was looking more confident in practice, but he didn't show up in Week 1.

A former No. 7 overall pick, Neal was supposed to make a big jump during his second campaign with Big Blue. His performance against the Cowboys has people ready to throw in the towel on him already. There's still plenty of time for him to get better and earn trust from the fanbase, but they're starting to lose patience and fast. Neal has to flush this game and focus on Week 2. However, if he struggles again and doesn't play better moving forward, then people will only keep calling him out.