The Dallas Cowboys offense never quite got going against the New York Giants in the Meadowlands, losing their second meeting of the season 10-7.
The Dallas Cowboys had their 11-game win streak snapped on Sunday night, losing for the second time this season to their NFC East rivals, the New York Giants. This time the defeat was in the Meadowlands at MetLife Stadium, 10-7.
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Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott had his worst outing of the season in prime time on Sunday night Football. The 23-year old completed just 45.9% of his passes, 17 for 37, for 165 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. It was Prescott’s first multi-interception game of his young career.
The Cowboys other dynamic rookie, running back Ezekiel Elliott, was able to rush for 107 yards on 24 carries. The last time these two teams met, back in Week One, Elliott was only able to rush for 51 yards on 20 carries.
Dallas’ wide receiver corps struggled to get open against New York’s defensive secondary all night. The Cowboys biggest star was also the offense’s worst player. All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant recorded only one catch for 10 yards. And he fumbled the ball on that same play. Bryant was also the intended target on both of Prescott’s interceptions.
Wide out Terrance Williams led the Cowboys in receiving with five catches for 76 yards. Williams also caught the team’s lone touchdown pass.
The Dallas defense, on the other hand, played outstanding. Their effort was the primary reason the Cowboys stayed in the game until the final moments.
Leading Dallas in tackles was once again linebacker Sean Lee, who had a total of 11. Lee also had a fumble recovery. Defensive ends Tyrone Crawford and Benson Mayowa both registered sacks. Mayowa forced a fumble as well. Rookie cornerback Anthony Brown got the first interception of his career in this contest.