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Coaches Corner: Giants get Embarrassed by the Cowboys 44-20

By Michael Stewart/@TheTruthNYG

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the New York Giants it certainly does against the Dallas Cowboys as the Giants were embarrassed on the road 44-20. The Giants not only suffered their 4th loss of the season, but they also suffered injuries to QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquan Barkley and WR Kenny Golladay. Here are my top 3 reasons why the Giants lost:  

  1. Giants defense falters again:  The Giants defense not only surrendered over 200 in rushing, they also allowed QB Dak Prescott to throw for over 300 yards. In total, the Giants defense surrendered 515 total yards to the Cowboys.  
  2. Big Plays Favor Dallas: The Cowboys clearly made the big plays in this game behind the right arm of Dak Prescott with three touchdown passes.
  3. Giants pitiful on 3rd down conversions: The Giants were only 30% successful on 3rd down conversions; compared to the Cowboys 57% conversion.

The only bright spot for the Giants was the outstanding performance by rookie WR Kadarius Toney who had 10 catches for 189 yards. The Giants lost three key offensive weapons with Running Back Saquan Barkley suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter, Quarterback Daniel Jones suffered a concussion, and Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay not returning in the 2nd half with a hyper-extended knee. Now the Giants must lick their wounds and prepare for the Los Angeles Rams next week at home. Keep an eye out for my pre-game prediction this week.