Hopefully, the numbers will be just as much fun to dig into. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. And it didn’t matter. Dalton Schultz total receptions: Over 3.5 (+115). The first game of the Andy Dalton era didn’t go so well. Last season, the Cowboys were just not good at impact plays on offense, generally defined as those that gain 20 yards or more. Turnovers doom Cowboys again, as they are beaten 38-10 by the Cardinals. Just as important was the air yards involved. ET, ESPN) in a Week 9 game. That is just one more headache for defenses to try and handle. Jones has dropped five in a row after winning his first two starts. Sling is likely your cheapest option for watching live sports if you have run out of free trials and don’t want to sign up for a traditional cable provider. I'm not saying he's going to clear 450 yards again on Sunday, but I'll take the Over on 315.5 yards. The Cowboys had zero fumbles as well. So let’s dive into the numbers and see what they illustrate about a very gratifying win. Prescott was virtually untouched. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. The Giants on the other hand are still searching for their first win of the new season, and they fell to the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday. Here’s what you need to know to watch the Cowboys take on the Giants: Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. Still, they had some things they did quite well. They certainly were good enough, holding the Giants to 17. A very rough game for the team from Dallas. That is balanced enough to keep the defense guessing, and proved to be very efficient. Simply put, after having to punt on their first drive, the passing game was outstanding. Jones finished 26 of 41 for 210 yards, with most coming on a 65-yard play by Saquon Barkley, his longest reception. Defensively, Dallas stopped the Giants on almost every third down, limiting them to a paltry 2 for 11 (18%). Oh, my. But just like with the first down calls, you really have to take out the fourth quarter to get a better view of what Moore was doing offensively. They also held New York to 1 of 3 on fourth down attempts. Simply put, was this just a bad opponent, particularly on defense? CeeDee Lamb to score a touchdown and Dallas Cowboys to win (+180). It turned into a romp over the New York Giants in the second and third quarters, and had the team not decided to take the foot off the pedal, it looked like they could have easily added more points. The 1-3 Dallas Cowboys welcome their first divisional opponent of 2020 to Dallas this week, as they are set to host Daniel Jones and the New York Giants. He was only hit twice, and never sacked. Daniel Jones threw a career-high four touchdown passes against the Lions and with running back Saquon Barkley back to full strength, the Giants could hang with the Cowboys. This was very good for the Cowboys on both sides of the ball. (It will probably live on in zombie fashion, because facts tend to bounce off such things.). Amari Cooper was at 17.7. Oh, and guys catching the passes have to be talked about, as both the wide receivers and tight ends had big moments. Here’s your Monday morning roundtable of Cowboys news. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. This was a dim spot for the Cowboys defense, as they only had one sack (split between DeMarcus Lawrence and Leighton Vander Esch), no interceptions (although Vander Esch came oh so close), and two fumbles taken away. It turned into a romp over the New York Giants in the second and … This is one of the most obvious changes from last season, when Elliott led the team in receptions, averaging only 7.4 yards per catch, and slot receiver Cole Beasley was second, with 10.3 yards gained on average. All rights reserved (About Us). It wasn’t the only time they had both Witten and Jarwin on the field, and it did not signal run at all. The Dallas Cowboys’ opening game of 2019 turned out to be quite impressive. I love this prop, and I love that we get the juice as well. But there was pressure on Manning. When they were on offense, they were successful on 6 of their 10 third down attempts, which is quite healthy. From watching the game live, it was easy to understand Troy Aikman’s comments from the broadcast booth that he doesn’t quite get the perfect rating thing. Rosas’ 25-yarder gave the Giants a 12-3 lead with 2:50 left, but the Cowboys scored 10 points in the final 52 seconds of the half to take a 13-12 lead. The Cowboys only had two red zone drives. The pick: Under 53.5 points. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Prescott passed for a career-high 502 yards and four touchdowns with an interception last week, and became the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 450 yards in three consecutive games. It resulted from over three years of work, practice, drills, and game experience. That is how you utilize your pass catchers in a modern NFL offense. The Cowboys had ten handoffs and only two pass attempts then. Why worry about Brett Maher when you don’t have to use him? The Dallas defense may not have excelled in this aspect. That is where Moore’s contributions enter. But again, if you take out the “don’t care” fourth quarter, they were a nearly perfect 6 of 7. Four different players with a TD catch. Blogging The Boys, a Dallas Cowboys fan community, Crunching stats: Cowboys offense goes off against the Giants, No winners, only losers in the Cowboys shockingly bad loss to the Cardinals. Prescott had some passes that were a bit behind his receivers. Blake Jarwin is more an integral component of the downfield passing game, getting 13.3 yards per catch, with that beautiful, wide open touchdown. The distribution is also significant. Our data provider is having technical issues, live scoring and stats are impacted. Giants: Home to play an away game against the Jets on Sunday. On every first down in the last period, Tony Pollard took a handoff. Watch the game live online: You can watch the live stream of the game on espn.com/watch with your cable provider login, or you can watch this game live for FREE with Hulu Live (free trial). Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. He has thrown for 12 TDs against New York in the last four games. More ways to watch: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast / Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish. This appears to be a perfect scenario for the Cowboys to rebound and get back into the win column -- but it wouldn't be the first time we have said that and been wrong this season. I'm leaning Under. While this kind of performance will have to be duplicated, this is still a major vindication of the decision to promote Kellen Moore to the offensive coordinator’s job, and the coming huge contract that is about to enrich Dak Prescott. Defensive Coordinator: Rod Marinelli. Dallas leads the NFL in total yards per game (437.9), while the Giants possess one of the worst defenses (386.8 yards, 28th) in the NFL. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Cowboys vs. Giants Week 5 odds, picks: Point spread, total, player props and bets to consider. Ezekiel Elliott had been taken out of the game, probably part of the idea of a “pitch count”. ET, Location: AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)TV: CBS | Stream: CBS All Access, Video: PFT Draft: Key matchups for Week 5 (NBC Sports). They are 19-12-1 against the spread (61%) in their fifth game. Michael Gallup gained 22.6 yards on average. Prescott did not have to make precision passes all the time, because the scheme and routes were getting his receivers so open. There were plays where he had no one around him as he calmly surveyed the field, usually to throw a strike. We also don’t know how well Moore, Prescott, and company can duplicate this remarkable performance. All odds are via William Hill Sportsbook. This goes hand in hand with the first down calls, but also tells us a bit more. The status of reserve tackle Cam Erving ahs led to conflicting reports. Yes, the Cowboys have no defense, but do you really expect the Giants to explode for 40-plus points? And the two deep threats led the way. On Monday, it was Cowboys -9.5 but has now fallen to Cowboys -8. And of course, they converted every single third down on the five scoring drives. We’ll wait just a bit on that, and see how they do against better secondaries. 32 passes, 25 completions (78%), 405 yards, four TDs, and the much ballyhooed perfect 158.3 passer rating. You can watch the live stream of the game on espn.com/watch with your cable provider login, or you can watch this game live for FREE with Hulu Live (free trial). Aldrick Rosas hit four field goals, but he also missed an extra point attempt that was important in sending New York to its fifth straight loss. And just as reasonable to give Kitna credit for helping him with his mechanics and avoiding bad throws. Barkley was twice as proficient. We’ll find out when the Cowboys face the New York Giants on Monday Night Football (5:15 p.m. PT/8:15 p.m. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 139 yards for Dallas, which outscored the Giants 34-9 after the cat appeared late in the second quarter, forcing referee Clay Martin to delay the game for a couple of minutes until the feline was herded up a stadium tunnel. But again, part of that was due to Moore, who used that wonderful pre-snap motion to manipulate and confuse the defense. There was no reason to keep pressing things, and simple handoffs (including some from Cooper Rush late) helped prevent any pointless injuries. The only other rookie quarterback who lost five in a row after winning his first two starts was John Elway in 1983, according to Stats . The Giants (2-6) lost to the Detroit Lions in Week 8, their fourth consecutive loss. This has to be credited to Moore. We won’t know for a while. Lamb caught his first two touchdowns last week against the Browns, and I think Mike McCarthy tries to get him involved in the game plan in his first divisional matchup. I think most of us expect a Cowboys win, so all you need is a Lamb touchdown and that +180 is attractive. That is a decent mix, but it is skewed a bit by the fourth quarter, when the Cowboys had basically stopped trying to score. But Manning actually had a good night statistically, going 30 for 44, for 306 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions. Subscribe to OregonLive. Please support high-quality local journalism. Against the Giants, Dallas had seven. The win gave the Cowboys, who were coming off a bye, a half-game lead over Philadelphia in the NFC East and improved their record in the division to 4-0, including a win over the Eagles. The Giants were just 50%, which played a role in the victory. The wide receivers, particularly the outside ones, are your long range artillery. The 35-17 score says it was good, but the numbers show just how special this performance was by the Cowboys. Still, the Giants average a league-worst 11.8 points per game and are without superstar running back Saquon Barkley, who tore his ACL a couple of weeks ago.