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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Three fast ideas from the Giants’ 30–10 loss to the Cowboys…
1. Eli Manning threw a landing cross on Sunday; a one-yarder to tight finish Rhett Ellison that elicited an extended cheer from the pacified crowd of 78,000 right here at MetLife Stadium and bled into an Eli! Manning! Chant. He completed the sport with … one landing cross and two interceptions, certainly one of which might have been simply returned for a landing.
The Giants, falling to 2–11 on the season, once more failed to rating 20 factors in what felt like such a wasted afternoon for everybody who didn’t have a hand in pressuring the Giants to return to their franchise quarterback—and even these followers misplaced power after halftime. MetLife Stadium felt extra like a well-attended golf basic than a soccer recreation between bitter divisional rivals, particularly after Dallas went up 17–10 in the fourth quarter.
The new interim teaching employees (everybody besides Ben McAdoo) appeared to encourage and encourage on the similar degree because the previous teaching employees. Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo ran an ultra-conservative recreation plan—even punting in Cowboy territory twice, as a result of, nicely, he’s a candidate for the full-time job and wins look good in your resume. Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan ran largely the identical offense save for one memorable chopped-offensive line formation as a result of altering too many performs results the interim’s potential to win video games. The protection was gashed on huge performs once more as a result of, why change that both?
This is what occurs when everybody, individually, is making an attempt to get what they need. The followers need Manning? There you go. They need a change at coach? There you go. One fast query: Why didn’t most of them stick round till the top? Isn’t this what everybody hoped for?
2. Another good outing from Dak Prescott, who has discovered his recreation fairly properly because the preliminary, post-Zeke-Suspension rocky patch. That’s now 5 touchdowns and no picks in two weeks and another recreation—towards the beaten-down Raiders—earlier than Ezekiel Elliott returns. There was all the time a suspicion about Prescott regarding what he was past that offensive line and transcendent star operating again. If nothing else, he’s proven that he can manufacture factors and offense properly above the alternative degree. Dallas doesn’t have to fear about his star falling anytime quickly.
three. The Cowboys’ stretch in their two remaining video games with Ezekiel Elliott—house towards the Seahawks and on the street towards the Eagles—is brutal, however the Cowboys are clearly a special group with Elliott in the backfield. In the press field Sunday, viewers at residence noticed a hopeful and charged Jerry Jones. Beyond flattening the division like he did final yr, that is what Jones lives for. There’s nonetheless an opportunity.