The Cowboys had a lot of bye-week rust to knock off early but they eventually blew out the Giants. It’s the third consecutive year that the Cowboys swept the Giants as they move to 4-0 in the division. Let’s relive the game through the Twitter lens from Monday Night’s game.
On the kickoff, the Cowboys avoided near disaster when Tony Pollard muffed it but thankfully didn’t lose control of the possession.
Dallas’ first possession was short-lived, though, right off the bat on first down Dak Prescott throws an interception when he doesn’t recognize Antoine Bethea lurking real close.
TURNOVER on the first play.— PFF (@PFF) November 5, 2019
Antoine Bethea with the PICK!#DALvsNYG | #MNF
Just like that the Giants get a red zone opportunity but the Cowboys hold the Giants to three points. It’s 3-0 Giants.
The Cowboys, back on the offensive, start putting together a nice drive and get their first opportunity in the red zone. On 2nd & 15, at NYG-17, Dak Prescott finds Randall Cobb for the touchdown... except for a flag.
Randall Cobb scored a touchdown, and so naturally it's not going to count. The guy just cannot catch a break in the year 2019.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 5, 2019
Randall Cobb at +1400 for the first TD of the game and seeing that called back... pic.twitter.com/ohGanNmIP9— Brendan Schick (@HolySchick5) November 5, 2019
Randall Cobb has been snake bit, every time he makes a big play, it gets wiped out. Cowboys settle for the field goal to tie it up at three.
The next Giants possession goes awry as Daniel Jones gets his first meeting with DeMarcus Lawrence, brutal sack for Tank.
IT'S TANK TIME— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) November 5, 2019
(via @dallascowboys) pic.twitter.com/lzfcXOkAx7
The Cowboys defense forces the three-and-out but the Cowboys offense stalls out at the NYG-36. To compound the issue, Brett Maher’s 54-yard attempt is wide-left and no good.
Brett Maher miss. This is what pain feels like.— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) November 5, 2019
Dear Brett Maher pic.twitter.com/Ot2abAhZ12— Deanna RapaNAUGHTY (@deannnnamarieee) November 5, 2019
On the next drive, the Giants get the short field and make the most of it. On 3rd & 14, Golden Tate makes a heck of a catch to set up shop at the DAL-1.
GOLDEN TATE, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 5, 2019
Seconds later, Daniel Jones finds a wide-open Cody Latimer for the easy touchdown and suddenly the Cowboys are getting that sinking feeling. New York missed the PAT, so the score is 9-3.
Needing points, the Cowboys work their way to the NYG-42 before Michael Gallup drops a pass and then Randall Cobb let’s this happen:
Randall Cobb fumble #GiantsPride ball! #MNF #DALvsNYG pic.twitter.com/R7zo10Vvjb— Roto Street Journal (@RotoStJournal) November 5, 2019
Just as we thought Halloween was in the rear-view mirror, we get a black cat sighting which is considered a bad omen.
"The cat is elusive! Kind of like Barkley and Elliott!"— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) November 5, 2019
This is SO good. https://t.co/wQZ2wCCulM
The Giants get another red zone opportunity with under 4:00 minutes in the half but Dallas holds them to three. With 2:53 left, the Cowboys are down 12-3.
Dak Prescott and the offense finally awaken thanks to the Giant-killer himself, Blake Jarwin, for a 42-yard touchdown!
.@Jaws_47 to the #DALvsNYG | #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/2btDqSV051— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 5, 2019
Blake Jarwin is officially the Giant Slayer.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 5, 2019
that was a terrible throw lol. Jarwin didn't care, he had Giants to kill.
Janoris Jenkins wanted no smoke from Blake Jarwin and makes a pitiful effort to tackle him.
Janoris Jenkins had the worst tackle effort of all time on Blake Jarwin pic.twitter.com/l3RbRvJZnU— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) November 5, 2019
Instead of running the clock out, the Giants decide to keep throwing the football, what were they thinking here, exactly?
What in the world was NY doing on that possession? What?— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) November 5, 2019
With time left and timeouts, Xavier Woods picks off Daniel Jones for daring the secondary with dumb play-calling:
"I'll take that..." - @its_hollyWOODS, probably. #DALvsNYG | #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/hzxGDj5328— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 5, 2019
"Say Jamal Adams again!"— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) November 5, 2019
- Xavier Woods, probably pic.twitter.com/laIm7J8uiP
Brett Maher drills a 52-yarder as time expires and suddenly the Cowboys have the lead going into the half. So much for black cats and bad omens, not for the Cowboys, at least.
A very, very, very odd 13-12 #Cowboys halftime lead at #Giants pic.twitter.com/6vm7F5HQ0Y— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) November 5, 2019
Two turnovers, a missed field goal, botched kickoff return, penalties, and a CAT.— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) November 5, 2019
All that, and the Cowboys lead 13-12 at the half.
The Giants and Cowboys would trade punts to begin the second-half. With under 8:00 minutes left in the third quarter, Daniel Jones is in the giving mood once again...
#DallasCowboys take the ball right back.... #DALvsNYG pic.twitter.com/CUS5icvYMO— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 5, 2019
Unfortunately, Dallas could only come away with three points to extend their lead to 16-12.
16-12 is such a gross score— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) November 5, 2019
The Giants end up getting 41 yards on the kick-return by Cody Latimer and that’s when the scuffling starts happening. Somehow the officials started losing control of the game and were very generous to Giants’ OG Will Hernandez...
Why didn't Hernandez get a penalty? He started it, not Xavier Woods.— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) November 5, 2019
Will Hernandez said I want all the smoke! No fire! #willhernandez #cowboys #giants #fights pic.twitter.com/jIyVs8Bx1m— Underground Zone (@undergroundfam1) November 5, 2019
Still have no idea why the Cowboys ended up with all the dirty laundry in these skirmishes, seems like Hernandez was tired of getting beat up by Robert Quinn.
Robert Quinn shares all of #CowboysNation's opinion of Will Hernandez tonight... pic.twitter.com/kulsPZciOI— Joey Hayden (@_joeyhayden) November 5, 2019
The Giants added another field goal, cutting the deficit to one point but there’s another failed red zone opportunity for the G-Men.
The Cowboys quickly drive the ball down the field to the NYG-15, that’s when Dak Prescott makes a great throw. Michael Gallup then makes the play of the game:
THIS MAN'S NAME IS MICHAEL GALLUP— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) November 5, 2019
(via @dallascowboys) pic.twitter.com/mkmPGGaPhy
Another angle of this incredible play:
Pylon cam for the win... pic.twitter.com/zQZ7EVTL3q— Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) November 5, 2019
Cowboys lead 23-15 but the Giants weren’t ready to lay down yet. Does Saquon Barkley always have to break a big one against the Cowboys?
You can try and contain him but you can't stop him.@saquon@Giants | #GiantsPride— NFL (@NFL) November 5, 2019
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A few plays later, Pat Shurmur challenges that Chidobe Awuzie should have been given a DPI call but that decision proved unsuccessful. Cowboys turn away the Giants in the red zone again, despite Barkley’s great play. Cowboys 23, Giants 18.
After more officiating nonsense, the Cowboys face 3rd & 12 at the NYG-45 but Dak Prescott goes for the Giants’ throats. Eat your heart out, Dan Orlovsky...
.@danorlovsky7 probably thinks this is lame— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) November 5, 2019
(via @dallascowboys) pic.twitter.com/W9J5qfTwKU
It’s a 45-yard dagger to the New York Giants. Cowboys lead 30-18 with eight minutes to play.
On the Giants’ final drive, Michael Bennett, the newcomer to the ‘Hot Boyz’ makes his presence known:
Michael Bennett gets his 1st sack for the #DallasCowboys #DALvsNYG pic.twitter.com/YHx0Gnh0Uy— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 5, 2019
The officials throw two flags on the Cowboys though and keep New York’s awful offense on the field for more punishment. Maliek Collins gets to Daniel Jones for a nine-yard loss on second down.
Don't forget about Maliek Collins' ability upfront - still 2nd on the team in total pressure. Uses a nice club-rip to beat the hands, win the outside edge and attack the pocket, where he brings down Daniel Jones for the sack. #Cowboys pic.twitter.com/iJW7CujrzR— John Owning (@JohnOwning) November 5, 2019
Finally, Dorance Armstrong and Jourdan Lewis team up to shut the door on this game turning “Danny Dimes” into “Danny Fumbles”. Cowboys win 37-18!
Jourdan Lewis with the scoop n score to end the night!@JourdanJD@dallascowboys | #DallasCowboys— NFL (@NFL) November 5, 2019
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Kyler Murray has lost no fumbles this year. Daniel Jones has lost seven.— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) November 5, 2019
Not a bad ending after such a horrible beginning:
Cowboys 37, Giants 18 final. Bennett was wonderful, defense forced three turnovers Cooper gutted out some big plays, Elliott was Elliott.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 5, 2019
Flags everywhere ✅— Lindsay Draper (@LindsCashDraper) November 5, 2019
Black Cat on the field✅
Hernandez fighting with everyone✅
Cowboys put up 37 pts!✅
Amazing Zeke face✅
Jourdan Lewis time!! ✅
anything else, yall?#DALvsNYG
The Cowboys continue to spank the NFC East at a crazy rate of success:
The Cowboys are 12-1 in their last 13 games against the NFC East.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) November 5, 2019
Dak Prescott is 8-2 on the road against the NFC East when he plays the majority of snaps.