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Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants: Dallas Cowboys get huge win within NFC East to move to 2-1!

Live Updates for Monday night’s Dallas Cowboys game against the New York Giants.

Dallas Cowboys v New York Giants Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys did it. They won a game. For the second week in a row.

This NFL season has felt funny in a lot of ways through three weeks and the Cowboys having a 2-1 record with the two wins being authored by Cooper Rush is a prime example of that.

Despite being 1-point underdogs at kickoff the Cowboys were in fact victorious on the road against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. It is the second win in a row for Dallas, also the second with Rush at quarterback, and they now sit at 2-1 with a 1-0 record in the NFC East ahead of Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders.

When Dak Prescott went down with a fractured thumb in Week 1 all of this felt impossible; however, the Cowboys have buckled down and found a way to buy themselves serious time and have breathed life into their season over two straight weeks.

Credit to the aforementioned Rush, Mike McCarthy (yes), Dan Quinn (duh), and Kellen Moore (wow) among others. We had a running update throughout the game with quarterly breakdowns for you, something we will do every week, that is available below and we now can toast to the Cowboys once more.


The fourth quarter essentially began with the Giants holding the ball, but not for long as they gave it right back to the Cowboys.

All credit in the world to Kellen Moore, Cooper Rush, and specifically CeeDee Lamb for putting together quite the drive to take the lead that never would have finished if not for this epic Lamb catch on fourth down.

Shortly after Cooper Rush found him for one of the best-looking touchdowns you will ever see.

The Giants (in normal fashion) could not do anything right after this and gave the Cowboys the ball right back, a possession that they took advantage of by scoring again with another Brett Maher field goal.

New York went down the field though and netted their own field goal to make things dicier at 23-16. This put the ball back in the Cowboys’ offensive hands.

The Cowboys couldn’t quite put the game away on offense and gave the ball back to the Giants.

And then Daniel Jones gave it right back to Trevon Diggs for the game!


3rd Quarter

The New York Giants received the ball to start the second half and looked headed for an early punt, but a questionable penalty against Jourdan Lewis kept their drive alive and they were able to salvage a field goal out of it.

Unfortunately the Cowboys gave the ball right back and the Giants were able to cap off their drive with a 36-yard touchdown from Saquon Barkley.

Just before the quarter ended though the Cowboys engineered their first drive of the season that ended in the end zone as Ezekiel Elliott plowed in for the tie.

Fours up!

Score at the end of the 3rd Quarter: Dallas 13, New York 13

2nd Quarter

The Giants began the second quarter with the ball and continued to show signs of legitimate life as an offense. They turned a drive that began at their own 25-yard line into points as they attempted another field goal but converted this one.

Dallas took over at their own 37 after KaVontae Turpin gave them a nice boost and did so with Jason Peters at left guard for the first time. He immediately made an impact as he helped spring Tony Pollard loose.

Unfortunately the drive stalled a bit after that and Cooper Rush tried to find Noah Brown in the end zone. He was unsuccessful, although there was a questionable non-call, and the Cowboys kicked another field goal.

Thankfully the Giants followed that up with a three and out.

After that the Cowboys seemed like they were going to have another drive end in penalties but interestingly saw Ezekiel Elliott spring loose for a first down conversion on 3rd and 12 (shout out Tyler Smith... who had a false start just before). Unbelievably, CeeDee Lamb dropped one of the easiest passes that will ever go his way on what would have been a huge first down. He also dropped another on the third down that they failed to convert before they wound up punting back to New York.

The Giants were unable to do anything though and a long sequence near the end of the first half led to Dallas having a possession to play with. They got into field goal range and unfortunately Brett Maher was unable to convert.

Score at halftime: Dallas 6, New York 3

1st Quarter

The first offensive possession of the game for the Dallas Cowboys started off well, but a Matt Farniok holding penalty brought it to an abrupt end.

On the other side of the ball the Giants were on the cusp of going three and out to start their offensive game but a holding penalty against Dallas kept the drive alive. Ultimately New York marched down the field and attempted a field goal that Dorance Armstrong blocked!

Dallas took over at their own 37-yard line and marched 55 yards in 10 plays. Some quick math will tell you they did not cross the goal line and a big reason why was the penalty bug. They settled for a field goal though for the game’s first points.

Score at the end of the 1st Quarter: Dallas 3, New York 0

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