Dak Prescott
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The New York Giants defense was embarrassed by the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday as they gave up 405 passing yards to Dak Prescott in a 35-17 loss.

Jason Leach

The New York Giants 2019 season got off to a rough start when they were soundly defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, 35-17. The Cowboys have now won the last five games against the Giants as these two teams seem to be headed in two different directions in 2019.

The game started off well for the Giants. They forced the Cowboys to punt on the opening possession of the game. The Giants offense then marched down the field 91 yards on seven plays, culminating in an Eli Manning one-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram.

The drive was highlighted by a Saquon Barkley 59-yard chunk.


But after that, the wheels began to fall off for the Giants.

Dallas would score touchdowns on all three of their remaining possessions of the first half to take a 21-7 halftime lead.

The Cowboys first score came on a Dak Prescott 28-yard touchdown pass to tight end Blake Darwin that tied the game at seven.

On their next possession, Dallas would travel 93 yards on nine plays. Giant killer, tight end Jason Witten, scored on a four-yard touchdown reception to put the Cowboys up in front 14-7.

The final score of the half came on a Prescott 21-yard touchdown toss to Amari Cooper.

Big Blue was able to slow down the bleeding on their first possession of the second half when an Aldrick Rosas 28-yard field goal cut the deficit to 21-10

Unfortunately for the Giants, their defense would let them down again as the Cowboys would just need three plays to score their next touchdown, a Prescott 25-yard variety through the air to Randall Cobb.

The Giants tried to answer back, but failed to convert a 4th-and-1 at the Cowboys 7-yard line. Manning was sacked by DeMarcus Lawrence and Leighton Vander Esch.

Seven plays later, the Cowboys would put the game out of reach on a 10-yard touchdown run by Ezekiel Elliott to make the score 35-10.

The Giants closed on the scoring on a Wayne Gallman two-yard touchdown run.

Most discouraging about the loss was how the defense, especially the secondary, had no answers for the Cowboys passing game, allowing Prescott to throw for 405 yards and four touchdowns. We knew it may take some time for the secondary to find cohesiveness, since they have three new starters, but nobody could have predicted their poor performance on Sunday.

The only bright takeaways were that Saquon Barkley rushed for 120 yards on just 11 carries and Evan Engram caught 11 passes for 116 yards and the one touchdown.

Daniel Jones saw some action in garbage time and completed three of four passes for 17 yards, but did register a fumble.

The Giants will look to rebound next Sunday when they take on the (1-0) Buffalo Bills, a team coming off a 17-16 comeback victory over the Jets Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.