Even though their offense isn’t very good, the New York Giants are 2-0 as they face the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football.
2-0 is well… The Giants are 2-0, but when they beat the Carolina Panthers in week two, they only averaged 3.8 yards per play. That is even worse than the Cowboys’ terrible game against Tampa Bay in week one. They have also had trouble protecting Daniel Jones because their offensive line is young. They have already given up eight sacks and 26 pressures this season.
As they did last week against the Bengals, the Dallas pass rush should be able to control this game. Micah Parsons and the rest of his team will be ready to feast again on an offensive line that is struggling.
The Cowboys defense has played Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Chris Godwin, Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Mixon and allowed 36 total points and 2 TDs.
— Tim Roberts (@21stCenturyTim) September 19, 2022
Key is also making Jones beat them with his arm. Jones has never been careful with the ball, and his arm talent has been all over the place.
Jones only threw 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 11 games last season. He hasn’t thrown a touchdown yet this season.
Jones’s whole career has shown that he will give you a chance to turn the ball over at some point during the game. Jones also had seven fumbles and two interceptions last season. In 2020, he lost the ball 11 times in 14 games.
Especially if Dallas’s defensive front can make a mess around the line of scrimmage, there will be chances for turnovers and for Dallas to completely take over the game.
All they have to do is make the most of it.
When you’re on the ground, the Giants can beat you. Saquon Barkley seems to be back to his old self. In week one, he ran for 164 yards, and last week, he ran for 72 yards. Daniel Jones is also the NFL’s most underrated runner at quarterback, and when he uses his legs well, the Giants’ offense works best.
If New York gets going on the ground, it makes it harder for the Cowboys’ pass rush to pin their ears back. This makes long, steady drives more likely, which forces Dallas to stop what they want to do offensively with Cooper Rush.
Also, if the Giants can take the lead, it will be hard for Dallas to catch up with a backup quarterback.
The Cowboys’ defense has a good chance to win on Monday Night Football because of their strong defensive front and their smart secondary. Dallas has a good chance to move to 2-0 without Dak Prescott if they can stop Saquon Barkley, take advantage of a struggling offensive line, and force Danny Dimes to make plays with his arm.