Dallas Cowboys 23-16 New York Giants, CeeDee Lamb one-handed TD catch, summary: score, stats, highlights | NFL Week 3
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The Dallas Cowboys defeated division rivals New York Giants 23-16 on Monday night.
The first half of the game was dominated by the defenses. On the Giants first drive, they attempted a field goal, but it was blocked by the Dallas defense. Dallas came back and got a field goal of their own. That went back and forth for a while, the first half ending with Dallas in the lead 6-3.
In the second half, the Giants got the fist touchdown of the night on a 36-yard run by RB Saquon Barkley. That put NY in the lead 13-6. The Cowboys wasted no time responding. They came right back down the field for a touchdown of their own, a 1-yard run into the end zone by RB Ezekiel Elliott to tie up the game again before the end of the 3rd quarter.
In the 4th quarter, WR1 CeeDee Lamb made a one-handed grab in the end zone to give the Cowboys another TD and the lead with 8:30 left. The TD was set up after coach Mike McCarthy took the risk and went for it on 4th and 4. After that play, Rush threw to Lamb just at the sticks for the 1st down and then hit TE Hendershot for another 10-yard gain before Lamb got the impressive grab in the endzone to put the Cowboys up 20-13.
The defense held off the Giants again and on the next drive, KaVontae Turpin took back the return 28 yards, stopped just barely before escaping and taking it all the way in. That set up the Cowboys for another Brett Maher 44-yard field goal to give Dallas a 23-13 lead.
The Giants kicker Gano was able to get one more field goal, but that's it. They had a chance to get another score, but Jones threw a pass that was intercepted by Trevon Diggs to give Dallas the ball back with under two minutes. Cowboys beat the Giants 23-16.
All this was done with the Cowboys backup quarterback Cooper Rush filling in for Dak Prescott. Rush threw for 210 yards and the two touchdown passes in the win over the Giants.
The Cowboys defense had themselves a day too, with five sacks on Daniel Jones, three of which were handed out by DeMarcus Lawrence. This is the third game in a row that the Dallas defense only allowed one touchdown to their opponent.
Cowboys defeat Giants
Backup QB Cooper Rush pulls off a second win for the Cowboys as they upset division rivals
Giants Shepard is down on the field
Jones pass INTERCEPTED by Trevon Diggs!
False Start penalty on Giants rookie Evan Neal brings them too 2nd and 15
Jones is able to get these nice passes in even under heavy pressure by the Dallas defense. He gets it into Shepard's hands once before it's nearly picked off on the second pass to bring them to 2nd and 10
Rush pass to Ferguson for 5 yards and it's not enough. Cowboys punt away at 4th and 2
Short gains by Pollard and Elliott brings Dallas to 3rd and 7 at their 41-yard line at the two-minute warning.
Pollard up the middle for a gain of 10 puts Cowboys at 1st down at their own 38
Gano 51-yard field goal is GOOD
Giants get Holding and Intentional Grounding penalties, brings them to 4th and 21
Wilson SACKS Jones
Jones NEARLY sacked by Wilson, but gets rid of the ball to bring Giants to 3rd and 10
Womp. Personal Foul/Facemask on Cowboys Joseph gives Giants the automatic 1st down
Jones SACKED by Armstrong
Jones had pressure all over him but he's still able to get the ball into James' hands on a perfect throw for 16 yards for the 1st down
A 28-yard run on the return by KaVontae Turpin brought Cowboys down the field quick, but at 3rd down, Brown was stopped in double coverage. It could have easily been a Pass Interference call on New York then, but the refs didn't call it. At 4th and 1, they left it in Maher's hands. Or...feet. He kicked the 44-yard field goal to give the Cowboys an even greater lead with 5:58 left in the game.
Maher 44-yard field goal is GOOD
Rush throws it away to bring Cowboys to 4th and 1
Elliott for 5, Elliott for 4 - Cowboys at 3rd and 1
Turpin brings it back 28 yards, barely tackled by Gillan! If Gillan hadn't gotten there, Turpin was about to take off into the end zone.
Jones pass to Golladay, who DROPS it but it's ruled incomplete too, 4th and 14. Giants give it back to Cowboys
Delay of Game penalty on Giants puts them to 3rd and 14
Jones pass to Shepard looked very much like a fumble recovered by Dallas, but refs are calling it incomplete to put Giants at 3rd and 9
Maher PAT is good
Rush pass to Hendershot complete for a gain of 10 and another 1st down followed by another complete pass to Lamb right to the goal line for a gain of 26!
Rush pass to Lamb COMPLETE, taken down by Belton but it was enough for the 1st down!
Giants take timeout #1 of second half
Cowboys will go for it on 4th and 4...
Cowboys at 3rd and 4 throw an incomplete pass to Lamb...4th and 4
Pollard breaks through the Giants defense for a gain of 10 and the 1st down plus a 17-yard pass to Lamb puts the Cowboys in Giants territory yet again
OFFSIDES call on Giants brings Dallas to an automatic 1st down at the Dallas 26
Rush to Pollard. Rush to Brown. 3rd and inches..
One incomplete pass to Bellinger and two incomplete passes to Shepard bring Giants to 4th down and 5 at the 50-yard line. They give it back to Dallas.
Cowboys and Giants are tied 13-13 at the end of the 3rd quarter.
Giants have the ball to start the 4th quarter. After Jones pass to Myarick for a gain of 6 put them at 2nd down, Dallas got an Unsportsmanlike penalty to give the Giants another free 15 yards.
1st and 10 at the 46. 2nd and 6 to start the 4th.
Maher extra point is GOOD
Rush pass to Brown complete again but he's brought down at the 1, 2nd and goal...
Rush pass complete to Brown for a gain of 12 yards to put the Cowboys at 1st and goal. Let's see if they can tie it up again.
Rush pass complete to Hendershot for 30 yards! Cowboys 1st down at Giants 18
Rush pass to Lamb complete this time for a 17-yard gain
Gano extra point is GOOD
Jones to a wide open Bellinger for another pickup of 6 and another 1st down
Jones bullet pass to Sills for a pickup of 14 and the 1st down
Jones scrambled out of bounds after picking up the 1st down.
Dallas rookie Williams hit Jones late when he was out.
Personal Foul on Dallas and Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Giants offset. 2nd and 9 at Giants 24.
Rush pass to Tolbert is incomplete. His rookie is showing. It's a 3 and out and back to New York.
When the Cowboys get the ball back, they are held to 3rd and 13 by the Giants D
Gano 53-yard field goal is GOOD
Jones pass complete to Shepard but it was NEARLY intercepted by Diggs, who amazingly missed it
Lawrence walks off the field, appears to be okay. He's had three sacks on Jones tonight.
Lawrence was injured during the play
Wilson SACKS Jones for a loss of 11 yards, 2nd and 26
Jones is under pressure but gets the ball away to Barkley for a 14-yard gain but they get an Ineligible Downfield Pass (Feliciano) penalty to take away the gain and put them at 1st and 15
Jones does it again! He runs it up for 17 yards and a 1st down, bringing it to the Dallas 40
Jones dodged a sack by Parsons, scrambling away for a gain of 13 and a 1st down. The Giants QB is their leading rusher tonight!
Giants start us out in the 2nd half and James was taken down after 4 yards by Odighizuwa who just threw him to the ground.
Jones was then SACKED for a loss of 8. An incomplete pass brought them to 4th down but a PENALTY on Dallas gave them the automatic 1st down.
End of 1st half
Cowboys are up 6-3 going into halftime
Maher's 59-yard attempt is NO GOOD.
Dallas gets it up into FG range on a complete pass to Fehoko with a gain of 12, putting them at a 59-yard field goal attempt point
Giants take timeout #1
Giants go for it on 4th and 2 but it's incomplete and the Cowboys will take over at the Cowboys 47
Dallas takes timeout #2, forcing the Giants to decide what to do on 4th down instead of letting the clock run out
Jones passes it to Barkley who takes it up 21 yards, just missing the 1st down! Giants are at 4th and 2...
Diggs was injured on the play, but looks to be okay. It would be a huge loss for Dallas if anything happens to him.
Jones was under SO much pressure but somehow got the ball away for a complete pass to Shepard for 21 yards but a penalty of Offensive Pass Interference on Shepard brings it back to 3rd and 23.
Under pressure, Jones throws the ball away to bring them to 3rd and 13
Dallas takes their first timeout
Lawrence gets his second SACK on Jones for a loss of 3 to bring the Giants to 2nd and 13
Giants are at 2nd and 9 at their own 21 after Dallas punted it back. Cowboys lead by a field goal, 6-3.
The Cowboys decide NOT to attempt the field goal and instead give it back to the Giants.
Couple tipped passes and stops brings the Cowboys to 4th down yet again at the Giants 40. They have the choice to go for a 58-yard field goal attempt...
The Cowboys give it to Pollard (probably on my advice) and he makes the 1st down on a gain of 3
A wide open Lamb DROPS the ball on a perfect pass by Rush, Cowboys at 2nd and 10. Zeke gets a gain of 9, brings them to 3rd and 1...
I eat my shoe. Elliott gets a big run of 27 yards and I am sorry for what I said.
Rush throws a bullet to Ferguson for a gain of 8 at 3rd and 12
Dallas gets TWO PENALTIES IN A ROW.
First, a Holding call on Hendershot, then another False Start on the rookie Smith. That brings them to 2nd and 20. Nice.
Give the ball to Pollard. He's getting down the field. Elliott's had a max of I think 5 or 6? Pollard's had a gain of 46. Give it to Pollard.
The Cowboys D holds the Giants off, ending with a Parsons burst through to tackle James and bring NY to 4th and 13 and they punt it away to give the ball back to Dallas
Cowboys take back the lead on another field goal. A huge 46-yard run by RB Pollard brought the Cowboys into the red zone, but they were held to 4th and 1. Rather than risk it, they went for a field goal. It was a 28-yarder by Maher to put Dallas up by 3 over the Giants. 9:09 left to go in the half.
Maher 28-yard field goal is GOOD
Rush pass incomplete to Brown, who was tackled on a definite pass interference, but no flag was thrown. Cowboys were brought to 4th and 1 and settled for a FG attempt.
WR rookie Tolbert catches his first pass to bring the Cowboys to 3rd and 3 at the Giants 11
Tony Pollard BURSTS through the defense for a huge gain of 46 yards!
Turpin brings the ball back 24 yards after the return
Gano 42-yard field goal is GOOD
The Dallas D put the pressure ON Jones, who threw a pass which was tipped by Brown. They're at 4th down and in FG range.
Jones pass to Bellinger complete for 6 yards, 3rd and 5...
Jones is SACKED by Armstrong. Giants at 2nd and 11 at Cowboys 30
Barkley is bursting through the Cowboys defense, bringing the Giants down the field as they try to get some points on the board here in the 2nd quarter
Breida gets the Giants the 1st down with a gain of 3 yards. Anthony Brown stops a pass to Sills to bring them to 2nd and 10. Jones dodged a blitz by Micah Parsons to scramble for the 1st down again
Cowboys lead 3-0 at end of 1st quarter
At the end of the 1st quarter, the Cowboys are up by a field goal. The Giants will have the ball to start the 2nd quarter. They're at their own 45 at 3rd and 1 when we come back.
A short gain by Barkley and a scramble by Jones brings the Giants to 3rd and 5 and they convert on a pass to Sills for a gain of 6 and the 1st down
The Cowboys got down the field pretty quick on their second drive, but at the goal line, they couldn't finish the job. They settled for a field goal after penalties and stops by the Giants D held them from a TD. It was a 26-yard FG by Maher to give the Cowboys the lead with just over two minutes left in the first quarter.
Maher 26-yard field goal is GOOD
Tipped pass by Ward makes it an incomplete pass and a Holding penalty brings the Cowboys to 4th and goal. The penalty was on rookie Tyler Smith, who had a penalty problem in college too.
Rush throws a bullet to Brown for 14 yards to put them right into the Giants territory, 1st and goal
Jackson takes down Lamb to bring the Cowboys to 2nd down and 5 and a short run by Elliott brings them to 3rd and 3.
Rush to Brown for a gain of 19 yards!
Penalty on Giants Ward, Illegal Use of Hands
Elliott gets a 1st down this time around with a 6-yard run
Gano's 47-yard field goal attempt was BLOCKED by Armstrong! No good.
Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs is putting in work against the Giants offense with two stops on Golladay and Shepard and it was Vander Esch who put the pressure on Jones to bring the Giants to 4th and 10.
Bellinger gets the ball on back-to-back plays for a gain of 8 and then 20 to get the Giants down the field to the Cowboys 29
Saquon Barkley gets a gain of 13 yards followed by a 10-yard pass to Shepard for another 1st down
Jones is SACKED by Lawrence
What would've been a 3 and out turned into an automatic 1st down for the Giants due to a Holding penalty on Dallas
On the return, James caught it and tried to run it, but Dallas' second-round 2021 draft pick Kelvin Joseph stopped him right away for a gain of just 1 yard.
Giants will start at their own 12.
At 3rd and long, Rush threw a way-too-short pass to Hendershot to bring them to 4th and 14 and they'll give it back to NY
Elliott tried twice to get the 1st down but only got a gain of 2 on the first try and a penalty on Farniok put them at 2nd and 18 on the second try. A Rush incomplete pass to Ferguson put the Boys at 3rd and 18...
Rush hits it to Lamb on the opening drive for an immediate first down. They're without Prescott and Schultz so it's all on Rush's shoulders tonight. Pollard runs it up the field for another first down to start off the Cowboys first drive against the Giants.
Dallas will start us off on offense! It's gametime, baby.
It's almost time for kickoff and it's a gorgeous night at MetLife Stadium! We've got clear skies and temps of around 66 degrees. A perfect night for some Monday Night Football action.
Cox, Tolbert, and Peters to make season debut with Cowboys
Rookie wide receiver and third-round pick Jalen Tolbert will make his NFL debut tonight against the Giants. Though he's been healthy, he's been inactive over the first two weeks.
Linebacker Jabril Cox who's been out with a knee injury will make his season debut tonight as well and will replace LB Luke Gifford, who is now dealing with a hamstring issue.
Offensive lineman Jason Peters, who the Cowboys signed late in the preseason after losing OT Tyron Smith to injury, will also make his first appearance for the team after sitting out the first two weeks while practicing and getting caught up with the team. He could switch with Matt Farniok at left guard.
Giants already dominant defense just got a boost
With edge rushers Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari making their NFL debuts tonight, the Cowboys offense has their work cut out for them.
The Giants' new defensive coordinator Don Martindale has so far done a great job with the NY D. They have allowed just 18 points per game over the last two weeks and that was without said edge rushers. So far, they only have three sacks on the season, but that's expected to change with the addition of the duo of rookie first-round pick Thibodeaux and Ojulari. Ojulari led the Giants in sacks in his rookie season last year with eight total.
Giants running back Saquon Barkley is starting Week 3 as the league's leadins rusher with 236 yards.
Cowboys vs Giants: a long-time rivalry
The Cowboys and Giants have been rivals for a long time and a primetime game between them is no small deal.
The Cowboys have won nine of the last ten meetings between the two teams. Last season, Dallas won both meetings with the Giants, a 44-2- win at home and a 21-6 victory in New York.
The Giants are going into this game undefeated, with a 2-0 start to the season for the just the first time in six years. They squeaked out a road win against the Titans in Tennessee by just a point in Week 1 and then beat the Panthers at home by 3 points. Quarterback Daniel Jones completed 22 of 34 passes for 176 yards and a TD in the victory over Carolina. Their defense helped them out a lot, holding Baker Mayfield to just 145 yards. If they beat the Cowboys, it would be their first 3-0 start since 2009.
The Cowboys are going into the game 1-1, having lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in ugly fashion in the season opener before shocking everyone with an upset over the Cincinnati Bengals the next week. Backup QB Rush led that game with one TD pass and no turnovers and only one sack. But it was the Dallas defense that really made that win possible, sacking Joe Burrow six times.
"These divisional games, you understand the rivalry and the tradition of these games." Giants QB Daniel Jones said. "Especially in the NFC East, where these franchises have played each other for a long time and there's a lot of historic battles back and forth. It's fun to be part of that. Divisional games mean a little bit more in terms of getting a win. So, we're trying to do the best we can to prepare and play our best ball Monday night."
Cowboys and Giants: Injury report - Dalton Schultz out, Kayvon Thibodeaux in
The Cowboys are without several key players still tonight, including starting QB Dak Prescott, WR Michael Gallup, Safety Jayron Kearse, Guard Connor McGovern, and TE Dalton Schultz.
The Giants will be without three defensive backs, but have some good news,too. After missing the first two weeks with an MCL injury, Giants first-round draft pick Kayvon Thibodeaux will make his NFL debut along with fellow edge rusher Azeez Ojulari tonight against the Cowboys.
Dallas Cowboys inactives
S Jayron Kearse (Out)
G Connor McGovern (Out)
QB Dak Prescott (Out)
DT Quinton Bohanna (Questionable)
WR Michael Gallup (Questionable)
TE Dalton Schultz (Questionable)
New York Giants inactives
WR Wan’Dale Robinson (Out)
CB Aaron Robinson (Out)
CB Justin Layne (Out)
CB Nick McCloud (Out)
WR Kadarius Toney (Doubtful)
DE Leonard Williams (Doubtful)
EDGE Azeez Ojulari (Questionable)
Can Cooper Rush take the Cowboys to another victory?
The Cowboys are without their starting quarterback Dak Prescott for a while after he broke his thumb in the season opener. That was a big concern for the already-struggling Dallas offense, and yet, in Week 2, backup QB Cooper Rush took the Cowboys to victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, saving the season from at least certain doom.
This week will be a new challenge for Rush, though. It's a prime time game on the road against a big rival. For the third week in a row, the Cowboys are also without their WR1, Michael Gallup, which leaves Rush to work with receivers CeeDee Lamb and Noah Brown. Those two plus RB Tony Pollard were the main stars of the show in Dallas' Week 2 win. Can they do it again?
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