New York Giants 13-28 Dallas Cowboys, The Cowboys hold firm against a decent Giants effort, summary: score, stats, highlights | NFL Week 8
Cowboys for the win
Though they were definitely favored heading into this one, it took almost three quarters before the Cowboys began to show the gulf in class between themselves and the visiting New York Giants.
With both teams on 7 - 3 before the game kicked off, it was always going to be a gritty affair, but what we didn't expect is that a team known for their run game would actually provide some of the bigger moments of the night in the air. Indeed, Giants QB Daniel Jones provide some stellar passes on the night, but unfortunately he just couldn't inspire his team to a win.
Where the Cowboys are concerned, where should we begin? Dak Prescott was as calm as ever in the pocket and on many an occasion found Ceedee Lamb who provided the highlight of the night with an unreal one-handed catch. There was also the dual effect of RBs Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard. Last but not least there was the ever dangerous Micah Parsons who got himself a brutal sack on the night.
In the end the Cowboys will go to 8-3 with their 28-13 win, while the Giants will fall to 7-4.
The Cowboys recover the Giants' onside kick attempt and will see out the clock. That's a wrap. The Cowboys are now 8-3 while the Giants drop to 7-4.
Cowboys call a timeout, which suggests they are very conscious of the possibility for something unexpected here. Can the Giants make a play off of an onside kick?
Giants score on a nice play out wide and they will have their field goal, but there's 8 seconds left in this game. Can the Giants pull off some kind of dramatic finish here?
Holding called and half the distance to the goal is again the result. 1st & Goal.
A crafty play to Brightwell who also manages to stretch his arm into the end zone after being tackled.
Parsons gets called for a personal foul and half the distance to the goal. 1st 10
After a quick snap the Giants have a 9-yard gain, but with the clock now on 1 minute it's pretty clear this is going to be a loss. They'll remain in the playoff picture with a 7-4 record following this game, but it goes without saying: This is not ideal.
Brett Maher has stepped up for a field goal, but it misses. The Giants will take over but the score is 28-13 and there is 1:13 on the clock.
Following yet another run from Elliot, there's no gain, but we've just hit the 2 minute warning. Barring something we've never seen, the Cowboys are going to win this game.
Elliot once again for a small gain. We're at a 2nd down now.
After going with Elliot once again the Cowboys have setup different for their 3rd down. Lamb almost hauls in another one-hander but in the end there is a flag on the play.
Dallas is at the 38 and we;re off and running with Elliot attempting to break through. There's no gain.
Jones had time, but in the end couldn't find his man. Dallas will take over with 3:12 left in the game. It's not looking good for the Giants.
Good gain there from Daniel Jones. The Giants need to move as quick as possible now.
The pressure is starting to tell. Following the sack, the Giants are called for a false start. 5-yard penalty.
Huge play by Micah Parsons to bring down Daniel Jones for a significant loss.
What would have been a 1st down is broken up by Anthony Brown's excellent work to break up the pass.
The Giants seem not to understand the ticking of the clock. Brightwell gets them a 1st down but again the time is running away.
following some decent movement by Jones, he finds his receiver for a small gain, but at this point, the clock is New York's worst enemy. We're about to cross the 6-minute mark and it doesn't look good.
Saquon Barkley shows his quality with a 14-yard gain and they've got a first down.
Hendershot with the TD!
The tight end benefited from a sleek play by Prescott to increase Dallas' lead.
The Giants will start from the 25 following a long kick by the Cowboys.
Maher nails it once more and the Cowboys are now leading 28-13. That's 21 unanswered points for Dallas. The Giants are losing their grip on this with 8:52 left in the game.
In the end it doesn't matter as tight end Payton Hendershot finds a hole and punches through it. Truth be told, he could have walked in the end zone given how big the gap was. Field goal is next.
Here's a look at the Lamb catch that was called outside
The referees have stood firm and the pass has been called incomplete. What do you think?
Mike McCarthy has challenged the call so we've stopped play for a moment. Can the Cowboys get a touchdown out of this?
Unreal. Lamb with a one handed catch in the end zone but he just fails to keep his feet inside. 2nd & goal.
Huge play from Prescott again! Finding a wide open Ceedee Lamb for a huge gain. It's now 1st & Goa!
Pollard finds the hole and punches through it. It took a combined 4 players to halt the RB.
The Cowboys are called for holding and will take a 10 yard penalty after Prescott's brilliant play. Again they need to watch the penalties.
What a play! Prescott finds Ferguson wide open after faking a dish to Elliot. Even better is the leap that Ferguson took over his defender. 1st and 10 after a 30-yard gain.
And another one
Pollard finds the hole and charges all the way for an 11-yard gain and the first down!
Prescott with a breathtaking pass to Lamb for the first down.
The Cowboys get off and running with Elliot, but he's unable to find a hole and is tackled for a slight loss.
Jones is forced to scramble and tries to find Barkley with a short pass to begin the 4th quarter but he fails to connect. The Giants will punt the ball.
4th quarter coming
The 3rd quarter is over and the score stays the same. We've got the 4th quarter coming and the Cowboys lead 21 - 13. Can the Giants turn this around? If they're to make a go of it, they'll need QB Daniel Jones to connect on more of those simple plays that he's missed.
While it's clear that New York's run game is special, the reality is the Cowboys have dealt relatively well with it. The Giants will need to switch things up if they're going to get back into this one.
The Giants go with Brightwell again, but he's only able to get a yard at best. 2nd & 10
We've got 1:14 left in the 3rd quarter and it appears that Kearse is having some difficulty. He is, however, able to walk off the field on his own steam which is a good sign.
Following a 15-yard gain from RB Gary Brightwell, he follows it up with another decent carry. 1st and 10 once again!
Where things are at
If you've just joined us then let's say Welcome from AS USA. The score is currently 28 - 13 in favor of the Cowboys.
It's been a curious game, with the Giants initially looking like they could be orchestrating an upset, but with 21 unanswered points by the Cowboys, it's clear momentum has shifted from one team to the other.
Brett Maher with another clean kick through the bars. The Cowobys are up 21-13
Prescott finds Dalton Sholtz for his second TD of the night and now we've got a field goal from Maher to come!
Dallas once again called for a false start making it 10 penalties on the night. 5-yard penalty and still first down. Prescott answers by finding Elliot out on the right.
Giants call for time, knowing things are getting tight.
Following an Elliot run for a small gain, Prescott lobs it to Lamb, who comes down with a one-handed catch, but there is a flag on the play. PAss interference and we've got 1sst and goal at the 5-yard line.
Prescott almost got caught but manages to find Pollard Ferguson for the catch and they've got themselves a first down!
Jones finds Barkley but he drops the catch! Cowboys ball at the 50.
On the 40, Jones is once again under pressure but manages to find Barkley for a short pass. Too short in fact, as it's 4th & 1. Can they make it?
Jones found himself in trouble and though he evaded two, is finally sacked for a loss of 1 yard.
They needed 1 for the first down and Saquon Barkley gave it to them.
Daniel Jones leads it off with a pass out wide to Isaiah Jones for a 9-yard gain.
Brett Maher steps up for the kick and away we go once again!. The ball is long and with that the Giants will start on the 25.
We've got the 3rd lead change of the night with the Cowboys now leading 14-13!
Precott delivers! A big play out to the left where he finds Dalton in the end zone's left corner.
Cowboys called for a false start. They've got to improve their penalty count before it costs them more than they want to pay,
Following a sharp pass through the middle from Prescott, there's a slight gain. We're at the 13.
We're at the 14 and the Cowboys are pushing for it. Meanwhile the Giants have lost a player.
Holding called on the Cowboys and we've got a 5-yard penalt. I'ts Pollard who takes it in but is stopped on the run.
Prescott with a big play to Lamb and we've got a first down!
Dak Prescott with a shot pass to Pollard, but it looks like there might be a slight loss.
Pollard with a decent gain for a 1st down off the run.
Elliot is the chosen one and gets just inside the 30 for a small gain. We're at 2nd and 5 but we've got a Cowboys' Jake Ferguson on the ground.
Prescott went for it with a big play to Lamb, but the defense is called for holding and we've got a 1st down.
Pollard this time for a small gain.
It's Pollard this time who breaks through the pocket and Dallas have themselves another 1st down!
After a smooth move by Prescott, the QB manages to spin away from what would have been a snack for a small gain. Then its Elliot with the big play and we've got a 1st down!
The Cowboys are on the 25-yard line and it's Elliot who tries to run through the hole, but he's promptly stopped in his tracks.
As it stands...
It's been a relatively even first half, but the Giants must be given credit for being sharp on both ends of the field. Having forced 2 interceptions out of the Cowboys' Dak Prescott, it's clear that the Giants are determined to put their loss against the Lions behind them.
Where Dallas is concerned, it's somewhat surprising to see the same team that destroyed the Vikings 40-3 last week playing like this. None the less, the second half awaits. The Giants lead 13 - 7 and away we go!
We're almost ready to go
With the 2nd half just moments away, it's fair to say the Cowboys are going to have to pull up their socks. Following two interceptions from Dallas' signal caller, the boys in blue and white find themselves trailing the Giants 13-7.
Where New York is concerend, we've gotta say: They've gone big tonight. Not the least of which was Daniel Jones' 44-yard bomb.
The Jonas Brothers are in the house!
The AT&T stadium is being treated by the trio at the moment. A welcome breather from what's been a pretty tense first half.
Graham Gano with his second field goal of the night. The Giants take a 13-7 lead into the half. We'll be back back!
The Giants have run down the clock and will now attempt a field goal from 47 yards with 3 seconds on the clock.
Bakrley tried to bring them closer for a better look at a field goal but it was a 1-yard gain.
Jones hits Hudson for a gain and the 1st down. Looks like the Giants are looking at a field goal with 23 left on the clock.
False start has been called on the offense for a 5-yard penalty. 2nd & 8 now.
Jones is forced to scramble and does well to get to the 40-yard line.
Unfortunately for Dallas, they've been called for illegal contact on the QB while in the pocket. Automatic first down after a 5-yard penalty. We've got 1:18 on the clock.
The Cowboys have an interception of their own, but there's a flag on the play!!
Daniel Jones attempts to go out wide to the left, but there's a flag on the play. 5-yard penalty called on Dallas for face mask contact.
Julian Love picks off another Prescott pass after the receiver deflected the ball into his waiting hands. The Giants are not backing down in this one and for the moment, the Cowboys and their QB aren't coping.
2 minute warning
We're getting ready to restart. It's the final 2 minutes of the 1st half.
Definitely not what the Cowboys wanted. Prescott faked for Elliot but it's Pollard who takes it. Unfortunately, his trickery couldn't save him this time and a loss is incurred.
Prescott sets his men once again and dishes to Elliot this time. 4-yard gain.
Offense called for a false start and they receive a 5-yard penalty. 1st down once again.
Now it's the Giants called for a 5-yard penalty for illegal contact on the quarterback. Dallas on a 1st down at the 30-yard line.
Prescott finds Lamb for what appears to be a 1st down catch, but they've been called for holding and have received a 10-yard penalty. 3rd down once again.
After some confusion on the play, Prescott calls for the first timeout of the half.
Dak Prescott appears to be grinding through this one. We're at 3rd & 4 now and the Cowboys are on the hunt.
A spectacular play by Daniel Jones
Not known for their passing game with Saquon Barkley in their ranks, the Giants and their QB have been putting on a show tonight against the No.1 defense in the NFL. See for yourself.
The Cowboys catch the punt and we'll be back with a first down in a few.
After a failed pass by Jones, the Giants will have to punt. Both defenses have now forced a three and out on each other.
It's Barkley again, but the RB is halted without gain by Dallas's defense, which it must be said has been solid tonight despite the fact that they''re not winning.
The Giants will get us off and running once again. We're at the 30-yard line.
The Cowboys are forced to punt and the Giants try to return but are haulted immediately.
The Giants defense has shown itself to be brutal tonight. Prescott went big on the play just before getting blitzed, but Lamb just fails to haul it in.
Prescott finds Pollard out wide for a slight gain.
After the kickoff, the Cowboys will start their drive from the25-yard line. Here we go again. Prescott is forced into throwing it away after faking a dish to Elliot. The pressure was on and the Dallas' signal caller knew it.
The Giants are now leading 10-7 after they complete their field goal with no problems.
New York answers in the best way possible. It's Saquon Barkley who cut through Dallas' defense like a knife through butter. Field goal is up.
Huge play by Daniel Jones. A bomb to Smith who goes up on top of his defender and halls in the catch just in front the end zone. 44-yard pass. 1st & Goal!
Following minimal gain on Jones decision to rush, the Giants are in touching distance. Jones finds Richie James out wide on the ride. First down!
Jones on the scramble with a crafty play through the middle.
Barkely is buries, but the Cowboys are called for holding and there will be a 5-yard penalty. 1st down!
Barkley has a go at the pack, but is able to make only a few yards. 3rd & 3
The Giants will get us off and running now at the 25 yard line with their 1st & 10.
It's the Cowboys 7 and the Giants 3. We've got a game on our hands!
Easy Peazy. Elliot cuts right through the middle and finds the end zone. Dallas are on the bored!
Dak Prescott's interception
Not the best moment for the Cowboys quarterback. He made up for that across the quarter. None the less, we're at a 1st down and the Cowboys have a 1st and goal.
Big play by Prescott, who finds Lamb just outside the goal line with a perfect pass up the middle. With that the 1st quarter comes to an end.
After a clever fake, Prescott dishes to Elliot who makes a large gain for another 1st down!
After another Gallup catch, the Cowboys turn to Ezekiel Elliot. The RB makes a small game and we're on the 3rd & 3.
Prescott finds Gallup again on the right side. Perfect catch in the air. 1st & 10 once again!
Pollard finds a gap, but he's caught before he can inflict major damage. 2nd & 3.
Prescott with a bullet pass to Gallup on the right side. 1st Down!
Piollard with a small gain and we go to 2nd & 6
The Cowboys have regained possession of the ball in quick fashion. Prescott and his boys will have to be more precise on this drive if they want to stamp their authority on the evening's proceedings.
Following the punt there is a flag on the play. Holding has been called on the Cowboys, but they will have a first down.
Jones goes out wide an fails to make the connect. The Giants are going to punt.
Saquon Barkley gets us off and running on two consecutive plays, but with little gain. 3rd & 7
The Cowboys appeared to making quick work on their drive, but Dak Prescott's errant pass brought an end to their hopes. Dallas has the best defense in the league at the moment and it looks like they're going to have to rely on it tonight.
Prescott tried to go big for Galop, but unfortunately the Giants had him read like a book. 1st & 10 Giants!
It's Pollard this time. We've got a 4 yard gain. 2nd down!
Elliot breaks through once again for another 1st down. Dallas is making quick moves.
Prescott immediately erases the loss with a decent pass out to Tyler Smith for a 14 yard gain.
Ezekiel Elliot gets out of the pocket for an immediate first down. There is a penalty on the play of 10 yards, but it's still a first down. Here we go again.
The Cowboys are at the 25 yard line and we begin again.
The Giants have taken an early lead in this one, with quarterback Daniel Jones showing real initiative. How will the Cowboys respond? We're betting Dak Prescott and Co. aren't going to take this lying down.
The Giants go for the field goal after what looked like a promising drive and they manage to nail it. New York on 3 and Dallas on 0. We've got 9:44 on the clock.
Intentional grounding has been called and there is a 10-yard penalty on the offense. 4th & 32.
They're in field goal range, but Jones throws it away. Flag on the play folks. What do we have hear?
Jones nearly got sacked again and in the end is forced to throw the ball away to avoid the loss.
Just when the Giants thought they had a touchdown off of a Jones pass, there's a flag on the play. Terry Phillips is called for the violation
Jones took too long in the pocket and pays the price. It's Armstrong with the sack
Giants get off and running and Jones finds Myrick in the hole, 1st and 10 once again!
Prescott tries again but can't connect, they're going to run it, but former Cowboy Jalen Smith stops them in their tracks. Giants will take over at the 10.
Off another Lamb catch, Prescott targets Lamb again, but he just can't haul it in. We're at 3rd and 2
Dak Prescott and his boys are out, but it's Ceedee Lamb who breaks out with a dart through the defense. 1st and 10.
Cowboys take over
The Giants almost had an opportunity to catch the ball off of their punt, but again, just couldn't make the catch. The Cowboys will take it from here.
Jones went big with a 45 yard attempt, but Slayton couldn't quite hall it in as he dropped the ball on the dive. We're at 4th and 3. The punt team is out.
We're off and running
Jones has got us off and running off of the return and the Giants are now up to 8
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Though we did before, we just want to extend another warm Thanksgiving Day welcome from all of us here at AS USA. It's Week 12 in the NFL and we've got a special game for you with two NFC East rivals.
It's the Dallas Cowboys hosting the New York Giants and given that both teams are locked on 7-3 this one's gonna be heated. With that said, the Cowboys are coming off their biggest win in years, while the Giants are fresh from a disappointing loss to one of the worst teams in the league.
At any rate, stay with us as we'll be taking you through all the action play by play. Welcome once again and ENJOY!
The Cowboys mean business
Though we had no doubt, it definitely looks like DeMarcus Lawrence knows what tonight's game means in the Cowboys' quest to become NFL champions in this 2022-23 Season.
The Giants are getting ready
The Giants' players know what's at stake tonight. The question is can they rise to the occasion? Though both teams are locked on 7-3 in the NFC East, they are most definitely on different ends of the spectrum at the moment,.
It's almost game time!
With less than half hour to kickoff, the players are on the field and the crowd is getting hyped. It's the New York Giants on the road in Dallas where they will face the Cowboys.
With both teams on 7-3 in the NFC East, this is most definitely a big game. The Cowboys are red hot at the moment, but are definitely hindered coming into this one by injuries. The Giants on the other hand - despite their record - are definitely struggling.
Brett Maher is getting ready!
The Cowboys kicker recently broke his own field goal record, as if he needed to do that in order to show he's the best in the business. We're as excited as you Brett!
Adding another piece of intrigue to this clash between two playoff contenders from the NFC East, the prolific WR recently disclosed that he's going to spend time with both camps. On the one side, it's the Cowboys. They need no introduction. On the other, you've got OBJ's former team and one in which he still has close friends. Could the result of tonight's game affect his final decision on where he plays next?
Do the Giants have the key?
While Saquon Barkley is clearly a weapon that should be used, the truth is the Giants are facing a Cowboys team that is starting to find its feet and more over are playing some stellar football. Defense will be the difference maker no matter how you cut it.
Does he have a point?
To hear Smith tell it, a loss to the Giants would be nothing short of a Thanksgiving disaster and in truth, the Cowboys are the team with post season ambitions that even owner Jerry Jones has made clear. On the other hand, we're betting that the Giants will have something to say about that.
A Jets fan perhaps?
With both teams tied for second in the NFC East and sitting on a 7-3 record behind the Philadelphia Eagles who are on a record of 9-1, you can imagine there are some who won't be happy to see either of them pick up a win tonight. With that said, somebody's going to be left standing when that final whistle goes, it's just a question of who and in what condition.
If you're the kind of person that appreciates a bit of risk, then we've got the odds and predictions for you. Be sure to have a look before you place your bet, as it just might save you, or gain you a dime or two.
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As we all know, injury reports are key in the game of football and this time is no different. With the Cowboys potentially set to be without a number of key players including Micah Parson, this could well be a game determined by who is not on the field as opposed to those who are.
A warm welcome to you on this Thanksgiving night from AS USA
On a day and night when it's all about family, food and friendship, we've got an additonal 'F' for you and that's football. It's Week 12 in the NFL and we've got a special match up for you with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The Cowboys are coming off a blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings that nobody saw coming, while the Giants are fresh from what has to be called an unexpected loss to the struggling Detroit Lions. That's to say, there's a lot to play for in this one so expect fireworks on Thanksgiving night.