Cowboys beat Giants, will face Seahawks in Wildcard round
By Jack Baker
The Dallas Cowboys win a wild one versus the New York Giants to finish with a 10-6 record. The Boys will face the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Wildcard round.
The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants in Week 17 in what was the most entertaining “meaningless” game in franchise history.
Quarterback Dak Prescott had a career day in New York going 27 of 44 for 387 passing yards and four touchdowns. Three of those touchdowns were to second-year tight end Blake Jarwin out of Oklahoma State.
Late in the fourth quarter, the Boys were down four points when wide receiver Amari Cooper fumbled which led to New York field goal by Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas.
Down seven with 2:38 left in the game, Prescott marched the Cowboys downfield. After an incompletion on third and 10 and a false start on backup left guard Cameron Fleming, Dak and the Cowboys offense were faced with a fourth and 15 from the Giants 32.
On fourth and 15, Prescott spun out left and found the fully extended wide receiver Cole Beasley in the back of the end zone. The catch, which was originally ruled incomplete, was reversed and the Boys were now down 35-34. Head coach Jason Garrett decided to go for the two-point conversion to take the lead.
On the two-point conversion, Dak Prescott found rookie wide receiver Michael Gallup to take the lead 36-35.
On the following possession, the Dallas defense shut down the Giants offensive effort to win the game highlighted by a fourth and 10 pass breakup by cornerback Anthony Brown to seal the victory and the 10-6 record for the Cowboys.
After a wild win in New York, the Dallas Cowboys must immediately move their focus to the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks led by Superbowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson are a team that is similar to the Boys when it comes to game plan. The Seahawks rely on running the football and defense in order to win games. Seattle also finished their 2018 campaign with a 10-6 record.
In what feels like forever ago, the Cowboys faced the Seahawks in Week 3. America’s Team lost in Seattle 24-13, highlighted by two interceptions by free safety Earl Thomas. In the following week, Thomas suffered a lower-leg fracture ending his season.
The Dallas Cowboys will host the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, January 5th at 7:15 p.m. CST on FOX.