Cowboys beat the Giants, but the injuries keep on coming

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Dallas Cowboys win their first division game against the New York Giants

Despite having a losing record, the 1-3 Dallas Cowboys were tied for second in the NFC East division going into Week Five. The Cowboys were hoping a win against the 0-4 New York Giants would put them ahead of the 1-3-1 Philadelphia Eagles to lead the division. That’s exactly what happened.

Before this matchup, the Giants had only scored three points in the first quarter this season. In this game against Dallas, they scored 14 points in the first quarter. One touchdown on the Giants’ first drive, and a pick-six.

Dallas would respond. Running back Ezekiel Elliott ran in a one-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter. And four plays into the Giants’ following drive, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence gets a strip-sack that cornerback Anthony Brown returned for six points.

The Dallas Cowboys scored three touchdowns in 6:15 to take the score from 17-3 New York to 24-20 Dallas. This is also the first time since Week 1 that the Cowboys were winning the game at halftime.

Score at halftime: Dallas leads 24-20

At exactly 6:33 in the third quarter, quarterback Dak Prescott ran the ball. It was something I wanted to see more of. Unfortunately, the worst situation possible happened, and he apparently his broke ankle. According to, Prescott is expected to undergo right ankle surgery Sunday night.

Before Prescott was injured, he completed 14 of 21 passes for 166 yards and one interception. He also caught one pass for a touchdown on a “Philly Special” play.

In probable response to the injury, the Cowboys scored a touchdown with backup quarterback Andy Dalton in the game on the same series. It looked like from the unfortunate injury to Dak, the Cowboys rallied and the pass-rush was able to sack quarterback Daniel Jones twice over their next two possessions.

On a drive to take the lead late in the fourth, wide receiver Michael Gallup made back-to-back beautiful catches along the sidelines to get to the Giants’ 16-yard line.

With three seconds left on the clock, kicker Greg Zuerlein made a 24-yard field goal to win the game 37-34. This one is for you, Dak Prescott.

After replacing Prescott, Dalton completed nine of 11 passes for 111 yards. He did not throw any touchdowns or interceptions.

Final Score: Dallas wins, 37-34

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Next week, the Dallas Cowboys will play at AT&T Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night at 7:15 p.m. CDT on ESPN.