Dallas Cowboys: 2. Contain Daniel Jones
Although this may come as a shock, the Cowboys have to do their best in containing quarterback Daniel Jones. Jones is arguably coming off the best game of his career throwing for over 400 yards and two passing touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints. However, it’s his legs that Dallas has to be most worried about.
This season, the former Duke star has been a threat on the ground. Through four games, he has rushed 27 times for 188 yards and two touchdowns. The Giants have been using the 6-foot-5 quarterback more as a rusher than ever before. As a result, this is likely something that the Cowboys need to stop.
Last week, Dallas didn’t do the best job in containing quarterback Sam Darnold, who isn’t known for using his legs. Darnold had six carries for 35 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys.
With Jones running the football often, the Cowboys have to do their best to contain the former first-round pick. Nonetheless, America’s Team did do a solid job last season containing him even with that bad defense. In two games, the 24-year-old quarterback combined for just 11 carries for 10 yards. Hopefully, the Cowboys can do the same thing this time around as well.