It was a one-possession game going into halftime, but the Dallas Cowboys managed to run away with the win beating the New York Giants 44-20. The offense once again showcased how dangerous they can be when they play keep-away with the ball. The defense made stops when they needed to, but they continued to give up chunk plays just like previous weeks.
After watching the game, here are my five takeaways of what happened in Arlington, TX, between the Cowboys and Giants.
Dallas Cowboys: 1. Injury bug bites New York
Heading into the game, the biggest storyline was the ankle injury to quarterback Dak Prescott last season. It was also in Week 5, against the Giants, at AT&T Stadium, with kickoff being 4:25 EST. An injury defined that game, and injuries are what defined this game too.
The Giants could not catch a break when it came to significant injuries. It started in the first quarter when running back Saquon Barkley injured his ankle and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. If Barkley’s injury wasn’t bad enough, quarterback Daniel Jones sustained a concussion from rookie linebacker Jabril Cox in the second quarter and was also ruled out for the game.
One after another, players from Big Blue were being ruled out with significant injuries. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay didn’t return with a knee injury, and many Giants were seen on the sidelines being attended to throughout the game. Dallas goes home with the win, but New York is left wondering how many players they’ll be missing for Week 6.