Dallas Cowboys Week 5: The Bad
To say that the New York Giants were limited in this game would be a massive understatement. On their second drive of the game, as the first quarter was nearing its end, an errant pass to running back Saquon Barkley turned out to be much worse than just an incompletion.
Barkley accidentally stepped on cornerback Jourdan Lewis’ foot and severely sprained his ankle. Within minutes, his ankle ballooned to the size of a grapefruit ending his day. Later on, receiver Kenny Golladay hyperextended his knee. While he did manage to stay in the game for a bit of time after the fact, he was rendered almost useless.
The biggest blow, however, came late in the second quarter when quarterback Daniel Jones attempted to score on the goal line and, instead, obtained a concussion which took him out of the game as well.
With all of these weapons gone, one guy still seemed to wreak havoc on the Cowboys’ defense. Rookie Kadarius Toney had his way with Dallas defenders, catching 10 passes for 189 yards. If not for an unwise decision of his own, resulting in his ejection for throwing a punch, it would have been even worse.
Whether it was the lack of a threat in losing the game or a somewhat understandable letting down of their guard after these injuries, it’s still not a good look to let one dude go bananas when there isn’t anyone else of concern doing anything. This happened the week prior against Carolina, resulting in more points than the Giants mustered. It’s not a trend I would advise the Cowboys defense to continue moving forward.