3 things the Cowboys need to do to beat the Giants
2. Keep Forcing Turnovers
What a year it has been for the Dallas Cowboys defense. They have played better than anyone has expected, especially after how terrible they were a season ago.
As a result, a lot of credit has to go to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Quinn has gotten these guys ready every week and that shows on the football field.
A big part of this defense’s success has been the turnovers. This season, the Cowboys have forced 27 turnovers, the second-highest mark in the NFL.
As a matter of fact, it’s actually been their hands-on defense causing interceptions that has been the difference. They currently lead the league with 20 interceptions, thanks in large part to the break out of cornerback Trevon Diggs, who has nine.
This matchup is another prime opportunity for the Cowboys to continue forcing turnovers. America’s Team has forced four turnovers in back-to-back games. They had four interceptions against the New Orleans Saints in Week 13 and another four takeaways (three forced fumbles & one interception) against Washington in Week 14.
Now, the Cowboys will face quarterback Mike Glennon, who has been a backup for most of his career. Dallas did have the chance to face Glennon earlier this season in Week 5 when Daniel Jones left early due to a concussion. They forced two interceptions against him.
It’s safe to say that the Dallas Cowboys will have plenty of opportunities to get turnovers in this game. After all, in Glennon’s three games of action this season, the 32-year-old quarterback has turned over the ball in every game (four interceptions and one fumble).