3 things the Cowboys need to do to beat the Giants

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 10: Brent Urban #95 of the Dallas Cowboys yells to get the crowd cheering during a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 44-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

1. Sack Mike Glennon 3+ times

Sacks haven’t been a strong suit for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the season, except for linebacker Micah Parsons. Parsons has 12.0 sacks on the season and accounts for almost 39 percent of the team’s sacks.

However, there’s no reason to be concerned. Dallas has been missing most of their defensive front for the majority of the season, but this unit is starting to get healthy at the right time.

In Week 14, the Cowboys saw their starting defensive line active for the first time this season.

With defensive tackle Neville Gallimore, defensive end Demarcus Lawrence and defensive end Randy Gregory all playing in their first game together, they did not disappoint. Each contributed with a sack.

On the day, Dallas got to the quarterback five times, which ties their season high.

Even without their top starting defensive ends, the Cowboys have been doing a better job at getting to quarterbacks as of late. They have had multiple sacks in six straight games, thanks to Parsons, who has had a sack in all six.

The Dallas Cowboys have the talent to get after Glennon this week, and they should have plenty of chances to do so. The Giants give up roughly 2.2 sacks per game, which ranks 16th in the NFL.

Even though in their earlier matchup, the Cowboys had zero sacks, this one should be a little different this time around. Parsons was in just his fifth game of the season and they were without Lawrence, their superstar pass rusher.

If the Cowboys are able to get Glennon at least three times in this game, Dallas will likely win their third straight game.