Dave Gettleman’s potential final act as Giants GM is one for the record books
By Jerry Trotta
The Dallas Cowboys have owned the NFC East since Dak Prescott took over as the starting quarterback in 2016.
With Saturday’s 51-26 clobbering of the Eagles, Dallas improved to 6-0 vs the division this season, winning each game by an average score of 40-18. If you can believe it, the Cowboys are now 25-6 in games Prescott has started against the NFC East over the last five years.
While those stats are a testament to Prescott’s brilliance, it’s also a damning indictment on the other three teams in the division.
We could go on for hours ripping the Eagles’, Giants’ and Washington’s collective dysfunction, but let’s keep this conversation focused on New York, whom Prescott is a sterling 9-2 against over his career.
Heading into Sunday’s regular-season finale vs Washington, the Giants managed to run out of cap space and won’t be able to field a full roster.
If this is Dave Gettleman’s last act as general manager of the franchise, then he deserves a round of applause from Cowboys fans, because not even we thought he was capable of stooping this low in the amateur department.
Cowboys fans need to laugh at Giants general manager Dave Gettleman’s latest gaffe.
Injuries certainly haven’t helped Gettleman’s situation, but that’s not a viable excuse given the NFL’s salary cap is a walking loophole.
On Saturday, the Giants signed wideout David Sills from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. They also activated fellow receiver Alex Bachman and quarterback Brian Lewerke to back up starter Jake Fromm with Daniel Jones on injured reserve and Mike Glennon out due to a wrist injury.
The only problem? With those three additions, the Giants’ roster sits at 51 players, as Patricia Traina of Sports Illustrated so eloquently noted.
With New York continuing to prove they’re a laughingstock, the Ringer’s Rodger Sherman made a clever joke about the team’s maligned free medium Pepsi giveaway on “Fan Appreciation Day” at MetLife Stadium in Week 15.
Big if true.
How about one more joke for good measure?
So much for the Giants escaping through the final week of the regular season without becoming the punchline for NFL Twitter.
But that’s when happens when you trick fans into thinking that all season-ticket holders would receive a free Pepsi, when, in actuality, the complimentary beverages were only reserved for the season-ticket account holder.
Speaking of deceiving people, it’s clear Gettleman tried to pull a fast one on all of us with this improbable roster shortage.
Cowboys fans should enjoy this while it lasts, because if the rumors are true, this could be Gettleman’s last hoorah as Giants GM. That’s not to say New York will turn it around anytime soon, but unthinkable gaffes probably won’t be as routine as the 70-year-old has made them look over the last four seasons.