Cowboys vs Giants: Gut projection
Projection: Dallas Cowboys 24, New York Giants 16
Here’s how I see Monday night going.
Dallas will have some success on the ground this week. The Giants are a little dinged up on their defensive line as Kayvon Thibodeaux, Azeez Ojulari, and Leonard Williams all have a questionable designation at this moment. The Giants are also giving up 120 rushing yards per game.
The Cowboys’ run game had some life last week as they ran for 107 yards at a tune of four yards per carry. The plan of attack could feature a heavy mix of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard to help set up easier play-action passes for Rush. CeeDee Lamb gets in the mix more as well. He quietly put up 75 yards last week and this week feels like he gets in the end zone to ignite a strong stretch for No. 88.
Defensively, Dallas was electric last week, allowing just 3.6 yards per carry. Their task this week is to reel in Saquon Barkley, who already has amounted to 236 rushing yards through two games. Should they slow Barkley down, the Cowboys’ secondary should have an advantage over Sterling Shepherd, David Sills, Toney, and Kenny Golladay who oddly cleaned his locker out on Sunday.
Daniel Jones is averaging just 176 passing yards per game and has been prone to turnovers his entire career. That trend continues with Trevon Diggs notching his first interception of 2022 in a big-time, late-game situation.
The Cowboys do just enough on the road to corral Barkley, play clock management football, and again, squeeze just enough juice out of the offense to get another win.