4 bold predictions for the Cowboys vs. Giants Week 3 game
The time has come for the Dallas Cowboys to face off against a division rival. It just so happens to be a rival that no one thought would be undefeated: the New York Giants.
The Giants come into this game riding high and playing good defense without the best pass rushers on the field. On offense, they are leaning heavily on running back Saquon Barkley who’s healthy and has been up to the challenge.
Last week’s predictions were pretty accurate with quarterback Cooper Rush giving us hope in him and the team until Dak Prescott can return, CeeDee Lamb had a bounce-back game, and the Cowboys defensive line feasted on the Bengals’ offensive line.
So let’s take a look at this week’s bold predictions for the Week 3 Monday Night Football matchup against the New York Giants.
4 bold predictions for Cowboys vs Giants Week 3 Monday Night Football game
4. Cowboys win the turnover battle
This Cowboys defense looks to have picked up where they left off last season with a monster pass rush causing havoc in the backfield. The one thing that has been missing would be the turnovers.
So far this season, the team has just one interception and no fumble recoveries at this point. At this time last year, the Cowboys has six turnovers heading into their third game of the season. If this defense really wants to make sure that they give their offense the best chances to put points on the board then turnovers are the key, especially with Prescott out a few more weeks.
The Giants will most likely continue to feed Barkley on the ground and through the air in order to slow down this impressive Cowboys pass rush. Getting him down will be this defense’s first priority, but after that, if they can strip the ball that would be great.
Another opportunity to create turnovers will be attacking quarterback Daniel Jones who continues to have issues with ball security. Swiping at the throwing hand has been a specialty of DeMarcus Lawrence for years and he should have opportunities to do so again in this game.
The pressure put on Jones will also force him to get rid of the ball quickly and that’s when this opportunistic secondary can start to attack the ball in the air. Trevon Diggs had a nice game last week, and now all he needs is an interception to boost his confidence even higher.