5 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Giants in Week 3

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3. Daniel Jones is still Daniel Jones

Brian Daboll was a smart hire by the Giants. He proved himself as a play-caller with the Buffalo Bills and helped Josh Allen turn into the player we know today.

So far, he’s done some good work for New York, evidenced by their 2-0 start. However, they’re not exactly winning with an explosive passing attack — and probably never will as long as Daniel Jones is under center.

The former Duke product had just 188 yards passing in Week 1 against Tennessee and followed that up with 176 yards in Week 2. That has them 31st in the NFL in passing yardage. Compare that to Dallas, who has surrendered just 360 yards in two games which ranks them sixth in the NFL.

Throw in the fact that they did this against Tom Brady (212 yards passing minus 17 from two sacks) and Joe Burrow (199 yards minus 34 from six sacks) and Jones doesn’t seem to be the one who will suddenly light them up.

Instead, the Giants will continue to lean on the ground game, where Saquon Barkley has found success. This could help them stay in the game but eventually, they will need to throw the ball and it won’t be easy for Jones to have success against this unit.