5 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Giants in Week 3

Cowboys, Micah Parsons. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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2. Running game can run wild

Dallas has always favored the ground game and with Cooper Rush starting, that will likely remain the case. In Week 2, they ran it 27 times and probably would have had even more attempts had the Bengals not tied it up late.

This week against the Giants, they’re going to lean on the ground game once again and should be able to do so throughout the night. So far in two games, the Giants defense is 18th in the NFL in rushing yards surrendered, with Week 2 being an outing to forget when it comes to defending the ground game.

While Tennessee averaged less than four yards per carry in the opener, New York had no answers for Carolina in Week 1. Christian McCaffrey had 102 yards on 15 carries and the team averaged 6.3 yards as a whole. That bodes well for the two-headed monster in Dallas of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard.

Elliott finished with 53 yards on 15 carries while Pollard added 43 on nine attempts with a touchdown. He also had 55 yards on four receptions, including an explosive 46-yard gain that set him up for the score.

With New York’s inability to shut down the run, these two will again have a shot to run wild. Don’t be surprised to see them combine for 200 yards on the ground with a couple of touchdowns.