3. Elliott, Pollard, and Prescott run wild
The last time these two teams played, the Giants only had to worry about Elliott and Pollard running with the football since Cooper Rush was under center.
This week, they are going to need to keep an eye on Dak Prescott, who has shown he’s once again willing to tuck the football and run with it. That added dimension to the Cowboys’ offense makes things even tougher for a defense that ranks 25th overall in rushing yards given up and 31st in yards per carry (5.3).
Prescott’s mobility won’t allow the Giants’ pass rush and blitz schemes to be deployed as much because they will be more worried about containment and his ability to create on the run against a vulnerable Giants secondary.
Not to be overlooked, Elliott and Pollard are going to once again be the keys that start the Cowboys’ offense this week in both the running and passing game.
Elliott, in his second game back from injury, will continue to pick up the tough yards and split reps with Pollard who will continue to serve as the change of pace back. Altogether the story on the offensive side of the football for the Cowboys will be how well they run the football and control the clock against the Giants.