After the incredible play we saw from the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, it seems like they left all of the offensive and defensive sparkly in Minneapolis.
Dallas came into this game as 9.5-point favorites, and aside from some really impressive play from Ezekiel Elliott and some nice catches by Michael Gallup, this game has lacked the star power and excitement that we got used to in the team’s dominating win over the Vikings.
On Thanksgiving, we’ve seen a lot of three-and-outs and some pretty costly interceptions.
Down 13-7 in the third quarter, the Cowboys put together a seven-minute drive in hopes of getting ahead of a New York Giants team that hasn’t played at all like their team is completely depleted.
Most of the seven-minute drive was filled with frustrating discipline penalties or injury timeouts.
But that finally changed on a 3rd and goal attempt that was moved back after a CeeDee Lamb false start penalty.
Dak Prescott finds Dalton Schultz in the end zone to put the Cowboys ahead of the Giants in the 3rd quarter
With just over seven minutes left, Prescott drops back and avoids some serious pressure, and sends a prayer up to the end zone where Schultz was heavily covered by Nick McCloud.
The Cowboys’ tight end lept up and made the grab to allow this team to go ahead for the first time in the entire contest. This was a great, big-man catch for a guy being covered well in the end zone.
This game has felt like it has had more injury stoppage time and penalty flags than actually football played, which is not the excitement people were expecting while eating their turkey and pie.
America’s Team was supposed to feast on the injury-riddled Giants today. Instead, they are barely hanging on. Let’s hope they get back to what they were doing in Week 11 to finish off this game.