Precott’s debut ruined as Giants escape big D with a victory
Arlington, Texas– Same old story for the Dallas Cowboys here in this scenario. They do whatever they can to keep the game close, but more often than not they find themselves with their backs pressed against the wall. They found themselves playing from behind on the last drive with little time to work with. Dak Prescott found Terrance Williams on 3rd down hoping to give his team great field position to set up Dan Bailey for a possible game winning field goal, but Williams failed to run out-of-bounds as the clock expired. Dez Bryant was clearly yelling at him, signaling to stop the clock and just like that the Giants defeat the Cowboys in yet another nail-biting classic 20-19.
For the most part Prescott did everything that was asked of him. He made the throws, he found a way to utilize Jason Witten and Cole Beasely who saw 12 targets, but when it came to finding his star receiver Dez Bryant he failed, finishing the day with a horrendous one catch for 8 yards. Dez did have a TD overturned as he failed to maintain possession of the ball. Ezekiel Elliott was held in check gaining 51 yards on 21 carries, but did manage to score the only TD of the day for the Cowboys. Dan Bailey was the MVP here in Sunday’s contest doing the majority of the scoring as he nailed 4 fg’s with 2 coming from at least 50 yards or more. Because of Tony Romo’s back injury, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were the first rookie QB/RB combo since Roger Staubach and Calvin Hill in 1969.
Eli Manning looked good when he got hot, throwing for 3 td’s including the go ahead touchdown to Victor Cruz to beat Dallas in a season opener for the first time in nine tries. Odell Beckham Jr for the most part was held in check, but did haul in a 45-yard dagger from Manning to set up the touchdown to Cruz. This was Cruz’s first game since 2014 after missing an extended period of time with a knee and calf injury.
Prescott was 25-45 for 227 yards and zero td’s. Eli Manning was 19-28 for 207 yards and 3 td’s and an INT.
The Giants head home for week 2 as they host New Orleans in what should be a shoot out and fun day if you own one of those players in fantasy. The Cowboys look to rebound after their season opener loss as they head to Fedex field next week against the Washington Redskins, in what should be yet another down to the wire game.