Sean Lee led in total tackles with seven for Dallas, while New York's B.J. Goodson had a total of 14 solo tackles for the Giants.
STILL NO RUN GAME: Just like a year ago when the Giants finished 30th in rushing offense, they couldn't help Manning when he was under more pressure than he's been used to in recent years against the Cowboys.
Sunday Night Football featured the regular season returns of former rookie stars #Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The New York Giants have a lot of work to do to even be considered playoff contenders, let alone a Super Bowl threat.
"We wanted to be aggressive and make them stop us", Prescott said.
Marshall actually was on the field for the Giants in Sunday night's 19-3 loss to the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, though it was hard to tell. All three passes fell incomplete. They also haven't added any pieces of note to the line via free agency during that time. If the Giants can't find a way to remedy the aforementioned issues, expect a long season, with plenty of criticism levied in several deserving areas. In his absence, it became overtly clear that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is the key to the Giants success.
"You can't just point the finger at one person or one position when you have an outing like that", coach Ben McAdoo said. It definitely wasn't the best performance we have seen from him, but he continued to grind it out despite his struggles. Obviously the quarterback is outstanding. Why should it surprise anybody if we got slapped? Our starting running back, and leading rusher for the game had 16 yards. He was in the open field when he had a drop on third-and-12 with just under 13 points left.
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They couldn't move the ball productively on the ground, and Eli Manning simply had no time to make even a semi-decent read. Should Marshall's red zone usage be at the whim of the progression on every snap? "We'll go back and look at Dak's game and say, 'That was good".
"We'd miss Zeke if we don't have him", Jones said. He'll have his own notes on it and he'll strive to get better. Prescott was off on a slant to Bryant on second down.
That line was in response to a question specifically about the offensive line, the one unit that was under the most scrutiny all preseason, questions that seemed more than fair by the time Sunday night's carnage was complete.
The Giants spent the offseason getting toys when they needed some machines. Early, we were on the ball [playing fast]. But now that he is the one responsible for the whole operation, he has lost a lot of his nerve and is now longer a state-of-the-art play-caller. Some were good, some weren't. "So, just trying to get it right". They didn't run it much and didn't have any real success when they did.