NFL: a first loss for the Giants
The surprising, previously undefeated New York Giants fell back to earth Monday at MetLife Stadium, losing 23-16 to the Dallas Cowboys.
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Hosts quarterback Daniel Jones, though poorly protected by his offensive line, looked bad in the loss. He didn’t throw a touchdown pass, had one interception and completed just 20 of his 37 stints.
The Cowboys (2-1) surged in the fourth quarter to win. Receiver CeeDee Lamb spectacularly caught Cooper Rush’s short pass in the end zone just one hand away to propel his team to victory.
Trevon Diggs then dived to intercept the ball late in the last quarter, which cemented the win for the Texas team.
In the absence of the still-injured Dak Prescott, Rush once again fulfilled his tenure behind the Cowboys’ center. He had 215 yards through the air and hit the target 21 times on 31 attempts.
Excellent running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley each scored a major for their respective teams.
The Giants (2-1) and Cowboys are tied for second place in the National’s East Division, led by the Philadelphia Eagles (3-0).