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Dallas Cowboys Dominate New York Giants In First Game of Season

Cowboys set high standard for the season with a 40-0 win against the Giants
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The Dallas Cowboys shut out the New York Giants 40-0 on a rainy Sunday night at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Before the game started, Queen Latifah sang the national anthem, and the American flag waved across the stadium to honor the lives lost on Sep. 11, 2001.After the national anthem, commentator Chris Collensworth predicted that the Cowboys will have one of the best defenses this year, also mentioning that Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has not lost to the Giants since his rookie season, which was 2016.

The Giants started the first quarter with short rushing yards made by quarterback Daniel Jones. The Giants attempted at making long passes, but were unsuccessful. With eight minutes left in the quarter, punter Graham Gunno tried to punt a field goal, but Cowboys’ defensive linebacker Micah Parsons caught the ball and ran in for a touchdown. The extra point attempted by Cowboys punter Brandon Aubrey was missed. The score was 6-0.Towards the end of the first quarter, Dak Prescott passed the ball to wide-receiver Ceedee Lamb for 20 yards. This put the Cowboys in the red zone, ready to attempt a touchdown. After three failed attempts at a touchdown though, Aubrey made his first field goal of the night with 3:30 minutes left. The score was now 9-0.

With 2:22 minutes left in the quarter, Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland made an interception, and ran to the end zone. This was the Cowboys’ second interception of the night. The first quarter ended with the Cowboys leading 19-0.

The Cowboys started with the ball at the beginning of the second quarter. A pass interference flag on Giants cornerback Tre Hawkins III resulted in an automatic first down for the Cowboys.

When the Giants gained back possession of the ball, a pick was made by Cowboys cornerback Stefan Gimore. A flag was thrown into the field but resulted in a declined call. It was now the Cowboys’ ball on first down.

With 8:03 minutes left, Cowboys running back Tony Pollard rushed for a touchdown. The extra point was in, making the score 26-0.

The clock was winding down as the Giants tried to get a number on the scoreboard. Gunno attempted a field goal, but was unsuccessful.

The third quarter didn’t bring much action as both teams went back and forth with possession of the ball. That was until Pollard made his second touchdown of the night for the Cowboys with 10:01 minutes left in the quarter. The score was 33-0.

The Cowboys began the fourth quarter strong when defensive cornerback Trevon Diggs intercepted the ball when it was punted back to the Giants. The score was now 40-0.

As the rain continued to pour throughout the game, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy decided to sub in second-string quarterback Cooper Rush for the remainder of the game. Giants head coach Brian Daboll also subbed in their second-string quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

The game ended with a resounding victory for the Cowboys as they kept the Giants from scoring for the whole game, ending the night with a score of 40-0.

The Cowboys will have a home field advantage when the New York Jets head to AT&T Stadium next Sunday at 3:25 p.m. The Giants head to Glendale as they will take on the Arizona Cardinals next Sunday at 3:05 p.m.

About the Contributor
Isabella Navarro
Isabella Navarro, Sports editor
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