New York could regain a pair of rushes to the edge this week and the Giants won’t have to face Dak Prescott, who was injured for Dallas. The Giants will also present the 2022 Ring of Honor class on Monday night during the first half.
There are a lot of intrigues with this game and here’s a look at the three keys to the game of giants.
Keep being aggressive in defense
Head coach Brian Dabol has continued to preach an aggressive style in both attack and defence, and against the Cowboys, they’ll want to keep that motto on the defensive side of things in particular. The New York Heavy offensive caused some problems for Baker Mayfield during week two and they would want to put nails in Cooper Rush and contain Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard.
Dallas also has a relatively new look for an offensive line, especially with several young players on the left side, which can be exploited through Wink Martindale’s defensive scheme. The Cowboys also have the fifth highest run rate of 47% in the NFL, which the Giants will need to prepare for.
One boost to the giants could be the return of Aziz Ogulari and Kevon Tiboudo this week. Both have been practicing and are expected to make an impact on Big Blue this season.
Dallas attack resistance
New York’s defense may be aggressive, but Dallas has shown how they can get to the quarterback. The Cowboys are entering Monday’s game with eight leading sacks in the league this season, and second-year quarterback Micah Parsons has four of them entering Week Three, who also leads the NFL. This will prove to be a huge challenge for an offensive line that has made great strides, but it has shown that he can improve Daniel Jones’ protection.
As a unit, Dallas faced two of its best quarterbacks and offenses during its first two games of the year in Tampa Bay and Cincinnati. The Cowboys are sixth in the NFL in yards and pass yards and have averaged 18 points per game, putting them in ninth place among the 30 clubs in the NFL.
Daniel Jones continues to head in the right direction
Things weren’t perfect for Jones during the early part of the season, but in the year QB needed his fourth year to show improvement, he did. New York wouldn’t be 2-0 without Jones playing at the start, and in the second week, he showed he could make crucial plays when called up.
Jones has made nearly 71% of his passes for three touchdowns so far this season, but that hasn’t stopped Daboll from chewing his QB when he needs to. It is to Jones’s credit that he responded so well and seemed to learn from her. Jones made not a single interception in the second week and Dabol told reporters on Wednesday that Jones was often making the right decisions.
Doing that against Dallas would be key with such a strong defense on the other side of him that he could push if things go wrong.