Cowboys News App [Android]

A Cowboys Win vs Giants Can’t Be Taken For Granted

The are coming from a bounce-back win versus the in which they blew out their divisional rivals 38-14. The are coming from a week in which and Jerry Reese were fired. The former is 6-6, and the latter is 2-10. You tell me which organization is getting the W this Sunday.

Easy, right? Well, no. Not really.

All week long, most of has been taking this win for granted. Understandably so, since New York is only a two-win team. However, this is certainly one of those games with a “trap game” feel to it.

It wouldn't be the first time we see a football team being led by a new coach to a surprise victory. Hell, we saw a very similar situation when Jason Garrett debuted as the Cowboys interim head coach in 2010… against the Giants. 

 Dallas Cowboys LB , New York Giants QB   Credit: Tim Heitman- Sports

On top of that, you have Eli Manning back at the wheel after he was benched for a week ago. Even though the guy who made that decision is out of the picture, you have to imagine the veteran will go out to play with a chip on his shoulder.

And if we're being completely honest with ourselves, this Cowboys' team still has a lot to prove. Let's not forget the fact that they lost three consecutive weeks. That's why we´re trying to find which teams need to lose certain games. Because the Dallas Cowboys put themselves in this position.

is the future for this franchise, and despite having some tough games this year, I still believe he's the guy. However, as Staff Writer Kevin Brady recently wrote here at , Dak Prescott must overcome his struggles when facing the Giants:

“Prescott played his worst game of that spectacular rookie season when he traveled to East Rutherford, New Jersey as the Cowboys prolific was only able to score 7 points during their key loss.”

Although they have a 2-10 record, the Giants' shouldn't be underestimated. They still have personnel that can give the Cowboys' offense a bit of trouble, especially without running the ball.

Sean Lee should be ready to go this week, and while many discuss whether or not the staff should give him an extra week of rest, the truth is that's something the Cowboys can't risk to do. At the end of the day, lose one game and forget about playing in January.

You need 50 on the field. If at some point in the second half they manage to get a big-lead, securing a win, then let's hope they take him off the field and let the guy rest. But until then, Sean Lee should be playing.

Will Chidobe Awuzie's Return Benefit The Cowboys Defense?
Dallas Cowboys' , and (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Dallas is expected to start three rookies at . Jourdan Lewis, Chidobe Awuzie and Xavier Wood could be the guys who line up to start the game in New York. Naturally, this is the case because they've proven to be solid players.

But it's inevitable to be a bit scared of this situation when you're facing Eli Manning. Say what you want about him, but you never know what might happen when a player like that is on the other side of the field.

I'm picking the Cowboys to win this football games for at least a touchdown. But let's not think of this game as if it were the Browns. If this ends up being a trap game and the Cowboys manage to get their seventh loss of the year, it's over.

We're 14 weeks into the season and it feels like we don't know what this team is capable of doing with Sean Lee, and Ezekiel Elliott starting at the same time. But this week will prove a lot of things about the Cowboys and their quest for the .

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

Similar Articles

Comments

1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Russ_Te

Definite trap game, but the Cowboys haven’t earned the right to be over-confident against anyone, and they probably know it.

I agree Eli will have a chip on the shoulder like he has not in years, being embarrassed by the benching and playing this week at home. Good thing Beckham is still out…

I have 0 confidence in Garrett and Linehan making the adjustments this offense needs, but maybe they will worry that Spagnuolo knows them too well, and it is time for more reps from Butler, Switzer – and they should have activated Gathers. Dak needs some new options in the route trees IMO.

Dallas 27-24

> Join our team...

-- COWBOYS ANDROID APP --Free Dallas Cowboys News App for Android

Trending Now