DAL 28, NYG 20: Cowboys bounce back to claim a Thanksgiving Day victory

    After a rough first half, the Cowboys came out in the second half as a much more composed team. They started the third quarter with a 14 play drive that took them 75 yards down the field. With 7:21 left in the 3rd quarter, connected with for the Cowboys' first points since early in the 2nd quarter.

    On the Giants' first possession of the second half, the Cowboys forced a turnover on downs after 6 plays for only 20 yards.

    The Cowboys got the ball back and added 7 more points to their total with another Dalton Schultz reception that he took into the end zone.

    The Giants had another chance with the ball, but the Cowboys defense once again made quick work of them. After 5 plays for 27 yards, the Giants were forced to punt.

    The Cowboys' third possession of the second half started on their own 20 yard line. On their 10th play of the drive Hendershot took the ball into the end zone, and a good extra point by brought the score to Cowboys 28, Giants 13. That made 21 unanswered points for Dallas.

    The Giants almost got going on their following possession. They took advantage of run plays and short passes to move down the field, but a sack for a 10 yard loss forced the Giants into 3rd and 20 just as they crossed into Dallas territory. The Giants worked their way to 4th and 9 but turned the ball over on downs after an incomplete pass  from targeting Isaiah Hodgins.

    Eventually, the Giants did score once more, but the game ended with the Cowboys on top 28 to 20.

    The win came despite continued trouble. The Cowboys ended the game with a total of 13 . Dak Prescott completed 21 of 30 attempted passes for 261 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. This was his 10th consecutive win over the Giants since losing to them twice when the Cowboys went 13-3 his rookie year in 2016. had his second 100+ yard game of the season. He hauled in 6 receptions for 106 yards. Micah Parsons ended the night with 2 and 3 tackles.

    The Giants' biggest running threat, , was held to 39 yards rushing and a 1-yard TD behind an that was missing three starters due to . This was the Giant's third loss in four games.

    The Cowboys now have a mini-bye. Their next game will take place on December 4th when Indianapolis visits Dallas for .

    Jazz Monet
    Jazz Monet
    Sports culture analyst. Sports competition enthusiast. Host of Bitches Love Sports podcast. Personal trainer. Roller derby athlete and trainer.


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    Cowboy Fan Ed

    Hey it’s not how you start it’s how you finish! I know it’s not poplar with a lot of people but I for one like going for it on fourth and short, …. the only thing I wish is if it’s over two yards we would run an RPO instead of trying to muscle our way through the defensive line! I still say if we play smart and don’t commit stupid penalties we are going to be hard to stop! I know the defense bends from time to time but when they are on they are hard to stop! All in all good win! Now let’s go and whip Ole Jeff Saturday and the Colts! Go Cowboys!!


    I think you’re right that it’s not how you start, but how you finish. What I don’t understand is Kellen Moore’s play calling philosophy. Running game is going pretty good, and the next thing you see is Dak Prescott throwing the ball in to tight coverage. Some fans blame Dak for these bad throws, but you should look at Kellen Moore. He’s sending those idiotic plays in for Dak to run. Mike McCarthy will not intervene or it least it seems that way. Moore has to be resigned in or have the play calling duties handled by the Head Coach.


    Kellen Moore’s play calling continues to be curious to borderline insane. He doesn’t seem to realize the amount of incredible weapons he has and he seems as though he doesn’t really know how to use them. I hope he’s moved on when our season is over.


    Don’t know what kind of illness Kelvin Joseph has, and while I hope it’s not serious, I do hope it’s serious enough to keep him off the field for the remainder of the season. And then in a perfect world, his Rap career will take off so he can take off too! Away from the Cowboys!!!!