In his first game against the New York Giants since 2020's season-ending injury, Dak Prescott continued to look like an MVP candidate. His Cowboys also continued to look like a legitimate contender in 2021, handling their division rivals 44-20.
Dallas improved to 4-1 on the season, winning their fourth-straight game overall and reaching 2-0 in division games. Since 2017 the Cowboys are 8-0 against the Giants with Prescott as the starting QB.
Dak threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns, hitting CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliott each for scores. He still put up those numbers despite an additional 201 rushing yards from the offense, led by 110 from Zeke.
Trevon Diggs continued his magical season with another pick, his sixth of the year, in the second half. He nearly had it a few times earlier in the game as Daniel Jones was testing him, but the pick came later once Mike Glennon had taken over at quarterback for New York.
Jones left the game just before halftime with a concussion suffered on a run attempt near the goal line. Jabril Cox made the stop and Daniel could barely keep balance after getting up, which led to his exit.
Earlier in the first half, RB Saquon Barkley left the game with an ankle injury. The Giants' offense, already missing WRs Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton, was further decimated when Kenny Golladay left hurt and Kadarius Toney was ejected for throwing a punch at Dallas' Damontae Kazee.
That was about the only fight that New York showed in the game. While the halftime score was only 17-10, a pick and fumble by Dak Prescot the first half helped keep the Giants closer than they deserved to be.
The Cowboys held New York to just 367 yards of total offense on the day. And while a lot of attention was duly given to Dak Prescott after the events of a year ago, the defense was just as impressive in a true team win.
Anthony Brown capped the day with a pick-six off Glennon.
It was a good day all around for the Cowboys as Washington dropped to 2-3 in a loss to New Orleans. Dallas now has a two-game lead in the NFC East as they head to New England to face the 203 Patriots.