After two quarters on Monday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys lead the New York Giants 6-3. While the score indicates a low-scoring affair, the Cowboys have shown flashes on both sides of the ball–but they haven't been able to capitalize and finish.
On the offense, the Boys only grabbed two FGs on two of their five drives. Their biggest miss was when they got in the red zone after driving 53-yards on five plays, and QB Cooper Rush threw to WR Noah Brown–but he was held during the play.
The stars on offense in the first half were WR Noah Brown and RBs Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott. One of the biggest plays that Brown had was a 19-yard catch on first-down, as he climbed the ladder and caught the ball on his fingertips.
On the running backs side, both have looked explosive in their runs, and I can't lie that I was surprised when Elliott broke out for a 20-plus yard run. Let's hope the team keeps feeding both running backs, as they are wearing down the Giants defense.
Jumping to the defense, there have been three guys who deserve their flowers. DEs Dorance Armstrong, Demarcus Lawrence, and LB Micah Parsons have all created massive pressures on Giants QB Daniel Jones–and it was nice to see both Armstrong and Lawrence connect on sacks.
However, this play below was the play of the first half as Parsons showed his freak abilities and almost got a sack on Jones.
If there were any flaws I could point out, it has to be WR CeeDee Lamb dropping two crucial catches and K Brett Maher missing a long-field goal before halftime. With Lamb, he had the ball in his hands on a long-gain and on one that could have got them closer in field goal range–but he dropped both.
With Maher, he missed a long 57-yard FG before the half, but the odds of him hitting it was slim. Let's hope the Cowboys can put up more points in the second half and create some turnovers.