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    Monday Morning Hangover: Cowboys Bounce Back Against Giants

    Unlike last week, today's Monday morning hangover isn't nearly as bad. Thankfully, the had a bounce back game against the Sunday night, meaning you were probably drinking in celebration instead of drowning your sorrows. Hopefully, this continues.

    Today, I want to do a little recap over what took place last night for the Dallas Cowboys and share with you some of the good and not so good I observed. Luckily, there was much more good for the Cowboys compared to what they put on the field against the .

    First off, how impressive was the Cowboys defensive play against the Giants? The consistently put pressure on and finished the night with six . Nearly all of the got in on the action. I think we can credit and Coach for the aggressive .

    The pass rush wasn't all that was dominant against the Giants for the Cowboys . Dallas' pretty much shut down and the rest of the Giants aerial attack. They played man-to-man coverage nearly the entire night and it paid off. Again, I think we can give credit to Kris Richard. He's changed how these defensive backs are being utilized.

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    The one negative I took away from the Cowboys defensive performance was the missed tackles once again. There were several Cowboys defenders who failed to take down Giants on first contact. Barkley unfortunately was able to pick up several yards after contact because of this. Tackling was a problem against the Panthers as well and it needs to be cleaned up in a hurry.

    Offensively, the Dallas Cowboys looked like an entirely different unit than what took the field in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers. was much more aggressive with his playcalling, evidenced by the long touchdown pass to on the first offensive series.

    Unlike against the Panthers, Linehan put in the best position to succeed. He didn't have No. 4 sit in the pocket, instead he put him on the move and allowed him to use his mobility to put pressure on the Giants defense. I believe this is where Prescott is at his best and should continued to be utilized in this manner.

    didn't have the biggest rushing totals, but we all know the Giants defense was trying to take him out of the game. He finished the night with 78 rushing yards on 17 carries, but he did manage to pretty much put the game away with a rushing TD. Personally, I would love to see Zeke more involved in the , especially down the field instead of around on a scrimmage.

    All in all, the Dallas Cowboys did what they needed to do in order to secure the victory. They still have several things they need to clean up and improve upon, but what team doesn't at this point in the season. Now, they need to carry over this momentum into Week 3 on the road against the .

    What do you think about the Dallas Cowboys performance against the Giants?

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    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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