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Sean’s Scout: Run Game Looks, New Rotation at LB in Cowboys Win Vs. Giants

The won their fourth straight game on Sunday, 44-20 over the . It marked the second time in three weeks they eclipsed 40 points in a win over an rival, winning by 20 against the Eagles.

The Cowboys picked up after a slow start, allowing the Giants to tie the game at 10 late in the second quarter. Giants QB was ruled out for the game with a concussion on the play before New York tied the game. caught a 24 yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott just before halftime, and the Cowboys never looked back in the second half.

Before the Cowboys prepare for their next road game in New England on Sunday, here are my thoughts on their win over the Giants.

has done a great job filling in for Michael Gallup. Without Gallup in the lineup, the Cowboys are missing a vertical threat opposite , but Wilson has fit in well with 's plan to stretch defenses across the field. On Lamb's touchdown against , Wilson's route quickly drew coverage from the middle of the field, giving Lamb the space to get behind the Giants .

Sean's Scout: Run Game Looks, New Rotation at LB in Cowboys Win Vs. Giants
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In their first game without , the Cowboys rotation is taking shape. Even though the drive ended in a Giants touchdown, the second quarter sequence at the goal line was an impressive series for some new faces to the Dallas defense. The Giants tried to read on second down after he shot a gap and made a stop on first down, but Parsons along with kept the play from scoring. Rookies and Jabril Cox – who wants on more third down packages – chased down Jones on a bootleg on third down. It was Cox that delivered the hit to Jones that led to him being carted off. Mike Glennon came in and handed to on fourth and goal for the score, with starting RB also lost to in the first quarter.

With on the opposing sideline, the Cowboys offensive line looked like the unit that was considered the league's best under him. Kellen Moore obviously worked with Garrett as both a player and coach, and went back to his roots when it came to letting his line play in space. Connor Williams, , and even were consistently on the second level creating space for and . Even Connor McGovern made a key block in a jumbo formation for Elliott to get the Cowboys off their own goal line in the fourth quarter, a drive that ended in a touchdown to put the game away. The added creativity the Cowboys have found in the run game puts stress on opposing defenses that also have to account for plays like Elliott's receiving touchdown on a play-action pass out of the backfield. The Cowboys have found ways to scheme their best players the ball against the weaker points of the defense, giving Prescott full control of this offense.

On a personal note, I'd like to quickly thank the fans in and I was in attendance for this game, my first time seeing the Cowboys play at home. The experience lived up to the hype that fans in Dallas set. Thank you as well to the Giants fans I attended the game with, for being good sports about traveling to see a team that had lost three of their first four games of the season. Here's hoping they can see Jones and Barkley back in the starting lineup at home.

So far, the East has played out as expected through the first quarter of the . With the Giants, Eagles, and Football Team all playing close to the level that allowed seven wins to claim the division a year ago, the Cowboys with a healthy Prescott have pulled away early.

Prescott moving on from his season-ending injury against the same team in the same week on Sunday was a big step for this team, but they'll measure their 4-1 start against and the Patriots in Foxboro next. New England narrowly beat Houston 25-22 on Sunday.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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