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NFL: Dak Prescott’s 4 TDs Fuel Cowboys’ 35 – 17 Rout of New York Giants

Dak Prescott (left) and Ezekiel Elliott had little trouble getting past the Giants in the first game of the 2019 NFL season.

Led by Dak Prescott‘s 405 yards passing, the Dallas Cowboys easily defeated New York Giants by a lopsided 35-17 score Sunday, Sept. 8, at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

Prescott powered Dallas to the win with his 405 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions, leading to a 158.30 passer rating. With a rushing game that produced a rushing usage index of 44.5 to 75.5 for the Giants, the Cowboys produced a total OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) of 275.375 to get the win.

Ezekiel Elliott proved he was ready for Week 1 by rushing for 54 yards and a score in his first action after a prolonged holdout in the offseason.

Eli Manning put the Giants on the board first with a 1-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter, but it was all Cowboys after that. Prescott notched the first of his touchdown passes late in the first, and he added two more in the second as Dallas led 21-7 at halftime.

Prescott’s performance helped Dallas record an OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) score of 275.375. Dallas Cowboys put up a total DVS (Defensive Value Score) index of 1.0, compared to 0.0 for New York Giants. That came from two hits and one sack in the win.