Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in MetLife Stadium in New York was a day of celebration for the New York Giants fans, as their team narrowly defeated the Dallas Cowboys in a 23-19 victory. The Giants rode a rushing game that produced 125 yards and one rushing touchdown, to go along with a Daniel Jones performance of 229 yards, two touchdowns.
Jones contributed to this win by completing 17 of 25 passes, finishing the game with 229 yards, one interception, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 106.90.
The Giants deployed a rushing game led by Wayne Gallman Jr and Alfred Morris. For the game, Gallman Jr carried the ball 11 times and rushed for 65 yards, leading to no touchdowns. Morris supplemented by carrying the ball five times for a total of 12 yards. In the passing game, the Giants’ top receivers were Dante Pettis and Sterling Shepard. Pettis caught two passes for a total of 43 yards, while Shepard contributed with 112 yards from eight passes.
With no forced fumbles, one tackle for loss and six sacks , the Giants got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.
For the losing team, Andy Dalton finished the game completing 29 of 47 passes to lead the way for the Cowboys. This performance by Dalton led to a QB rating of 66.20, and game stats of 243 yards, one interception and no touchdowns.
The rushing game for the Cowboys was led by Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott. For the game, Pollard rushed for 15 yards from carrying the football five times. Meanwhile Elliott carried the ball 14 times for a total of 42 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Cowboys included Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb. Gallup caught four passes for a total of 49 yards, while Lamb contributed with 43 yards from five passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Cowboys defense ended the game with two sacks, and two tackles for loss, to go along with no forced fumbles.
With the win, the Giants leave with a record of 6-10 for the season, while the Cowboys record for the season now stands at 6-10.