The Dallas Cowboys showed up Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 in AT&T Stadium in Dallas and sneaked past the New York Giants by a nail-biting 37-34 victory. The Cowboys deployed a rushing game that produced 126 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to go along with a total team offensive output of 402 yards. Quarterback Dak Prescott contributed with 166 yards and zero touchdowns for the game.
Prescott finished the game completing 14 of 21 passes, to lead the way for the Cowboys. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 70.70, coming from a performance that included 166 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception for the game.
Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard led the rushing game for the Cowboys. Elliott rushed for 91 yards from carrying the football 19 times. Elliott was helped by Pollard who carried the football six times for a total of 30 yards. In the passing game, Prescott was most successful throwing the ball to Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb. Gallup caught four passes for a total of 73 yards, while Lamb contributed with 124 yards from eight passes.
The Cowboys’ defense contributed to the win with two sacks, one forced fumble, three tackles for loss, and scored one defensive touchdown.
In a losing effort for the Giants, Daniel Jones attempted 21 passes and completed 20 of them. This performance resulted in 222 yards, no interceptions, no touchdowns and a passer rating of 80.60 for the game.
The rushing game for the Giants was led by Devonta Freeman and Wayne Gallman Jr. For the game, Freeman rushed for 60 yards from carrying the football 17 times. Meanwhile Gallman Jr carried the ball 5 times for a total of 24 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Giants included Darius Slayton and Golden Tate. Slayton caught eight passes for a total of 129 yards, while Tate contributed with 42 yards from four passes.
In their loss, the Giants defense contributed with no forced fumbles and two tackles to go along with two sacks and one defensive touchdown. This production from the Giants defense was not enough help get a win.
After this game, the Cowboys improved to a record of 1-0, while the Giants dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Cowboys now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Giants who now have 0-1 record.