A black cat didn’t lose the game for the Giants last night and no matter how superstitious you may be, it was clear the Dallas Cowboys were the more talented team.
In the end, the 37-18 score was more of a breakdown of the Giants in the fourth quarter, rather than the throttling the score may dictate.
The Giants now lost five straight if you check your NY sports betting apps.
“Yeah, that’s tough,” said quarterback Daniel Jones. “I think we started better than we had in previous weeks, but we still missed a couple of opportunities to score touchdowns when we had the ball down there. That was costly for us. Yeah, in the middle of the game, kind of struggled. We were stagnant a little bit and couldn’t move the ball consistently. It’s frustrating. It’s frustrating to lose, but we have to make sure we learn from it and we improve. I think that’s what we’ll do this week.”
Look the Giants are going to be the type of team that needs to learn from their losses. This one was on the breakdown of the offensive line and Jones’s inability of keeping the football. Points from turnovers were killer for the G-men, which was decisive for Dallas.
As was the Giants inability to put the ball in the endzone from inside the 20.
“I don’t think it’s a trend,” said coach Pat Shurmur. “Today, though, certainly, we did. We got down there and we didn’t… We wanted to give Saquon opportunities running the ball, we didn’t make really any yards doing that. A couple of times it got down to a third down pass that we didn’t complete. So, you kick field goals. That’s part of it. But we just need to do better there.”
Right now, it looks like a lost season. Jones shows promise, but the lack of a solid offensive line is hurting the offensive. Saquon Barkley only had 28 years on 14 carries from scrimmage, although he did have an impressive 65-yar screen pass carry on the day. The Giants were obviously cautious with their star running back, but they need to get better holes for him to run through.
It’s not going to change anytime soon, since rebuilding the line will be a job for the offseason. However, there’s still half a season to play. The Giants needs to keep their heads up and not have the losses get them down.
“Yeah, it’s crazy that you say that, but hey, the way that I look at it and the way I look at life is there are going to be better days,” Barkley said. We are struggling right now and things aren’t going our way, but I’m not going to lose my focus, I’m not going to lose belief in this team and this coaching staff. I’m just going to continue to come to work every single day and I am 100 percent sure that it will turn around. It just hasn’t turned around as soon as we would have liked it to.”
Maybe next week it will with the Giants taking on the Jets at MetLife. Both struggling teams can use that win.
“Yeah, to win the next game is most important,” Shurmur said. “Regardless of what happened this week, winning the next game is the most important thing.”
Regardless of a black cat.