New York Giants: Zeroes and Heroes of Game 1 at Dallas

Evan Engram, New York Giants. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Evan Engram, New York Giants. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
1 of 3
New York Giants
Eli Manning, New York Giants. Dak Prescot, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The New York Giants took a 35-17 thrashing in Dallas to open the 2019 season. Here are our “Zeroes and Heroes” of Game 1.

It got ugly in Dallas for the New York Giants Sunday in Dallas. After forcing the home side to punt on the first drive of the game, Big Blue took the ball 91 yards downfield for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. After that, it got bad fast. Dallas took it to the house on their next three drives to take a 21-7 advantage into the half.

Things didn’t improve in the third quarter. The G-Men took the opening kick of the second half and drove 75-yards into the red zone in 10 plays. They settled for an Aldric Rosas field goal after fizzling out. Dallas, on the other hand, picked up where they left off, the Pokes scored a pair of touchdowns in their first two drives of the half. It ran their streak to five straight possessions with a touchdown.

Meanwhile, the Giants offense looked out of sync at times with questionable play calling. They still had 470 yards of offense but it was mostly between the 20s. The red zone once again tripped up Big Blue. A problem that plagued the team in 2018.

Hats off to Dallas for playing a good game. Even so, there is plenty of blame to go around for the Giants. Additionally, as hard as it may be to find heroes in a lopsided loss, they exist. Big Blue did have some nice plays of their own on Sunday. Here are our zeroes and heroes of week one.