Prescott Looked Good, but Giants Win Season Opener

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The New York Giants got their first win of the Ben McAdoo era beating the Dallas Cowboys 20-19. Due to the injury of Tony Romo, fourth-round pick, Dak Prescott was handed the keys to the offense. Cowboys fans are expecting a lot out of him and another talented rookie in Ezekiel Elliott.

The Cowboys played well in the first half but had issues scoring touchdowns. While they settled for field goals, the Giants were scoring touchdowns in the red zone to lead 13-9 going into halftime because of a missed extra point by Randy Bullock. Before the season started there were a lot of questions as to whether Victor Cruz can still be an impact player in the NFL.

Victor Cruz in his first NFL game in seven hundred days showed the world that he still is that type of player in the league with a game-winning 3-yard touchdown catch, afterwards doing his trademark salsa with his teammates to celebrate him officially being back.

The Giants almost gave the game away, but thanks to Terrance Williams not getting out of bounds when he caught a pass for a first down at the Giants’ 40-yard line, they escaped a late surge by the Cowboys since they had no timeouts left to stop the clock.

Dak Prescott had a solid game in his NFL debut, looking real composed and made a lot of good throws in this game completing 25-of-44 for 227 yards. Elliott, on the other hand only had 51 yards rushing the football on 20 carries and a touchdown. Eli Manning finished the game 19-of-28 for 207 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Rashad Jennings was the leading rusher with 18 carries for 75 yards and Jonathan Casillas led the team in tackles with 10.

Also, former Oklahoma standout Sterling Shepard made his NFL debut in a heart-warming return to Dallas, where his dad formerly played. However, Shepard spent his time in town disrupting the Dallas secondary with three receptions, for 43 yards one of which being his first touchdown reception in the NFL, on a spectacular veteran-like grab.

 

 

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