The Giants got off to a promising start to the game. They continued their game-plan from the first half of their game against the Indianapolis Colts, using misdirection and scheme to compensate for their offensive line and the absence of Odell Beckham Jr. They sprinted into scoring position on the first drive of the game, only for Eli Manning to make an ill-advised throw into double-coverage and end the drive on an interception.
Their second drive ended the same way when TE Scott Simonson did not prove up to the task of blocking DeMarcus Lawrence one-on-one, and the defensive end hit Manning’s arm to force a tip-drill interception.
The Giants’ defense got off to a good start against a Dallas offense missing Ezekiel Elliott as well as offensive linemen Tyron Smith and Zack Martin. Olivier Vernon, in particular, had a good half, adding a pair of sacks to his season total The Giants kept the Dallas offense in it with a huge number of costly penalties. It eventually caught up with them as the Cowboys scored touchdowns on back-to-back drives in the second quarter.
The Giants finally got on the board after a fantastic throw and catch by Manning to Cody Latimer for a touchdown to end the half.
Because Dallas won the coin toss and chose to defer, the Cowboys will get the ball to start the second half.
Cornerback Grant Haley is being evaluated for a concussion.
Use this as your open thread for the second half.