The third week of the NFL season kicks off on Monday, because Dallas Cowboys took down his NFC former rival, the New York Giants23-16, on the road—sealing the deal with a last-minute interception.
Both the teams are now level at 2-1 in the season. backup quarterback Cooper Rush was over the top for the Cowboys and will be until post prescott Returns from a broken thumb, which can happen by week 4.
Rush is the first undrafted QB to win each of his three NFL starts and throws for more than 750 yards since Kurt Warner did so in 1999 with the then-St. Louis Rams on his way to a Super Bowl MVP title.
Here are the top dramas from Monday’s action.
Dallas Cowboys 23, New York Giants 16
The NY kept Dallas off the scoreboard in their opening campaign, but the Cowboys’ defense grew bigger on the next campaign, sacking Giants QB Daniel Jones.
were giants This Close to taking an early lead, but his field goal attempt was halted after Cowboy de Dorrance Armstrong was struck twice by the ball., Despite the first quarter, things went goalless in the middle.
Cowboys receiver Noah Brown, who has been turning heads for two weeks, quickly found a rhythm with Rush.
Dallas came second and short on goal when Rush called Ezekiel Elliott unaudible in a line of scrimmage. The Cowboys settled for a field goal on the drive, taking a 3–0 lead to close the first quarter.
on the move
Jones turned on the Jets on the ensuing drive, picked up a big first down and pushed NY into midfield.
The Giants added things up with a field goal of their own on the drive.
It took four Giants defenders to beat Tony Pollard, who broke for a 46-yard run at the start of the second quarter to get the Cowboys into the red zone. Dallas took the lead 6–3 after scoring their second field goal.
Cowboys star linebacker Micah Parsons got the best of Jones in the Giants’ next play, forcing NY to punt.
After another field goal was missed, this time by the Cowboys, it remained a three-point game at halftime.
DeMarcus Lawrence picked up right where he left off in the first half – making the big time sacks.
Jones helped lead his team down the field, hitting 30 yards on back-to-back scrambles in between.
However, Jones was also dismissed twice on the same drive, for 19 yards, and the Giants ended things early in the third quarter with a 51-yard run.
giants on top
NY quickly got the ball back after Dallas was three-out on the following drive. The Giants took a 13-6 lead when Saxon Barkley broke for a 36-yard touchdown run that put MetLife Stadium on its feet.
The Giants’ lead was short-lived, as Elliott struck a punch to the Cowboys to close the third quarter.
Just like that, it was tied again and moved to the last frame.
CeeDee Lamb needed only one hand to give the Cowboys a 20-13 lead in the fourth quarter.
Cowboys cornerback Trayvon Diggs sealed the deal, coming off a massive interception with 1:17.
number 3 goes down
Legendary wideout Sterling Shepard was kicked off the field after suffering an apparent non-contact knee injury during that game-sealing game for Dallas.
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