Written by Ralph Uriarte
Dallas 27 Washington 24
The game feature two NFC East teams both lost week one. The loser was going to be 0-2 to start the season an neither team wanted that hanging over their heads. The game played out like most NFC East divisional games, hard fought and close to the very end..
Dak Prescott was nearly flawless, Kirk Cousins threw for plenty of yards, but Cousins lone mistake would prove costly. Barry Church intercepted Cousins in the end zone to rob Washington of guaranteed points.
- Dak Prescott- 22/30 278 yards 1 rushing TD 0 INT
- Kirk Cousins- 28/46 350 yards 1 TD 1 INT
The rushing was about even, Matt Jones scored for Washington and Ezekiel Elliott scored for Dallas. The knife in the back was Alfred Morris, who carried the rock past the goal line after Zeke fumbled for his second time in the game. Dallas recovered both fumbles. Morris as you may remember came to Dallas as a free agent from Washington.
- Matt Jones- 13 carries 61 yards 1 TD
- Alfred Morris- 5 carries 7 yards 1 TD
- Ezekiel Elliott- 21 carries 83 yards 1 TD
Prior to the game, Washington announced they would not put their newly signed big free agent corner over Dez Bryant, the team had faith in Breeland. Breeland was torched last week by Antonio Brown, but he has usually fared well against Dez Bryant. This time, Breeland didn’t do so well. Dez torched Breeland and eventually Washington gave in and let Norman follow Dez around the field and he fared much better than Breeland had.
When Breeland was covering Dez, Prescott took full advantage of the mismatch and made Washington pay dearly for the mistake.
When Norman was covering Dez and their was good coverage on Witten, Prescott found another favorite target, Cole Beasley. The little guy continued to carve up the Washington defense every time they forgot about him.
- Dez Bryant- 7 receptions 102 yards
- Cole Beasley- 5 receptions 75 yards
In the end, one costly interception cost Washington the game and now they sit 0-2 to begin the season.
Giants 16 Saints 13
I expected a high scoring game of gunslinger like the last time these two teams met last year. That was very much not the case today.
The Giants won the game without a single offensive touchdown. The only touchdown scored by the Giants was a missed field goal returned for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins. The rest of the Giants points were put up by kicker Josh Brown.
I knew the Giants had problems, but come one, seriously? and Drew Brees, you too? Brees had one touchdown to Willie Snead for 17 yards and that’s it.
Both teams should be ashamed, This game was atrocious, the Giants had three turnovers to go with their 417 total yards.
- Eli Manning- 32/41 368
- Drew Brees- 29/44 263 1 TD
All those yards and not much to show for it, other than field goals.
One thing is certain, the NFC East will belong to which ever team screws up the least. The Giants are 2-0 with this abysmal performance and they snuck out of Dallas with a win last week because T.Willy doesn’t know how to get out of bounds. The Giants have lady luck in their corner thus far. Let’s see how far she takes them.
Be sure to check out my article tomorrow on the Eagles MNF game.