Bad football teams have the ability to make mediocre football teams look good. That’s precisely what the New York Giants did on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense had their second-consecutive game of at least 30 points. Prescott passed for a career high 332 yards and had 3 touchdowns in a 30-10 win over the Giants.
Running back Rod Smith recorded a career best 113 receiver yards out of the backfield. Smith totaled 160 yards, 1 touchdown through the air and another rushing score.
The two led the Cowboys’ offense to 20 second half points after a slow first half start.
Amid the Cowboys’ 20-point barrage, wide receiver Dez Bryant had a vintage slant catch that he took all the way to the house.
Dallas kept their slight playoff chances alive with the win.
On the defensive side, the Cowboys were certainly happy to have weak side linebacker Sean Lee back. Lee made his presence known after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury. The veteran linebacker was all over the field on defense, leading the team with a whooping 18 tackles on Sunday.
It’s worth noting that running back Ezekiel Elliott’s return is right around the corner. Elliott’s suspension is down to just one game. He’ll miss the Cowboys’ Week 15 game versus the Oakland Raiders. He is due to return Christmas Eve against the Seattle Seahawks.
Meaning, the Cowboys’ playoff hopes are still alive with Elliott’s return coming soon.