Cowboys reign victorious over the Giants.
In the days leading up to Week 1 of the NFL season, Sunday night’s Cowboys and Giants matchup was of course a main point of discussion as the question lingered over the presence of both teams’ respective offensive key players. For the Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott, who faced suspension after violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy when his ex-girlfriend alleged that he committed acts of domestic violence in 2016, showed up on the field, but for the New York Giants, an ankle injury for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. meant something of an easier bout for the Cowboys defensive backfield while the Cowboys' offense presented quite the opposite for the Giants’ secondary.
In the end, the Cowboys prevailed in a win of 19-3 over the Beckham-less Giants as both teams' regular season got underway. All the while, the shining star on the Cowboys’ end Sunday night was quarterback Dak Prescott, who played a terrific role in raking in all the points scored for Dallas during the first half. His performance was solid throughout the game, securing stats that included a 12-yard touchdown pass to Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten in the second quarter.
As for the Giants, Beckham’s absence was felt as his offensive teammates scrambled to gain momentum, with quarterback Eli Manning throwing only for 221 yards and throwing an interception. All the while, he did complete 29 of 38 passes.
In its purest form, Twitter was of course talking. As Dallas took to its home field at AT&T Stadium before over 90,000 fans, the game was practically in the bag from jump, and the conversation on social media didn’t veer much from that sentiment, save for Giants purists, of course.