Dallas Cowboys dominate second half in win over NFC rival East Giants

Dallas Cowboys the offense keeps clicking all the cylinders.

The Cowboys scored 21 unanswered points in the second half, beating their opponent from the NFC East. New York Giants on Thanksgiving Day, 28-20.

In their last five games, Dallas has averaged 33.8 points per game, going 4-1 in that time.

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Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a touchdown with #13 Michael Gallup of the Dallas Cowboys in the second half at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a touchdown with #13 Michael Gallup of the Dallas Cowboys in the second half at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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The Giants’ touchdown was called off due to an ineligible bottom fielder, but Graham Gano still managed to hit a 57-yard field goal. After Ezekiel Elliot gave the Cowboys a 7–3 lead, Saquon Barkley responded with a rushing touchdown to make it 10-7 to Big Blue. Duck Prescott also threw two interceptions in the first half, the last of which the Giants were able to turn into another field goal before the end of the half.

Prescott then took over strong drive to open the second halfpassing for 75 yards in 14 plays, the last of which was a 15-yard touchdown for Dalton Schultz—Brett Maher’s subsequent PAT gave the Cowboys a 14–13 lead.

It was just a preview of what was to come.

Dalton Schultz, No. 86, of the Dallas Cowboys, celebrates a second-half touchdown against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Dalton Schultz, No. 86, of the Dallas Cowboys, celebrates a second-half touchdown against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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The Giants then flipped the ball on a down in their own half of the field, and Dallas responded with another Schultz touchdown. Dallas led 21-13 with two minutes to go in third.

After the Giants hit early in the fourth round, Dallas scored their third touchdown in a row, this time courtesy of Peyton Hendershot, and the Cowboys took a 28–13 lead.

The cowboys scattered the bettors… look away. The Giants scored a touchdown eight seconds from cover. They attempted a side kick but C.D. Lamb recovered to freeze the ball play.

It wasn’t just the Cowboys’ offense that impressed Jerry World, as Dallas was able to hold off the Giants’ superb running game, allowing just 90 yards on the ground.

Early Thursday, New York had 157.2 yards per game, fourth in the NFL.

Lamb led all receivers with six catches for 106 yards, while Elliott and Tony Pollard combined for 152 yards on 34 carries.

Dak Prescott, number 4, of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after the first down in the first half of a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Dak Prescott, number 4, of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after the first down in the first half of a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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The Cowboys, now 8–3, will host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13, while the 7–4 Giants, who have lost three of their last four, will host the Washington Commanders 6–5.