The Cowboys didn’t start as well as they did on Sunday in the Vikings’ breakthrough. On their first trip, former Cowboys linebacker Jalon Smith has stopped Ezekiel Elliott 1 yard more than fourth and second at Dallas 40. On second possession Duck Prescott was chosen Rodarius Williams.
The Giants used the short field after being stopped by Elliot Smith for 57 yards. Graham Gano field goal. It was a five play game, 1 yard drive after Dorans Armstrong bag Daniel Jones and a fine for Sheena Phillips it nullified the touchdown.
The proper tackle was cited for being illegally positioned at the bottom of the field, prompting Brian Daball to drop his headset and hurl profanity at officials.
That would have been a 24 yard touchdown from Jones to Isaiah Hodgins.
Two plays later, on the third and 22nd, Jones was penalized for an intentional touchdown.
The Giants took a 3-0 lead after Gano’s field goal, which was essentially a gift to the Cowboys.
Dallas finally got on the board in the first game of the second quarter when Ezekiel Elliot ran for 6 yards for a 7–3 lead.
He completed the Cowboys’ 93-yard run with 11 games.