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Dallas Cowboys defeat the banged-up Giants on Thanksgiving day

ARLINGTON — The Giants acquired their turkey cooked on Thanksgiving Day, and Odell Beckham Jr. inched one step nearer to turning into a Dallas Cowboy.

The Cowboys romped to a 28-20 NFC East vacation win at a rowdy AT&T Stadium, holding the Giants scoreless for a lot of the second half till a rubbish time Daniel Jones 1-yard TD move to Richie James with eight seconds to play.

Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb recovered the following onside kick to finish it.

Dallas scored three tight finish touchdowns: two by Dalton Schultz and one by Peyton Hendershot. Tight finish Jake Ferguson hurdled a Giants defender within the fourth quarter.

The Giants’ banged-up secondary had no reply for Lamb with three of their four starters out, regardless of two first-half interceptions of Dak Prescott.

Dallas edge rusher Micah Parsons recorded two sacks. And Saquon Barkley was held to 39 speeding yards, along with dropping an enormous fourth down Jones move within the third quarter. Barkley has 61 complete speeding yards in his final two video games.

Beckham, the highly-coveted free agent receiver, plans to go to the Giants, Cowboys, and Payments, whereas persevering with conversations with the Ravens and Chiefs, per CBS insider Josina Anderson.

Beckham’s Cowboys go to is scheduled for Dec. 5, based on FOX’s Jay Glazer. And Giants brass plans to huddle and focus on when OBJ would cease by East Rutherford, N.J. once more.

However it’s solely potential at this price that the Giants and Beckham could desk their mutual curiosity in a reunion for 2023 and past.

The Giants (7-4) have misplaced three of their final 4. Their four-game NFC East stretch continues with a Week 13 residence sport in opposition to the Washington Commanders (6-5) in 10 days. Washington hosts the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon.

The Cowboys (8-3) reasserted themselves in second place within the division behind the Philadelphia Eagles (9-1), who host the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Sunday night time.

Hendershot’s 2-yard TD run with 8:53 to play put Dallas up 28-13 and successfully ended the sport. The ten-play, 80-yard Cowboys TD drive was the third Dallas TD drive of 75 yards or extra on the day.

The Cowboys outscored the Giants 14-0 in a lopsided third quarter — on two Prescott TD passes to tight finish Schultz — to take a 21-13 lead into the fourth.

Dallas managed possession for nearly 10 minutes (9:44) of the 15-minute quarter, beginning with a 14-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with a 15-yard TD move to Schultz on third and aim.

Then Barkley dropped a 4th and 1 move from Jones when Brian Daboll rolled the cube on 4th and 1 from the Giants’ personal 44-yard line with 4:07 left within the third. The move was low and behind Barkley, however he nonetheless ought to have caught it.

Cowboys defensive finish DeMarcus Lawrence had trash-talked the Giants’ sideline previous to the play, together with his fingers out saying “deliver it on.” And the Giants inexplicably had solely 10 gamers on the sector for that pivotal play.

Schultz then caught a 6-yard TD move with 2:02 left within the third quarter to place the Giants on their heels coming into the fourth.

The Giants led the Cowboys, 13-7, at halftime regardless of being outgained 208 yards to 160 and surrendering 92 speeding yards to Dallas.

Prescott shot Dallas within the foot with two first-half interceptions to Giants nook Rodarius Williams and security Julian Love — which matched the Giants’ interception complete by way of their first 10 video games.

The Giants’ secondary did that with three of their 4 starters out because of harm.

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The Cowboys additionally dedicated seven first-half penalties to the Giants’ 4. Two Cowboys defensive penalties prolonged two of the Giants’ scoring drives.

And a 3rd penalty by nook Trevon Diggs canceled out a late second quarter interception by security Donovan Wilson.

Giants kicker Graham Gano hit 57-yard and 47-yard area targets. He made the primary for an early 3-0 lead after a fourth down cease of Ezekiel Elliott by ex-Cowboy Jaylon Smith at Dallas’ 40-yard line.

An Elliott 6-yard TD run put Dallas up, 7-3, on the primary play of the second quarter to cap an 11-play, 93-yard drive. However Darius Slayton made a leaping 44-yard catch to arrange a 1-yard Barkley TD run for the 10-7 lead at 9:28.

Giants nook Darnay Holmes then broke up a Prescott throw supposed for Lamb that Love picked and returned to the Giants’ 31-yard line with 1:50 to play within the half.

And Gano made his second area aim on the halftime buzzer for the six-point lead. The Giants have been lucky to guide regardless of Barkley having solely 29 speeding yards on the half.

They by no means acquired him going — or themselves going — within the second half to carry on.

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