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Dak Prescott accepted the problem.

The Dallas quarterback threw a 64-yard landing move to Tavon Austin on the third play of the sport and the Cowboys sacked Eli Manning six occasions in a 20-13 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday evening.

The Dallas defence was sturdy once more, simply as in a gap loss at Carolina, because the Cowboys (1-1) averted the primary 0-2 begin in seven seasons beneath coach Jason Garrett.

Manning and the Giants have began 0-2 for the fifth time up to now six seasons.

After saying « challenge accepted » throughout the week to Giants security Landon Collins’ suggestion that New York had a greater likelihood by forcing Prescott to throw, the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year hit Austin in stride behind cornerback Janoris Jenkins. The speedy receiver reduce to his proper earlier than trotting throughout the aim line at an angle.

« We definitely hear that, » Prescott mentioned. « I kind of said the challenge accepted, I said I accepted it. But I can tell you I wasn’t the only one who accepted that challenge. This team accepted it. That offence accepted it. We wanted to go out there and just show you guys. »

Dallas operating again Ezekiel Elliott outgained Saquon Barkley within the first assembly within the execs between the previous faculty rivals and excessive NFL draft picks. Elliott, who starred at Ohio State, rushed for 78 yards with a landing. Barkley, from Penn State, had simply 28.

Even Prescott outrushed Barkley, ending with a career-high 45 yards on the bottom whereas throwing for 160.

Brett Maher had the primary two discipline targets of his NFL profession, together with a 29-yarder after Damien Wilson pressured a fumble on a sack of Manning and Taco Charlton recovered.

Defence key to victory 

The Cowboys shared the wealth on the sacks, with six completely different gamers recording a sack apiece: the linebacker Wilson, security Kavon Frazier and defensive linemen Charlton, DeMarcus Lawrence, Antwaun Woods and Tyrone Crawford.

« He’s been in this league for a long time, he can read defences, and to shake him up a little bit is always good, » Crawford mentioned.

The Giants had questions with the offensive entrance, and so they’ll solely develop after Manning completed two sacks shy of essentially the most in his profession. New York additionally misplaced centre Jon Halapio, who was carted off with an air forged on his proper leg within the third quarter.

Manning transformed a pair of fourth downs on sneaks, however the sacks helped hold the Giants from changing these into factors. He was even hammered when he wasn’t behind the road of scrimmage — on a success by linebacker Jaylon Smith on a 1-yard achieve earlier than New York’s first factors on Aldrick Rosas’ 28-yard discipline aim late within the third quarter.

« Eli’s confident, » coach Pat Shurmur mentioned. « He’s a pro and he battled throughout the game and I thought he did a good job. I sense confidence, yes. »

Prescott fooled the New York defence a number of occasions with pretend handoffs to Elliott on keepers round finish. The longest was a 15-yarder on Dallas’ second possession, resulting in Maher’s first NFL discipline aim from 37 yards.

For the second straight week, the Giants did not get a landing till the fourth quarter. New York made it attention-grabbing when Michael Thomas recovered an onside kick after Manning’s 18-yard scoring move to Evan Engram with 1:27 remaining.

The Giants settled for Rosas’ 38-yard discipline aim to get inside a landing with 11 seconds remaining, however the subsequent onside kick went out of bounds.

Manning completed 33 of 44 for 279 yards. Austin had two catches and led Dallas with 79 yards receiving.

Note: « Previously Published on: 2018-09-16 23:30:41, as ‘Prescott shoves Giants apart as Cowboys win residence opener’ on CBC RADIO-CANADA. Here is a supply hyperlink for the Article’s Image(s) and Content ».

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