The Dallas Cowboys inflict a humiliating defeat on the New York Giants to start the new NFL season and break several records in the process.
The first Sunday Night Game of the new NFL season became a game for the history books! The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 40-0 in their stadium.
The shutout defeat at MetLife Stadium was the highest of its kind in the history of this duel. It was even worse than the Giants’ 35-0 defeat by the Texans in 1995, when the game also marked the NFL season opener for both teams.
For the Cowboys, it was also their highest win-loss record in the first game of the season. They surpassed their record from 1978, when they defeated the Baltimore Colts 38-0.
The misery for the Giants started early when Noah Igbinoghene ran a blocked field goal attempt 58 yards into the opponent’s end zone seven minutes into the first quarter.
When running back Tony Pollard scored a touchdown just before the end of the first half to make it 26-0, the game was already over.
Pollard also carried the football into the Giants’ end zone with a short run in the third quarter before KaVontae Turpin scored another touchdown and kicker Brandon Aubrey converted the extra point to make it 40-0.
Prescott outshines Jones
The duel of the quarterbacks also went clearly to the Cowboys. Dak Prescott managed 143 yards. He was not even intercepted or sacked.
Daniel Jones, on the other hand, only gained 104 yards. In addition, there were two interceptions and seven sacks.