The Giants are set to travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys Sunday @4:25. The Giants (0-4) are looking for their first win while the Cowboys (1-3) are looking to bounce back after a loss to the Browns last weekend. This is a must-win game for the Giants if they want any opportunity to compete in the terrible NFC East. The next three games are all divisional games (Cowboys, Washington, Eagles). A win for the Giants would be huge going into the divisional part of the schedule. Here are 5 players to watch for in Sunday’s game.
QB Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones has struggled thus far four weeks into the season. He will be facing a struggling Cowboys defense that has given up 30+ points in the last three games. This would be a golden opportunity for the Giants and Jones to bounce back and score some touchdowns, something they haven’t done since week 2. The Cowboys secondary is slim and has also struggled, giving Jones some options through the air.
CB James Bradberry
Bradberry has led the NFL with 9 passes defended. He has been playing well and is one of the few bright spots on this team thus far. Bradberry will have his hands full facing a good trio of WRs from Dallas (Cooper, Lamb, Gallup). The Cowboys offense has also struggled with one thing, turnovers, ranking last in the NFL at -7. Bradberry has one interception this season and had a fumble recovery last week. Look for him to make a game-changing play Sunday.
RB Devonta Freeman
Freeman saw his workload increase slightly last Sunday, splitting carries with Wayne Gallman. Freeman looked to be making some progress, and should see more carries Sunday. Freeman was more involved in the pass game last Sunday. Look to see him make an impact on the ground, with a prediction of him running a touchdown in the red zone.
EDGE Lorenzo Carter
The Cowboys lost both starting tackles for the year this season, and their starting center is banged up. With some new tackles starting Sunday’s game, this can give a great opportunity for Carter to get to Prescott. Carter has just one sack on the year coming from week 2 in Chicago. Look for Carter to lick his chops Sunday and try to log another sack on the season. Prescott has also had a fumbling issue this year. Carter forced a fumble six last year when he sacked Tom Brady and forced a fumble returned by Markus Golden. Look for an opportunity to arise for Carter on the edge.
LB Tae Crowder
This one is a sleeper for me. He went from being “Mr. Irrelevant” in the 2020 NFL Draft to getting more playing time over LB Devante Downs Sunday. On the first play of the second half Crowder had what looked like an interception, but was ruled incomplete. He also made some good tackles. Crowder showed he is able to cover in the middle of the field. As a rookie he will have his hands full defending the run in Pro-Bowl RB Zeke Elliot and also covering over the middle of the field with the receiver core and TE Dalton Shultz. Look for Crowder to be a diamond in the rough Sunday and make some good plays.
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