CeeDee Lamb made a one-handed touchdown catch with 8:30 left to cap a go-ahead drive that featured a big fourth-down bet from Mike McCarthy, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 23-16 on Monday night.
Ezekiel Elliott also scored on a 1-yard run to ignite a comeback from a seven-point deficit and Brett Maher kicked three field goals as the Cowboys (2-1) beat the Giants (2-1) for the 10th time in 11 games. games. . Cooper Rush threw for 210 yards, including the 1-yard touchdown pass to Lamb, as the quarterback won his second straight game replacing the injured Dak Prescott.
Saquon Barkley scored on a 36-yard touchdown run that gave the Giants a brief 13-6 lead in the third quarter. The Giants’ Graham Gano added three field goals, including a 51-yarder with 3:37 left to make it a one-touchdown game at 23-16. The Giants subsequently got the ball back with 1:45 left, but the series quickly ended with an interception by Trevon Diggs, sending New York coach Brian Daboll to his first loss.
If there was one crucial play in the game, it came from McCarthy. Facing a fourth-and-four in the Giants’ 41 with the score tied at 13 and 10:27 to play, the Dallas coach went for the first down. Rush hit Lamb right in the crossbars on the next play and then hit tight end Peyton Hendershot for 10. He then found Lamb on back-to-back 26 passes and then the sensational one-handed shot on a fade route for the score. the advantage.
Dallas entered the game having allowed just one touchdown in each of its first two games, and the trend continued Monday night. The defense chased down Daniel Jones, sacking him five times, with DeMarcus Lawrence tying his career high with three.
The Cowboys also had a big special teams play when defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong blocked Gano’s 47-yard field goal attempt on New York’s opening possession.