CeeDee Lamb made a one-handed landing catch with 8:30 to play to cap a go-ahead drive that featured a giant fourth-down gamble by Mike McCarthy, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 23-16 on Monday night time.
Ezekiel Elliott additionally scored on a one-yard run to ignite a comeback from a seven-point deficit and Brett Maher kicked three subject objectives because the Cowboys (2-1) beat the Giants (2-1) for the tenth time in 11 video games. Cooper Rush threw for 210 yards, together with the one-yard landing cross to Lamb, because the quarterback received his second straight sport filling in for the injured Dak Prescott.
Saquon Barkley scored on a weaving 36-yard landing run that gave the Giants a quick 13-6 lead within the third quarter. The Giants’ Graham Gano added three subject objectives, together with a 51-yarder with 3:37 to play to make it a one-score sport at 23-16. The Giants subsequently received the ball again with 1:45 to play, however the sequence ended shortly with an interception by Trevon Diggs, sending New York coach Brian Daboll to his first defeat.
If there was one essential play within the sport, it got here from McCarthy. Confronted with a fourth-and-four on the Giants 41 with the rating tied at 13 and 10:27 to play, the Dallas coach went for the primary down. Rush hit Lamb proper on the sticks on the following play after which hit tight finish Peyton Hendershot for 10. He then discovered Lamb on consecutive passes of 26 after which the sensational one-hander on a fade route for the go-ahead rating.
Dallas got here into the sport having allowed just one landing in every of their first two video games, and the pattern continued on Monday night time. The protection hounded Daniel Jones, sacking him 5 occasions, with DeMarcus Lawrence tying his profession excessive with three.
The Cowboys additionally received a giant play on particular groups as defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong blocked a 47-yard subject objective try by Gano on New York’s opening possession.