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National Football League
Dallas 44, N.Y. Giants 20
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, October 10, 2021
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: John Hussey
Attendance: 93476

Dak Prescott threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys overcame a slew of first-half mistakes to knock off the shorthanded New York Giants 44-20 in Arlington, Texas.

Prescott completed 22 of 32 passes, making up for a sloppy first half in which he tossed an interception and lost a fumble. Ezekiel Elliott added 110 yards and a late touchdown on 21 rushes as Dallas (4-1) assumed a two-game lead on Philadelphia and Washington in the NFC East.

New York hung with the Cowboys for just over a half before its injury-riddled offense simply couldn't keep pace. The Giants (1-4) lost running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion) and receiver Kenny Golladay in the first half.

Rookie receiver Kadarius Toney tried to keep New York in contention with a career-high 10 catches for 189 yards before being ejected in the fourth quarter for throwing a punch. Backup quarterback Mike Glennon completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards and a late touchdown to Devontae Booker, but also tossed two interceptions, including a garbage time pick-six to Anthony Brown.

The Cowboys started the scoring with Greg Zuerlein's 31-yard field goal at the 6:17 mark of the first quarter. They made it 10-0 when Prescott found CeeDee Lamb for a 49-yard touchdown pass with 11:59 left in the first half.

The Giants tied it with Graham Gano's 51-yard field goal and a 1-yard touchdown run from Booker, but Dallas took the lead for good on Prescott's 24-yard scoring strike to Amari Cooper 36 seconds before halftime.

After Gano bombed another 51-yard field goal on New York's first possession of the second half, the Cowboys took over. Prescott flipped a 4-yard touchdown pass to Elliott and Zuerlein hit a 38-yard field goal to make it 27-13 after three quarters.

Elliott ended the competitive phase of the game with a 13-yard touchdown run with 7:34 left. After Booker's second score, Zuerlein tacked on a 31-yard field goal with 1:53 remaining.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
N.Y. Giants   Dallas
Devontae Booker Player Ezekiel Elliott
16 Attempts 21
42 Yards 110
2.6 Avg Yards 5.2
1 Touchdowns 1
14 Long 15
N.Y. Giants   Dallas
Kadarius Toney Player CeeDee Lamb
10 Receptions 4
189 Yards 84
18.9 Avg Yards 21.0
0 Touchdowns 1
38 Long 49
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
N.Y. Giants 367 73 294 2 2 1 2.0 1
Dallas 515 201 314 5 3 2 0.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against New England. The Cowboys have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game at home against L.A. Rams. The Giants have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.