Giants takeaways from 44-20 loss to Cowboys, including injuries to Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and more


Daniel Jones tackled at goal line vs Cowboys

The Giants lost a game to the Dallas Cowboys and a chance to stay in the early race in the NFC East. But the bad news for them is they lost a lot more than that.

In an unbelievably dark twist of fate, the Giants lost their three best offensive players in the first half of their 44-20 loss in Dallas on Sunday afternoon — two of them with frightening injuries. Quarterback Daniel Jones left with what was surely a concussion off a scary helmet-to-helmet hit, and Saquon Barkley left with an ugly-looking ankle injury. And while it wasn’t clear when receiver Kenny Golladay got hurt, he didn’t come out of the locker room after halftime because of an injured knee.

That left the Giants to go with Mike Glennon at quarterback and Devontae Booker at running back in the second half, and a patchwork receiving corps that was already without Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Darius Slayton (hamstring).

And they might have to go without several of those players for a lot longer than that.

Barkley and Jones, of course, are the Giants’ two most indispensable players, and both really looked like they were finding their form in the Giants’ win last week in New Orleans. Barkley finally looked healthy and explosive for the first time since tearing his ACL a year ago. And Jones was looking like a franchise quarterback and had just thrown for a career-high 402 yards.

Barkley’s injury came with 34 seconds left in the first quarter. Jones sailed a pass over Barkley’s head for what seemed to be a harmless incompletion. But as Barkley slowed down, his left foot stepped on the foot of Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis. That caused his left ankle to bend in a way ankles just shouldn’t bend. And by the time he got to the sidelines, it had swelled up like a balloon.

The Jones injury came late in the second quarter. The Giants had a 1st and goal from the Cowboys two-yard line, but couldn’t get in on two runs by Booker. So on…

Source : yahoo

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