Were the Cowboys that good on Sunday night, or did the Giants just totally suck? Probably a little bit of both.

Dallas ROUTED New York at MetLife, 40-0, meaning that the G-men have now lost their last two games to division rivals by a combined scored of 78 to 7. The box score from this one provides some absolutely laughable lines, such as:

  • Daniel Jones: 15 for 28, 104 yards, 2 interceptions (sacked 7 times for 47 yard loss)
  • Saquon Barkley: 12 carries for 51 yards, clobbered on a pass catch for a pick-six
  • Darren Waller: 3 receptions for 36 yards to lead the Giants
  • all Giants not named Waller: 14 receptions for 74 yards (5.28 yards per reception)
  • five New York fumbles
  • Graham Gano: 0/2 on field goals, 0/0 on extra points (first FG blocked, then missed from 36)

It was truly a wretched display of football. And the funny thing is that Dak Prescott finished with 0 TD passes and just 13 completions because Dallas had a defensive score, a special teams score, and a trio of running touchdowns. It was the weirdest 40-0 blowout, to cap off a weird Week 1 in which Cincy got shelled, the Chiefs lost at home, and the Cardinals would have won in Washington if they had any semblance of a QB or offense.

If this small sample size is anything to go by, it does indeed look like a three-team race for the NFC title between San Fran, Dallas, and Philly. Basically what we thought the entire time. Detroit looked good and so did Green Bay and LA as well, so we’ll keep an eye on those jabroni squads.

Meantime, chew on these remarkable benchmarks that the G-Men cleared: