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Notes & Stats: Week 3 by the numbers


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notes and statistics from the Giants' 23-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in MetLife Stadium:

*The Giants fell to 2-1, including 1-1 at home. They will conclude their three-game homestand against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

*The Giants trailed at halftime, 6-3. They have not scored a first-half touchdown in their three games this year and seven consecutive games dating back to last season.

*Daniel Jones completed 20 of a season-high 37 passes for 196 yards, no touchdowns and one interception – by Trevon Diggs on the Giants' final offensive play - for a passer rating of 57.9. He was also sacked five times, including three by DeMarcus Lawrence. Jones was also sacked five times in the season-opening victory in Tennessee.

*Jones rushed for 79 yards on nine carries, an 8.8-yard average. The nine attempts were one less than the career-high he set last week against Carolina (a total that included two kneel-downs) and was the fifth time he has had nine rushes in a game. The 79 yards was the third-highest total of his career, after 95 at Washington on Sept. 16, 2021, and 92 in Philadelphia on Oct. 22, 2020.

*Saquon Barkley led the Giants with 81 rushing yards on 14 carries, including a 36-yarder for the team's only touchdown. Barkley scored on his 12th carry of the game; he totaled 39 yards on his first 11 attempts.

*Barkley's 36-yard touchdown run was his longest on the ground since he scored on a 68-yarder vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 29, 2019.

*Sterling Shepard led the Giants with five receptions for 49 yards but suffered a potentially serious knee injury on the play on which Diggs intercepted Jones. Barkley (45 yards), rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger (40) and wide receiver Richie James (36) each had four catches.

*Barkley increased his career receptions total to 203.

View photos from the Giants' Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium.

*Wide receiver Kenny Golladay saw significantly more action than last week, when he participated in just two plays, but did not catch a pass. He had a 20-yard catch that was nullified by Shepard's offensive pass interference penalty.

*Kicker Graham Gano scored the majority of the Giants' points for the second game in a row with a 42-yard field goal and a pair of 51-yarders. Last week against the Panthers, he kicked four field goals, including 51 and 56 yarders, the latter the game-deciding points with 3:34 remaining in the game.

*This was the sixth game in which a Giants kicker had two 50+-yard field goals. Gano has five of them. The only other kicker to do it was Raul Allegre, who kicked 53 and 52-yarders at Philadelphia on Nov. 15, 1987.

*In his 35 games with the Giants, Gano has kicked 16 field goals of at least 50 yards. Before his arrival, the franchise record was nine, set by Joe Danelo from 1976-82.

*Gano's 47-yard field goal attempt on the Giants' first offensive possession was blocked by Dorance Armstrong. It was the first Giants field goal attempt that was blocked since Dec. 17, 2017, when Philadelphia's Malcolm Jenkins got his hands on Aldrick Rosas' 48-yard try.

*Outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux made his NFL debut and Azeez Ojulari played in his first 2022 game after they were inactive the first two weeks with knee and calf injuries, respectively.

Both players started. Thibodeaux, the fifth overall selection in this year's NFL Draft, was credited with one solo tackle and a pass defensed and Ojulari, who led the Giants with 8.0 sacks as a rookie last season, assisted on one stop.

*Safety Julian Love led the Giants with 14 tackles (four solo).

*The defense registered neither a sack nor a takeaway.

*Defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who never missed a game in high school or college, was not in uniform for the first time in his eight-year NFL career. Since entering the league as the Jets' first-round draft choice in 2015, he had played in 114 games with 106 starts. Williams had also been tied with linebacker Tae Crowder for the Giants' longest starting streak at 21 consecutive games.

*Nick Williams started for Leonard Williams and had three tackles (one solo). It was his 38th career start in his 78th regular-season games. Nick Williams started all 17 games for the Detroit Lions last season.

*Third-year defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux, elevated from the practice squad Monday because of Leonard William's absence, made his Giants debut. He assisted on three tackles.

*Dallas' Tony Pollard rushed for 105 yards on 13 carries, including a game long 46-yarder. He is the second back in as many weeks to run for more than 100 yards against the Giants; Carolina's Christian McCaffrey rushed for 102 yards last week, including a 49-yarder.

*Dallas receiver CeeDee Lamb finished with game-high totals of eight receptions for 87 yards, including a 26-yarder that immediately preceded his one-hand, one-yard touchdown catch on a throw from Cooper Rush.

*Lawrence's 3.0 sacks of Jones were the highest total by a Giants' opponent since Arizona's Haason Reddick had 5.0 in MetLife on Dec. 13, 2020. Lawrence has 5.0 sacks of Jones, the highest total by any opponent in the quarterback's four seasons. (Two of Reddick's sacks two years ago were on Colt McCoy.) Lawrence left the game in the third quarter with a foot injury.

Four players have sacked Jones four times – Reddick, Chandler Jones, Shaquil Barrett and Derek Barnett.

*The Giants have lost 11 consecutive prime time games since winning in San Francisco on Monday night, Nov. 12, 2018. They have lost seven in a row and nine of their last 10 on Monday night. They are not currently scheduled for any more night games in 2022.

*The Giants' Monday night record fell to 25-46-1, including 9-14 at home and 3-9 vs. Dallas.

*The Giants' game captains were Jones, Love and tackle Andrew Thomas.

*The Giants' inactive players were defensive lineman Leonard Williams (knee); wide receivers Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and Wan'Dale Robinson (knee); cornerbacks Aaron Robinson (appendix), Justin Layne (concussion) and Nick McCloud (hamstring); and linebacker Tomon Fox.

*In a halftime ceremony, seven legendary Giants were inducted into the franchise's Ring of Honor, increasing to 50 the number of greats who have their names displayed in MetLife Stadium. Five were in attendance - former running backs Joe Morris, Ottis Anderson and Rodney Hampton, defensive end Leonard Marshall and Ronnie Barnes, the senior vice president of medical services who has been a member of the team's medical staff for 47 years.

The final two members of the 2022 Ring of Honor class - defensive back Jimmy Patton and halfback/receiver Kyle Rote - are deceased and were represented by their sons (Russ and Kyle Patton and Kyle Jr. and Chris Rote).

All seven of the honorees were members of Giants championship teams: Patton and Rote in 1956; Morris in 1986; Anderson and Marshall in 1986 and 1990; Hampton in 1990; and Barnes has been with the organization for all four of its Super Bowl victories. Morris, Marshall and Anderson increase to nine the number of players from the 1986 Super Bowl XXI championship team who are in the Ring of Honor.

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