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Instant Analysis: Dallas sweeps season series



The New York Giants lost 49-17 on the road to the Dallas Cowboys, who swept the season series by a combined score of 89-17. The Giants fell to 2-8 on the season while the Cowboys improved to 6-3.


The Giants wrap up a three-game road trip with a visit to the Washington Commanders, whom they defeated less than a month ago, 14-7, at home. The Giants will then host the New England Patriots over Thanksgiving Weekend before their late bye in Week 13.


With Daniel Jones (torn ACL) and Tyrod Taylor (rib cage) on injured reserve, Tommy DeVito became the first rookie free agent quarterback to start a non-strike game for the Giants in the common draft era (since 1967). Matt Barkley was signed off the practice squad this week and served as the No. 2 quarterback.

DeVito took the first snap of his first NFL start with his feet in the Giants' own end zone after a goal-line stand by the defense. The second drive wasn't any more favorable as they began at the six-yard line.

The Giants managed just one first down in the first half (0-6 on third down) while the Cowboys racked up a 28-0 lead going into the locker room.

DeVito completed 14 of 27 passes for 86 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown to tight end Lawrence Cager in the third quarter and a two-yard touchdown to wide receiver Sterling Shepard with six seconds left in the game. He also threw an interception and was sacked five times.

Right tackle Evan Neal, who last week returned from one ankle injury only to suffer one to the other, was ruled out. Coach Brian Daboll said the second-year pro is in the "week-to-week category."

From left to right, the starting offensive line was Andrew Thomas, Justin Pugh, John Michael Schmitz, Ben Bredeson and Tyre Phillips. It was the Giants' ninth different starting offensive line combination in 10 games.

The combination didn't last two full drives. Thomas was inadvertently rolled up on by Cowboys defensive tackle Mazi Smith midway through the first quarter. The team announced that Thomas suffered a knee injury and was questionable to return. Pugh slid over to his spot, and Marcus McKethan entered the game at left guard. Thomas, however, re-entered the game midway though the second quarter.

Running back Deon Jackson missed Sunday's game due to a concussion.

Tight end Tyree Jackson was elevated from the practice squad for Week 10.

View photos from the Giants' Week 10 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.


Outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari returned to practice this week and was activated off injured reserve. The third-year pro had not played since Week 5 due to an ankle injury. He also missed Weeks 2-3 with a hamstring issue.

Ojulari was in on a goal-line stand on the Cowboys' first possession. He teamed up with Dexter Lawrence to stop Dallas running back Tony Pollard on fourth-and-goal.

Cornerback Cor'Dale Flott, a third-round draft choice in 2022, grabbed his first career interception on Sunday. He picked off Dak Prescott on the final play of the first quarter and returned it 21 yards down to the Dallas 12. The Giants failed to capitalize and turned it over on downs on the ensuing possession. The Cowboys then marched 96 yards on eight plays for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.

The interception was just a blemish on Prescott's stat line, which included a season-high 404 yards and four touchdowns with a 138.3 passer rating. He also ran in another touchdown.

Prescott averaged 11.5 yards per pass while wide receivers Brandin Cooks (173) and CeeDee Lamb (151) combined for 324 yards.

The Cowboys gained 640 yards, second-most in their franchise's history.

Veteran cornerback Adoree' Jackson missed the game due to a concussion and neck injury.


The Giants elevated Randy Bullock from the practice squad for the second consecutive week, and Cade York, another kicker, was inactive. Both were signed when Graham Gano was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury that required surgery. Bullock made his lone field goal attempt from 40 yards.


OT Andrew Thomas (knee), CB Deonte Banks (ankle), CB Cor'Dale Flott (shoulder), OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (concussion), WR Jalin Hyatt (concussion)


NYG: CB Adoree' Jackson (concussion/neck), RB Deon Jackson (concussion), S Gervarrius Owens, G Mark Glowinski (not injury related/personal matter), T Evan Neal (ankle), DT Jordon Riley, K Cade York

DAL: WR Kavontae Turpin, CB Noah Igbinoghene, CB Eric Scott, G Asim Richards, DE Viliami Fehoko, QB Trey Lance


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