Mike Glennon runs with ball vs Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys (9-4) at GIANTS (4-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Spread: Cowboys -10 1/2
The Giants season has already been a mess of disappointing losses, a mountain of injuries and underachieving players. They’ve been in a downward spiral for most of the last month.
This game could be the ugliest one yet.
It’s bad enough that they’ll be without their starting quarterback, Daniel Jones, for the third straight game but they have other personnel questions with a bunch of players having spent much of the week on the Reserve/COVID-19 List after testing positive for the virus. Plus, Saquon Barkley is dealing with an ankle injury that limited his practice time, and this team can’t figure out its offense no matter who is on the field.
So yeah, it’s a pretty bad time for them to get a full-stocked Cowboys team with the No. 2 offense in the league. And even home-field advantage won’t help, since everyone is bracing for a half-filled Meadowlands populated by far too many Cowboys fans. Considering how the Giants defense was carved up in Los Angeles by the Chargers last week, and, despite Leonard Williams being active, who knows how many snaps he’ll play, the chances aren’t even good that the Giants will keep this one close.
Now, the Cowboys aren’t exactly streaking. They’re only 3-3 in their last six and nearly blew a big lead at Washington last week. But they’re loaded on offense with quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and receivers Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.
The Giants? They’ve got an offense that would’ve had four straight games with less than 14 points if it wasn’t for their garbage time performance – two touchdowns in the final 4 ½ minutes – last week.
Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) carries the ball in the first quarter as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) defends at AT&T Stadium.
And there’s no sign of them getting things back on…