EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Whereas he has solely performed within the NFL for simply over a season, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is sensible sufficient to not throw out any bulletin board materials days earlier than a sport with the Dallas Cowboys.
On the floor, this may very well be per week the place the Giants’ anemic offense will get wholesome in opposition to a porous Cowboys’ protection.
New York (0-4) comes into Sunday’s sport with a NFL-low 47 factors. It hasn’t scored a landing in two video games and has had 16 large performs all season. That’s performs of both 10 or extra yards speeding and 20 or extra yards receiving.
Dallas (1-3) has the third-worst protection within the 32-team league, thirty first in opposition to the run and twenty third in opposition to the cross. It has given up a league-worst 146 factors, together with 126 prior to now three video games.
Jones deftly averted a query about whether or not the Giants might need an opportunity to finish their scoring drought this week.
“I believe we now have to give attention to us, and that’s definitely our mindset stepping into,” Jones mentioned Wednesday after a walk-through exercise. “We’ll have a look at what they do and perceive their scheme, but it surely’s about how we put together and what we do on offense going into the sport.”
Jones may have somewhat further assist this weekend. He’s going to be speaking somewhat extra to former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, who was employed because the Giants offensive coordinator by Joe Choose shortly after not getting a brand new deal in Dallas following his tenth season.
Garrett can provide him a run-down on most of the Cowboys’ defenders, who now have Mike McCarthy as their head coach.
“His familiarity with loads of the blokes is definitely useful once we scout them and have a look at them on tape,” Jones mentioned. “The system is completely different. They’re working a distinct protection with a distinct coordinator. However such as you mentioned, loads of the personnel is analogous and coach could be very aware of these guys. So yeah, that’s useful.”
Jones famous the Cowboys have performed a few the league’s prime offenses with the Rams and Seattle. They’ve additionally struggled in opposition to Cleveland and Atlanta.
The Giants come into the sport off their greatest speeding effort of the season. They gained 136 yards on 25 carries in a 17-9 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles. Previous to that, that they had not gained greater than 75 yards speeding in a sport with their revamped line, which has three new starters.
Whereas that a part of the offense appears to be getting higher, the passing sport has gone downhill the previous three weeks, gaining 220, 165 and 159 yards. There have been solely six passing performs of greater than 20 yards this season.
Jones mentioned the Giants have tried to be aggressive at instances, however they haven’t been in a position to execute.
“I believe this offense has the potential of being explosive,” mentioned Jones, who has turned the ball over seven instances. “Via these first 4 weeks, we haven’t executed that a part of the offense to the extent that we’re able to doing it. Like I mentioned, we’re able to it and it’s definitely within the system. We’ll work to execute it.”
NOTES: Linebacker Oshane Ximines was the one participant who didn’t take part within the walk-through. Security Adrian Colbert and linebacker Kyler Fackrell have been restricted with neck accidents. Security Jabrill Peppers, who didn’t play final week due to an ankle harm, was restricted. … Choose mentioned the Giants are glad with the job they’re doing in following the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. He mentioned the group isn’t trying to isolate gamers regardless of the latest rise in constructive exams across the league. … Security Sean Chandler was re-signed to the observe squad. He was waived Tuesday when tight finish Eric Tomlinson was re-signed to the energetic roster.
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