Giants outlast Cowboys, lose division hours later to WSH
New York’s postseason chances hinged on Philadelphia beating Washington later Sunday, but the Eagles flopped in a 20-14 loss. Hardly how first-year coach Joe Judge planned it, but there were no complaints about extending the season for at least a few more hours. Limited to 26 points over its previous three games, the Giants’ 31st-ranked offense busted out with 239 yards and 20 points in the first half. Giants: Williams had seven tackles, three sacks and hit the quarterback five times. Giants: LB Blake Martinez left the game briefly after appearing to injure his left ankle or foot in the third quarter.
Seeds of hope: Cowboys alive and kicking in woeful NFC East
(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys won a game thanks to a watermelon kick and are now 2-0 after smashing said fruit as a motivational tactic the night before each victory. Now, the Cowboys could be two playoff wins from their first run that far in the postseason in 25 years — with a little help, of course. After giving up 14 points in less than 10 minutes to start the game, the Cowboys held Philadelphia to three the rest of the way. But it was still enough to set a franchise record in points allowed with a game to go at 450. It was the most for a Dalton-led offense since the Bengals had 559 in a 31-17 win over Cleveland in 2016.
McCarthy’s 1st season in Dallas coming apart over turnovers
His first season as coach of the Dallas Cowboys is coming apart because of how badly his team is losing that battle. I need to figure something out.”The Cardinals scored 24 points off those turnovers, and 13 of Dallas' NFL-leading 15 giveaways have led to points — 11 of them touchdowns. For the season, Dallas is allowing 5.15 yards per carry. “I’m not in the feelgood mood frankly that we got manna from heaven being in the East,” Jones said on his radio show Monday. NEXT STEPSThe visit to Washington is the first of two straight NFC East road games (Philadelphia is the second).
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory reinstated, ending 4th suspension
FRISCO, Texas Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Friday, ending his fourth suspension over substance-abuse violations. Gregory won't be eligible to play until Week 6 when the Cowboys have a Monday night home game against Arizona on Oct. 19. He had his best year in 2018 with a career highs of six sacks and 14 games. Gregory remained with the team while missing those 14 games before playing in the final two games of the 2016 season. Because he can't play until mid-October, Gregory is assured of missing games because of his substance-abuse violations for the fourth time in six NFL seasons.