The Cowboys beat the Giants 40-0, intercepting QB Daniel Jones twice, as New York fans retreat in disgust from rain-soaked MetLife Stadium at halftime, while Dallas sparks Super Bowl chatter
- Giants fans left the stadium at halftime with the Cowboys leading 26-0
- Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was intercepted twice and sacked up to seven times!
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The first Sunday Night Football game of the season was a warning for all 30 other teams in the NFL: The Dallas Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders while the New York Giants are still in neutral.
On a rainy night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Cowboys outscored the Giants 40-0, intercepting Daniel Jones twice and sacking the Giants quarterback a whopping seven times.
Things got so bad at halftime, with Dallas leading 26-0 on the road, that many Giants fans could be seen making their way to the parking lot for the long drive home.
The victory was strikingly similar to that in Week 1 of the 1995 season, when the Cowboys traveled to old Giants Stadium in January 1996 to beat New York 35-0 for the franchise’s fifth Super Bowl victory.
“I think it’s worth pointing out… the last time the Cowboys won the Super Bowl – they beat the Giants on the road in Week 1 on the night – 35-0,” DallasCowboys.com’s Nick Eatman pointed out previously on X as Twitter. ‘I’m just saying.’
Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland (26) celebrates his touchdown against the New York Giants
New York Giants fans react in the third quarter to a loss to the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife
Daniel Jones threw two interceptions and was sacked six times in New Jersey on Sunday
Some NFL fans and reporters predicted that the Cowboys would be the next Super Bowl champions after their stunning road win against the Giants. Dallas last won a Super Bowl title in 1996
Other media outlets were quick to pick up on the Cowboys Super Bowl talk.
“This is why I picked the Cowboys to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl,” tweeted Matt Verderame of SI.com. “Your defense is ridiculous.”
Both the Giants and Cowboys appeared to improve in 2022, finishing the year with a record of 9-7-1 and 12-5, respectively, as both clubs reached the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.
But despite the offseason expectations in New York and Dallas, only one of the two teams made a breakthrough on Sunday.