It was up and down for most of the game, but the New York Giants lost 23-16 to division rivals Dallas Cowboys Monday night in Week 3.
New York suffers its first defeat of 2022.
But the Giants have even worse news as they sustained a serious injury late in the game.
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who led the team with five catches for 49 yards Monday, suffered a leg injury in the same game Daniel Jones threw his fourth-quarter interception and was carried off the field.
After the game, head coach Brian Daboll said he didn’t have an update but it “didn’t look good”.
“It’s tough,” added Daboll. “It’s a tough sport. Guys work up their butts recovering from injuries and if he’s out all season, which we’ll probably know tomorrow morning or maybe even now, it hurts for those guys because they put everything into it. You see them in the rehab room, you see them in the off-season — it’s just a shame.
However, acc Jordan Schultz of theScorethe Giants are “preparing for the worst” when it comes to Shepard’s injury and fears of a season-ending situation.
New York will conduct tests Tuesday morning to determine severity.
Shepard is coming from a torn Achilles tendon he sustained last season. He was eligible before the season and has played in the team’s first three games.
Even though Jones was now 0-9 in primetime games, there was only so much he could do. The fourth-year quarterback ran nine times for 79 rushing yards, with most of his runs coming from avoiding pressure. The Giants’ offense allowed five sacks, three of them by Demarcus Lawrence. Jones ended the fourth quarter with 20/37 completions for 196 yards and a late interception.
First round rookie offensive tackle Evan Neal had a game he wished he could forget. He was and was responsible for all three of Lawrence’s sacks
Still, Saquon Barkley provided a spark in the third quarter when he hit a 36-yard rushing touchdown and dodged tackles during the process. He ran back 81 yards on 14 carries.
But the Cowboys’ offense had its way into the running game throughout the game. Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard combined 30 rushes for 176 rushing yards, averaging 5.1 yards per attempt. It’s clear the Giants missed Leonard Williams, who was out with a knee injury.
Quarterback Cooper Rush, standing in for the injured Dak Prescott, had 21/31 completions for 215 yards and a touchdown.
Unlike the Cowboys, who had 87 yards and a touchdown from CeeDee Lamb’s production, the Giants couldn’t get any of their wide receivers to run in the game. The Giants wideouts had six drops in Week 3.
The Giants have been 10-1 to the Cowboys since 2017.
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