The Super Bowl defending champion New York Giants took the main stage against the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, Sept. 5th, and you wouldn’t know if they showed up or not until the second half started.
The Giants played an ugly game but with every downside there is definitely an upside. Big Blue can now put their Super Bowl victory behind them and focus on getting to the big game once again. Here is the upside to the New York Giants week one loss to the Cowboys.
Victor Cruz: Though the wide-out had a couple of dropped passes, he still managed to put a solid game together and was open on a number of occasions.
They Still Had a Shot: Despite being outplayed by the Cowboys, the Giants still had a shot to tie up the game in the fourth quarter.
Weaknesses: The Giants were able to pinpoint their problems right away. There are quite a few of them.
Quarterback, Eli Manning, was running for his life a few times due to the offensive line lacking. They need to solidify that to have any chance this season.
Goal line running: Ahmad Bradshaw struggled to breakthrough the end-zone. His backup, David Wilson, is actually smaller than him, so he won’t be able to do any goal line running.
Martellus Bennett: The newly acquired free agent, and former Cowboy, shined in the week one loss. He ran routes pretty well, catching a couple balls and grabbing a touchdown. He might have put himself in the forefront of the tight end position.
One thing that has always kept the Giants atop the league is their quality coaching. They’ll make the adjustments and get these guys back on track.