The New York Giants are already in the hole and have the shovel. Now, the rest of the 2023 season is about finding out just how far lower they can sink.
Big Blue heads down to The Big D on Sunday as massive underdogs to take on the Cowboys with the hopes of not repeating the miserable results of their season opener. The Cowboys marched into MetLife Stadium and thumped the Giants 40-0 — and that’s when they were fairly healthy.
Giants (2-7) vs. Cowboys (5-3) Week 10: How to watch
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 13
- Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
- Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- TV: FOX
The Giants resume life with Daniel Jones, who went down with a season-ending ACL injury just one quarter into his return from a neck injury that sidelined him for three weeks.
With Tyrod Taylor also out with a ribcage injury and a timetable for his return unknown, the Giants will be turning to undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito for a third consecutive week — though this time, he’ll be making his first career start.
“It’s going to be a little different for him, obviously,” Giants head coach Brain Daboll said. “He was up here early [Tuesday] on the players off day, and I’d say we met for a while. He’s putting everything he has into it. He’s looking forward to the opportunity and he’ll be out there with the first group, we had a good walkthrough with him so he’s doing everything he can do to put himself in a good position to be ready to go.”
After attempting just seven passes in relief of Taylor in Week 8 against the Jets, DeVito completed 15-of-20 passes for 175 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in three quarters during the Giants’ 30-6 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders last week.
The Cowboys’ defense provides an entirely different challenge, though, and they’re expected to feast against the lowest-scoring offense in the NFL again.
Dallas’ defense has allowed the fifth-fewest points and the second-fewest total yards in the NFL this season. In Week 1 against the Giants, they sacked Jones seven times while pitching a shutout and allowing just 171 total yards (63 passing).
Despite keeping the high-powered Philadelphia Eagles under 300 total yards last week, the Cowboys still came up on the wrong side of things in a 28-23 loss. Quarterback Dak Prescott had one of his best games of the year, completing 29-of-44 passes for a season-high 374 yards and three touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s thrown for seven touchdowns in his last two games, which is more than Giants quarterbacks have thrown all season (5).
Expect a healthy dose of Saquon Barkley, who has been the engine of New York’s sputtering offense this season. He rushed for 90 yards on just 16 carries against the Raiders after going for 128 yards against the Jets in Week 8.
Giants vs. Cowboys Week 10 odds
- Spread: Cowboys -16.5
- Over/Under: 39
- Giants Moneyline: +750
- Raiders Moneyline: -1200
Odds courtesy of DraftKings. For more, click here.