There was a central theme among the many Giants offensive linemen after the Cowboys beat the Giants, 23-16, Monday night time at MetLife Stadium: They let down Daniel Jones.
The quarterback was harassed, hurried and — at occasions — mashed by the Dallas defensive entrance, which could as properly have been tailgating all night time as their go rushers feasted on the Giants’ porous offensive line.
Jones was sacked 5 occasions for losses of 27 yards, however he was pressured 23 occasions — essentially the most he’s ever confronted in his profession for one sport, in response to ESPN. In different phrases, if not for his terrific scrambling capability, these sack numbers may simply have been doubled.
“We’ve bought to have 8’s again,’’ Giants middle Jon Feliciano stated of Jones. “He went on the market and performed his balls off. Every little thing he did. … We’ve simply bought to have his again.’’
Daniel Jones is sacked in the course of the Giants’ loss to the Cowboys. Corey Sipkin for the NY POST
Jones scrambled for 79 yards on 9 carries and nearly single-handedly stored the Giants within the sport.
“Everybody is aware of we’ve bought to assist 8,’’ Feliciano stated. “Doing what he was doing, by no means giving up, taking massive hits, making performs along with his legs … he did the whole lot he may on the market and this loss is on us up entrance. Not on Dave.
“The sport was inside attain regardless of our efficiency up entrance, and that’s all on [Jones]. He stored us on this sport, and we’ve bought to be higher for him.’’
The participant whose efficiency stood out essentially the most for all of the unsuitable causes was rookie proper deal with Evan Neal, the workforce’s first-round draft decide. Neal spent the night being schooled by Cowboys defensive finish Demarcus Lawrence, who had three sacks and three extra quarterback hits within the first half alone.
To Neal’s credit score, when media was permitted into the locker room, he was showered, dressed and ready at his locker to take accountability for his poor sport — a sport he known as the worst of his life.
“It’s arduous to win that approach,’’ Neal stated of the 5 Dallas sacks. “The majority of these sacks had been on me. I take full duty for that. I’ve simply bought to play higher. I hate being on the top of this.’’
Evan Neal walks off the sector after the Giants’ loss to the Cowboys. Invoice Kostroun/New York Submit
Neal spoke of the stunts the Cowboys ran as performs that gave him essentially the most hassle.
“The way in which they shifted their fronts type of made it complicated on who I used to be supposed to dam, however I’ve simply bought to a greater job of making ready so I can decide that stuff up,’’ he stated. “I bought edged loads. I wasn’t staying true to my angles and I bought beat on the sting. That’s one thing I’ve to wash up. Generally it simply occurs like that. I don’t actually have a solution or reason why. It wasn’t the outcome that I wished.”
“I’ve bought to give attention to popping out and being higher for Chicago. That basically all I can do. I’ve simply bought to play higher. There’s no different method to name it or sugarcoat it.’’
Feliciano stated it’s on the veterans on the road to ensure Neal doesn’t get too down on himself for his efficiency.
“The competitor he’s and the way severe he takes this, it’s going to be consuming at him and we’ve bought to make it possible for this doesn’t cripple him going ahead,’’ he stated. “We’ve bought to be there for him. This is only one sport. Dangerous efficiency. I get it. But it surely’s the NFL, he’s a rookie. It’s going to occur.’’