The Cowboys left their Monday Night Football game victorious after dominating the second half of their game against the New York Giants.
The Dallas Cowboys Are STILL THE Only Remaining Undefeated Team In The NFC East.
However, for the first 25 minutes of the game, it seemed like all luck was against the Cowboys. Dallas’ first offensive possession came to a quick end after Dak threw a careless interception. Next, Bill Maher’s 54-yd FG attempt came only inches short of going in and, instead, haplessly bounced off the uprights. Then, six minutes into the 2nd half during an imposing drive by Dallas, Randall Cobb coughed up the ball on an attempt that would’ve gained the Cowboys an important 1st & 10.
But out of nowhere, at a time when the Cowboys needed it the most, a black cat came to save the day. That’s right; the New York Giants’ MetLife Stadium was cursed & the Cowboys reaped the benefits. Cowboys’ fans & players alike believe this black cat was an omen of bad luck for the Giants, and the game stats prove it. While the Cowboys gave the ball away twice early in the game, it was the Giants who couldn’t hang on to the ball after the feline disruption. Starting with a Xavier Woods pick, followed by a Xavier Woods forced fumble, and then capped off with a Dorance Armstrong strip/sack that resulted in a Jourdan Lewis touchdown. The takeaways for the Cowboys were plentiful. During B.C. (Before Cat) gametime, the Giants were beating the Cowboys 9-3. Afterwards, the boys trucked through them, outscoring them, 34-9, & walking away with a 37-18 victory.
The moment was a hit on Twitter, where fans praised both the cat’s agility on the field and the call of play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan, who wholly committed to broadcasting the cat’s run to the end zone as if it were the most important play of the game.
Kevin Harlan’s Westwood One radio call of the cat on the field is, as you might expect, an all-time great call. How much of a pro is Harlan? He worked a sponsor read into it. pic.twitter.com/3x0MVNEHNY
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 5, 2019
In post-game interviews, it seemed like the black cat was the subject of every question. Demarcus Lawrence even gave his thoughts on how the cat affected the game:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 5, 2019
“The first thing that crossed my mind was like: ‘F—, they got bad luck now. It just turned on them. I was like: ‘Man, the game over.’ If a black cat runs on the damn field, you might want to call it quits, bro. Y’all’s luck is terrible.” While D-Law supported the cat’s effort to bring bad luck to the Giants, he still wasn’t getting close to the feline on the field. “I hate cats, too, so I was like ‘Hurry up and get this cat before it gets to me.’’
Michael Bennet’s Debut
In other non-cat related Cowboys’ news (we’ll only get to make that statement once in our life), it seemed like luck was also on their side with their most recently acquired player, Michael Bennet. It’s only been one game, but Bennet looked right at home with the Cowboys defense. He wreaked havoc in the New York Giants backfield all night long, racking up three tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and four quarterback hits. Combined with DeMarcus Lawrence, they tore up the Giants offensive line.
In total, the Cowboys had five sacks and hit Daniel Jones 11 times. They forced one fumble on a sack which was scooped up for a Jourdan Lewis touchdown. For the first 8 games of the season, the ‘Boys defense seemed to be missing a puzzle piece. Now, it seems like they found it & we can’t wait to see more of Bennet, Lawrence, & Quinn harassing QB’s for the rest of the season.
The next Dallas Cowboys game will be this upcoming Sunday (11/10) against the Minnesota Vikings at 7:20 PM CST.