Brian Daboll seethes after Dallas Cowboys roll Giants in Thanksgiving Day ‘Odell Bowl’

ARLINGTON — Giants head coach Brian Daboll was seething after the Dallas Cowboys cooked the Giants’ turkey on Thanksgiving Day in the “Odell Bowl,” 28-20, at a rowdy AT&T Stadium.

“Yeah, I think we missed some opportunities,” an angry and terse Daboll said. “We’ve got to do a better job. It starts with me.”

The reality was on Daboll’s face and in every word he and his players spoke inside a dead-quiet locker room: This second loss to their hated NFC East rivals hit the hardest of their four defeats so far.

“Yeah. I think it is a tough loss,” quarterback Daniel Jones said. “It’s a divisional game and a game where we didn’t play our best. That’s always disappointing. You’ve got to give credit to Dallas. They’re a good team. But we didn’t do what we needed to do to win the game. That was the difference, and it’s frustrating for all of us.”

The Cowboys (8-3) humbled the Giants (7-4), who have lost three of their last four. And Dallas inched one step closer to winning the Odell Beckham Jr. free agent sweepstakes.

But the Giants’ primary source of concern is that Saquon Barkley, the engine of their upstart season, has stalled out.

Barkley dropped a 4th and 1 pass from Jones with 4:07 left in the third quarter at the Giants’ 44-yard line, snowballing Dallas’ strong second-half start into an avalanche.

And Barkley was bottled up for 39 rushing yards on 12 carries. That gives him a total of 61 rushing yards on 26 carries in the Giants’ past two games for a 2.34 yards per carry average.

Barkley was accountable and frustrated with himself. He took responsibility for the fourth down drop.

“I gotta make that play,” he said. “That’s it. I just gotta make the play. [Daboll] trusted us to go …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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