The New York Giants were blown out by the Dallas Cowboys, and blew up on one another on the sideline in frustration.
In the second half of a disastrous and humbling 49-17 loss to the Cowboys, on the heels of losing to Dallas 40-0 in the season-opener, the FOX broadcast showed wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton getting into it on the sideline of AT&T Stadium.
The Giants are completely crumbling on the sideline right now... Slayton is pissed, Shep is pissed, Daboll trying to console Slay, but it's way too late. pic.twitter.com/Gs1Ht35TcT
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) November 12, 2023
With Daniel Jones lost for the season, and Tyrod Taylor potentially as well, rookie Tommy DeVito has been pressed into action as the Giants' starting quarterback and New York's offense has ground to a screeching halt.
Sunday afternoon, the Giants' offense averaged just 3.1 yards per play while managing only 172 yards of total offense. DeVito guided seven possessions of three plays or fewer against the Cowboys, with New York's only points coming after halftime on the heels of Dallas running out to a 28-0 lead at the break.
In two games this season, the Cowboys have outscored the Giants 87-17, and Dallas has now won six straight over New York by a margin of 205 to 79 dating back to the 2021 NFL season.
It is easy to see why Giants veterans are upset with the results of this season, especially given New York's abject ineptitude against the Cowboys, with New York falling to 2-8 cemented in the NFC East basement.
Brian Daboll's toughest task since becoming head coach might be keeping his team together while playing a third-string rookie quarterback and criticism of the coaching staff coming from veteran players, in addition to Sunday's sideline spats.
"Honestly, it sucks. But, I don't know, man. I don't really have many words. I think that from a leadership standpoint, I don't think they've done a great job of letting the leaders lead, and listening to the leaders and the captains," Giants safety Xavier McKinney said, following New York's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, in Week 9, via ESPN.
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