New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll walks the sideline during the second half of the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Giants at AT&T Stadium. / Jerome Miron – USA TODAY Sports
ARLINGTON, Texas — Brian Daboll was as frustrated as he’d ever been — at least with the media. The Giants first-year coach stood behind the podium in the visiting press room of AT&T Stadium and one-word or short-answered his way through the beginning portion of his post-game postmortem.
Eventually, Daboll snapped from his uncharacterized tone. He later apologized for his approach. It wasn’t anything personal, he said, this game was just a tough one. Indeed it was.
The Cowboys did much more than hand the Giants a 28-20 defeat on Thanksgiving. In doing so, they confirmed the reality this team has tried their damndest to ignore.
The Giants are an incredibly well-coached team, but they do not have the talent to compete with the best in the NFL.
“Tough game,” Daboll said. “Give Dallas credit.”
The reports from East Rutherford weren’t pretty this summer. Just about anyone who attended organized team activities, minicamp or training camp came away with the same dismal seasonal outlook.
Dave Gettleman, who served as New York’s general manager the four previous years, drove this roster into the ground. The Giants had issues at quarterback, receiver and on the interior of the offensive line. They were good up front and at safety on defense, but the linebacker and cornerback positions desperately needed an overhaul.
It’s hard to win with that many holes. So, this season would be a clean-up for the new regime led by Joe Schoen. Then, over the next two or three years, the Giants would rebuild. Eventually, they’d be ready to compete.
But then the regular season began. The Giants, to their credit, couldn’t stop winning. They jumped out to an almost unbelievable 6-1 start, highlighted by victories over the Titans, Ravens, and Packers. It was truly remarkable what they…
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Publish date : 2022-11-25 04:51:21
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