Decimated by an illness going around the facility,
the Cowboys defense faced a tall task in trying to shut down Giants running back Saquon Barkley on Thanksgiving Day.
Barkley came in as the league’s second-leading rusher,
with nearly 1,000 yards total and averaging over 95 yards on the ground per game.
Dallas didn’t allow him to get even halfway there,
limiting him to just 39 yards on 11 carries in a 28-20 Cowboys win that ended up being not as close as the final score would indicate.
“I thought we did pretty good. He might have had one,
maybe two explosive runs. But for the most part, [we] contained him and made sure everything was short,”
“I think we did a pretty good job for the way he’s been playing this year.”