There’s no such thing as an easy rivalry matchup. Just ask the Cincinatti Bengals who barely survived a comeback from the Baltimore Ravens. It will be no different for the New York Giants against the Dallas Cowboys.
The offense for the Giants must come prepared and ready to take down an opponent that will remain breathing until the final seconds. Tight end Evan Enrgam will play a massive role in the strategy – blocking, catching, and playing decoy will be his role. The issue is that Engram has struggled immensely to fix his biggest inadequacy.
In last week’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Engram dropped two passes, an occurrence that has been regular throughout his short career. He must find a way to absolve the frequency of these mishaps, especially with the strength of the Giants’ schedule.
What are Engram’s aspirations for the season ahead, and what does he think of HC Pat Shurmur?
“I have those written up in the apartment. I’m gonna make sure, tell Mom not to take any pictures of those (smile). I just want to just be a great tight end for my team, great player for my team, great leader for my team. Whether that’s pushing guys when we’re down 14, whether it’s making that big touchdown that kind of gets momentum going, or whether it’s just being on the sideline cheering the defense on and just being a great teammate. I have some personal goals that are to myself and that are for me to go get.
In regard to Shurmur:
“I definitely don’t see Coach Shurmur as a guy that settles to be mediocre, and I don’t see this team being that way as well. It was definitely evident that he was in a mode to get here and compete and start winning games and get back to where this franchise had been.”
Falling to 0-2 on the season is simply not an option, and if the luck swings in that direction, we might be looking at another long season. Beating Dallas at home would give the Giants the confidence to push forward towards Houston and then New Orleans. The strength of schedule is tremendous, but you’d be surprised at what a bit of confidence can do for a team.