NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Arguably the Giants’ biggest game of the regular season is drawing near.
The Cowboys are led by rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott and an offensive line widely considered to be the NFL’s best.
“They really turn it into a four-minute game right away with their offensive line and the backs that they do have,” McAdoo told WFAN’s Mike Francesa. “They protect the quarterback a little bit with how they call it, and they run the ball quite a bit, and they win the down quite a bit. So they do a nice job there.
“They protect their defense, so their defense doesn’t play a lot of plays. They play hard when they are out there. They are very aggressive. But they have a formula that’s working for them right now.”
So how do the Giants counter Dallas’ offensive line?
“We like our defensive line, first of all. We like our matchups there,” McAdoo said. “We have a pretty good room, a pretty good group, and we’ve had a pretty good week of preparation so far, and that has to continue. It all starts with the one-on-one matchups. You’ve got to win your one-on-one matchups. And we’ve got to keep them off the linebackers, and some other guys have to get involved, and we have to make tackles.”
The Giants (8-4), however, will be without star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who will miss the rest of the regular season with a groin injury.
“We’re going to use all hands on deck right there (to replace Pierre-Paul),” McAdoo said. “He’s a guy you’re not going to be able to replace with one player, and we’ll have a handful of guys that we throw into the mix, and we’ll adjust.”