The Giants defense had a 2019 debut they'd like to forget.
As a unit, the Giants allowed 494 yards of offense against the Cowboys, the most of any NFC team. Their 35 points allowed were also the most given up by any NFC team, and defensive coordinator James Bettcher believes the key to fixing the defensive issues is to put in the work during the week.
"I thought the process in building and playing good defense doesn't change from week to week whether you play well or you play poorly," said Bettcher. "The process is going into the meeting room, identifying areas you need to improve, then having purposeful work to correct those things, not just talking about correcting those things, it's about having purposeful work to correct those things."