NY Giants WR Kenny Golladay drop vs the Dallas Cowboys. Sep 26, 2022; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) tries to catch the ball as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (3) defends during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboysled by backup quarterback Cooper Rush — took down the New York Giants 23-16 on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. It was another ugly performance by the New York passing game, and their final offensive play summarized how things are going, with quarterback Daniel Jones throwing an interception as wide receiver David Sills fell down (and wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a non-contact knee injury on the other side of the field and was carted off).

Jones — now in year four after being the sixth overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft — completed 20-of-37 passes for 196 yards, zero touchdowns, and a 57.9 passer rating.

Zero of those completions were to Kenny Golladay.

Golladay was targeted three times, and he had a brutal drop in the fourth quarter. If he makes this catch, there’s a good chance he’s able to get a first down on 3rd-and-14 with the Giants trailing by seven:

This comes after Golladay voiced his frustrations on his role in the offense to the media earlier in the week.

On Wednesday, Golladay said, “I don’t agree with it. I came here to play.” He added, “I should be playing regardless.”

Golladay, 28, signed a four-year, $72 million deal with the Giants ahead of the 2021 NFL season. In 17 games with the Giants over 2021-22, Golladay has 39 receptions for 543 yards and no touchdowns. The 6’4″, 213-pounder played with the Detroit Lions from 2017-20 and led the NFL in touchdown receptions in 2019 with 11 (he also had 1,190 receiving yards that season).

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier on Monday that the Giants could look to trade Golladay.

“The Giants could trade Golladay to an interested party, and likely the only way it would work is if New York pays the bulk of his contract in exchange for a late-round pick, sources say. That is a possibility.”

After Golladay’s goose egg on Monday Night Football, the trade rumors will only increase.

Here’s a look at how the NFL world is reacting to Golladay’s MNF whiff:

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