SALT LAKE CITY — Kyler Fackrell had 18.5 sacks, 125 tackles and both a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in his five-year NFL career heading into Sunday.
Now, the former Utah State linebacker has an interception as a pro, and a pick-six to boot.
Fackrell, who signed with the New York Giants this year after four seasons with Green Bay, gave the Giants a two-score lead Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys with his first interception.
Less than a minute after New York scored its first touchdown to take a 7-3 lead on the Cowboys in the first quarter, Dallas quarterback Dax Prescott tried to hit running back Ezekiel Elliott with a short pass in the flat.
The pass was high, though, and went off the fingertips of Elliott into the hands of a trailing Fackrell, who grabbed the pick at the Cowboys 46-yard line, then stiff-armed a tackle attempt from Elliott and followed a line of blockers inside the Dallas 5 before fending off another tackle attempt and dove across the goal line for the touchdown.