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ATTN: New York Football Giants:

The end zone is the area between the end line and the goal line, bounded by the sidelines. The end zone is 10 yards long by 53 ¹/₃ yards wide. A player in possession of the football scores a touchdown when the ball crosses the goal line and enters the end zone.

A touchdown is worth six points, accomplished by gaining legal possession of the ball in the opponent’s end zone or by the ball crossing the plane of the opponent’s goal line with legal possession by a player.

Just in case you fellas forgot!!!

In three games since the opener, heading into Sunday’s important rodeo on the road against the Cowboys, Dion Lewis’ 1-yard TD run in the first minute of the fourth quarter in Chicago stands as the lone Giants TD.

Before this 0-4 start, Daniel Jones was over the moon about directing Jason Garrett’s quarterback-friendly offense. What we have witnessed so far is a kicker-friendly offense. Jones has thrown two TD passes, none since the opener against the Steelers. Over the past three games, Graham “The Toe” Gano has booted eight field goals.

It reminds cringing old-timers of the bad old days, when the Giants defense would exhort its inept offense with pleas of: “Just hold ’em!”

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The main event will feature a floundering young franchise quarterback (five interceptions, two lost fumbles) against a Cowboys defense (36.5 ppg) that was torched for 307 rushing yards by the Browns last week and has been branded as soft by defensive end Demarcus Lawrence while disgracing the uniforms of Bob Lilly, Randy White and Ed “Too Tall” Jones, among others.

The only starting quarterbacks with a lower yards per attempt average than Jones (6.0) are Carson Wentz (5.8) and Sam Darnold (5.7):

Throw a damn TD pass already, kid.

Throw two, while you’re at it, since the Cowboys have scored 40, 38 and 38 in their past three games.

Get your team in the end zone, already. With your legs if you have to.

And how about reminding us of how accurate and poised and swaggerlicious you were as a rookie, and hang onto the football, and try not to lock in on your first read, and try not to throw any head-scratching interceptions — especially in the red zone, especially in the fourth quarter.

“I’m always learning and improving. But I don’t think you use that ever as an excuse. I’m expected to play well, understand what we’re trying to do and execute it,” Jones said.

Garrett, handicapped somewhat by a paucity of weapons, and a left tackle and a center cutting their teeth on the fly, has looked like a coach who hasn’t called plays in eight years as he returns to Jerry World with an offense averaging a league-worst 11.75 ppg.

“I think this offense has the capability of being explosive,” Jones said.

Life after Saquon Barkley has been downright cruel, but at least Devonta Freeman seems to be rounding into form. The running game showed signs of life late against the Rams, which should embolden Garrett.

Call more deep shots, Coach. Throw some caution to the wind. Play to win, not not to lose. Find a way to make Evan Engram your Jason Witten.

Garrett shared his intimate knowledge of Cowboys personnel with players on both sides of the ball. Now we see if it can be an advantage to him and to Jones.

“You take those shots and you’re not able to hold it and protect it the way you need to, a lot of bad things happen and you find yourself digging out of those drives,” Garrett said. “You have to be selective, again, when you’re kind of rebuilding with a team to find those spots. But there’s no question they’re important in drives if you want to score points.”

For Joe Judge to avoid nomination for Best 0-5 Coach in Football, defensive coordinator Patrick Graham must make sure Dak Prescott doesn’t throw again for 500 yards while containing Ezekiel Elliott to at least give Jones and Garrett a fighting chance.

As unfathomable and unlikely as it is to envision the Giants in any division race, this is the NFC Least.

The Eagles play in Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. Washington, which is turning to Kyle Allen after benching Dwayne Haskins, hosts the Rams at 1. By the time the Giants walk off the AT&T Stadium field at around 7:30 p.m., they could be half a game behind the first-place Eagles.

“There’s still a great opportunity for us to take control,” Giants offensive tackle and former Cowboy, Cameron Fleming told The Post. “Everything we wanted and all of our goals are in front of us, thankfully. We haven’t started the season like we would like to. I think everything’s still in front of us.”

Remember, fellas, so this is the end zone !!!