1:00 PM Cowboys at Giants
lose to the Cowboys 30-10.
Eli Manning was 31 of 46 for 228 yards, 1 TD, and
Wayne Gallman rushed for 59 yards on 12 carries, and caught 7 passes
for 40 yards.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 29 yards on 10 carries, and caught
2 passes for 15 yards.
Shane Vereen rushed for 23 yards on 6 carries, and caught
3 passes for 24 yards.
Evan Engram caught 4 passes for 54 yards.
caught 7 passes for 46 yards.
Rhett Ellison caught 4 passes for 20 yards.
Shepard caught 2 passes for 16 yards, and ran 1 for -9 yards.
Powe caught 2 passes for 13 yards.
Ereck Flowers recovered a fumble.
Rosas kicked a 39 yard field goal.
was really hard to watch the game last week without Eli Manning playing. The fans
were glad to see him back on the field. The game started with a real long drive
by the Cowboys that took up half of the first quarter. They kept moving the ball
downfield until they had a first down at the Giants 4-yard line. The defense dug
in and kept them out of the endzone. The Cowboys had to settle for a field goal.
When the fans greeted Eli Manning taking the field, I hoped it wouldn't be
one of those three-and-out drives that we see all too much. Manning didn't disappoint,
and this drive lasted even longer than the Cowboys, taking us into the second
quarter. It ended with an Aldrick Rosas 39 yard field goal to tie the score at
The Giants got lucky when the Cowboys followed up with a missed field
goal, and I was thinking maybe, just maybe things were going to go our way today.
I felt that even more when the Giants offense started clicking in and didn't even
need a third down play getting down to the Cowboys 1-yard line. Manning hit Rhett
Ellison with a touchdown pass, and the Giants were up 10-3.
With only about
two minutes left in the half, the Cowboys took over, and four plays later Dez
Bryant was running 50 yards to the endzone after catching a pass from Dak Prescott,
and it was all tied up at halftime.
Almost as a tribute to Manning's return
and his jersey number, neither team did much in the third quarter, and the score
remained 10-10. The Cowboys had even missed on another field goal attempt during
that time, but in the fourth quarter the Giants defense fell apart. Dak Prescott
completed a big 54 yard pass play to Cole Beasley, and on the next play Jason
Witten caught a touchdown pass. The defense gave up an 81 yard touchdown on the
Cowboys next possession to have the Giants trailing 23-10.
With time running
down, everyone knew that Manning had to pass, and working with what he had, Manning
threw two interceptions trying to make something happen. The Cowboys added another
touchdown, and the final score was 30-10 Next week the Giants will play the Eagles
at MetLife Stadium. They're going to be awfully tough to beat."
Giants held their own in the first half. It's too bad they couldn't continue.
Eli Manning had completed 14 of his 18 passes for 117 yards, and a touchdown in
the first half. They punted only twice and that was pretty decent compared to
how the last few games had gone. The furthest downfield they got in the second
half was around midway before they either had to punt (six times) or Manning was
With the lack of wide receiver talent, Manning is still
saddled with having to throw passes to his running backs, and he did so 16 times
in this game. They actually had more catches on less throws, and for slightly
more yardage than the receivers. In fact, at
the start of the second half it looked like they were trying to wear Wayne Gallman
out. Five of the six plays involved him running or catching the ball up until
his last carry, where he ran for a minus 2 yards.
Shane Vereen got those two
yards back, but when Manning's deep pass to Roger Lewis didn't work out, the Giants
had to punt. Overall Gallman, Vereen, and Orleans Darkwa ran for 111 yards on
28 carries, averaging about 4 yards a carry. The receivers, Roger Lewis Jr., Sterling
Shepard, and tight end Evan Engram, all dropped some passes on Manning that could
have extended drives.
The secondary let down big time in the fourth quarter.
There were pass completions of 54, 81, and 50 yards. It seemed as though every
time the Giants tried to blitz, Dak Prescott made them pay. They scored touchdowns
on two of those long passes, and a field goal on another. It didn't help that
safety Landon Collins aggravated his ankle injury trying to chase down wide receiver
Cole Beasley on one of those plays when the game was tied.
It all makes you
wonder what the deal is with cornerback Eli Apple. He hasn't been on the field
for four straight games. He was inactive today after saying earlier in the week
that he was ready to play. I would have thought that any issues with Apple would
have been resolved with Steve Spagnuolo taking over from Ben McAdoo. A head coach's
job is to get the best talent on the field for each game. Hopefully that happens
next week for the game with the Eagles, because the Giants will need all they
have and then some."
- FIELD GOAL
Dan Bailey 21 Yd Field Goal
plays, 73 yards, 7:46
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 39 Yd Field Goal
plays, 62 yards, 9:24
Rhett Ellison 1 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick
8 plays, 68 yards, 4:17
Dez Bryant 50 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey
4 plays, 75 yards, 0:29
Jason Witten 20 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey
4 plays, 82 yards, 1:51
Rod Smith 81 Yd pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey
3 plays, 88 yards, 0:25
Rod Smith 15 Yd Run (Dan Bailey Kick)
plays, 21 yards, 0:19
Eli Manning returned as the starting quarterback one week after his 210 streak
Giants Eli Manning's 46
passes increased his career total to 7,266, moving him past Pro Football Hall
of Famer John Elway (7,250), and into sixth place on the NFLís career list.
WR Roger Lewis, Jr. and RB Wayne Gallman each had a career high 7 receptions.
with 13 total points, had their lowest
total in a season series vs. Dallas since 1998.Giants
former running back Rashad Jennings, who had announced his retirement, participated
in the coin toss.
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