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Nov 23, 8:30 pm - Cowboys at Giants
Game 11
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Giants lose to the Cowboys 31-28.
Eli Manning was 29 of 40 for 338 yards with 1 INT and 3 TDs.
Rashad Jennings rushed for 52 yards on 19 carries and caught 8 passes for 68 yards.
Andre Williams rushed for 35 yards on 10 carries and 1 TD and caught 1 pass for 12 yards.
Henry Hynoski rushed for 4 yards on 2 carries.

Odell Beckham Jr.
caught 10 passes for 146 yards and 2 TDs and had 1 carry for -2 yards.
Rueben Randle caught 3 passes for 36 yards.

Daniel Fells caught 3 passes for 35 yards
Larry Donnell caught 2 passes for 24 yards
Preston Parker caught 1 pass for 16 yards.
Adrien Robinson caught 1 pass for 1 yard and 1 TD.

Jason Pierre-Paul recovered 1 fumble.
Damontre Moore and Mathias Kiwanuka each had 1 sack.

Game Notes:
"Giants - Cowboys games are always exciting. The Giants defense got off to a good start getting them off the field with a three and out. The offense showed that they came to play too when they marched downfield and scored a touchdown. That was the first one Odell Beckham Jr. had and as thrilling as it was to see that on the opening drive, his next one in the second quarter was just unbelievable! It also put us ahead 14-3, and after each team scored an additional touchdown, the Giants had a 21-10 lead going into halftime.
Unfortunately the Cowboys scored 14 points in the third quarter while the Giants went three and out until they got one drive going, but it ended with an interception. The Cowboys had taken the lead and in the fourth quarter when Eli Manning took it back with a 1 yard touchdown pass to tight end Adrien Robinson to make it 28-24, I thought we had this game in hand. Unfortunately the defense wasn't getting much pressure on Tony Romo at this point and he put his team up 31-28 with a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant. Eli couldn't get anything going on his last shot and that was that.
The Giants lost this one to the Cowboys, but all they'll be talking about is Odell Beckham Jr. and his amazing catch and that you'll have to watch out for these Giants next year when Victor Cruz gets back. It may seem strange to say that the Giants are starting to turn things around considering they're on a six game losing streak, but they came close these last two games, losing to San Francisco by six points and this one to the Cowboys tonight by three.
The level of competition gets easier over the next few weeks until that very last game with Philadelphia. Hopefully at that point, fans will be sitting at MetLife Stadium rooting for the Giants to finish the season with an 8-8 record. Hey guys, that would be better than last year's 7-9 and it can actually happen!"

Game Notes:
"The Giants are desperate for a win and once again came close for the second week in a row. Eli Manning didn't throw five interceptions this game, but the one he did throw was costly. Late in the third quarter the Giants held a four point lead and Manning's attempt to increase it backfired when the ball was intercepted near the Cowboys goal line and returned 45 yards to midfield. Four plays later Tony Romo completed a 31 yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant to take the lead 24-21.
The Giants fought back in the fourth quarter when Eli Manning marched his group 93 yards downfield for a touchdown to once again take a four point lead. The long drive iced Romo and his offense for over six minutes and left them with exactly 3 minutes to come up with a touchdown or go home in defeat, as this was likely their last drive in the game.
Romo must have used his time on the bench wisely studying up the playbook because the Giants defense had held him to 12 completions on 20 attempts. On this drive, which included just 1 DeMarco Murray run, Romo went 6 for 6, and his touchdown put the Cowboys up 31-28.
Manning got the ball back at the Giants 20 with one minute left and all three timeouts to at least get in field goal range, but just like we had to tell you last week, these aren't the Giants of yesteryear (going way way back to 2011). Manning had only two minutes of bench time to study up because unlike Romo he completed only one of his four passes as the Giants went four and out at their own 28 yard line.
Kidding aside, Manning was very impressive at times, going
12-for-14 for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns on third-down plays. Jennings had about the same carries as last game, but his average per carry dropped from 3.3 to 2.7 a carry. However, when he caught the ball he did much better this week, averaging 8.5 yards a catch. Imagine if the offensive line could open some holes for him, and of course, as far as receivers go, Odell Beckham Jr. stole the show from everyone pulling in 10 of 11 passes for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns, including that one spectacular catch.
So now the Giants have lost six straight games, but the Cowboys really had to earn this one. You have to give credit where credit is due to both these teams. The Giants almost nailed it and even though they lost to a team that seems to be on a mission this year, they showed that they can hang in and still be an opponent you don't want to go up against."

First Quarter

Play: Odell Beckham Jr. Pass From Eli Manning for 3 Yrds, Josh Brown Made Ex. Pt
Drive info: 13 plays, 80 yds, 7:07
Giants 7-0
Play: Dan Bailey Made 38 Yrd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 60 yds, 4:16
Giants 7-3

Second Quarter

Play: Odell Beckham Jr. Pass From Eli Manning for 43 Yrds, Josh Brown Made Ex. Pt
Drive info: 6 plays, 66 yds, 2:53
Giants 14-3

Play: Jason Witten Pass From Tony Romo for 4 Yrds Dan Bailey Made Ex. Pt
Drive info: 9 plays, 77 yds, 5:37
Giants 14-10
Play: Andre Williams 3 Yd Run (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 5:57
Giants 21-10

Third Quarter

Play: Cole Beasley 45 Yd pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 65 yds, 1:59
Giants 21-17

Play: Dez Bryant 31 Yd pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey Kick)
Drive info: 4 plays, 52 yds, 1:55
Cowboys 24-21

Fourth Quarter

Play: Adrien Robinson 1 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown Kick)
Drive info: 14 plays, 93 yds, 6:12
Giants 28-24
Play: 1 Dez Bryant 13 Yd pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey Kick)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 1:59
Cowboys 31-28


Giants got a TD on their opening drive for the 2nd time after going 20 games without doing so.

Giants have lost six straight games, currently the longest losing streak in the NFL.

Giants have been eliminated from any chance of winning the NFC East division title.

Cowboys DeMarco Murray has rushed for at least 100 yards in 10 games this season.

Cowboys are 5-0 on the road, the only team in the NFL with that record.

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