4:15 pm (FOX) - Cowboys at Giants
Giants lose to the Cowboys 23-20.
Eli Manning was 24-of-36 for 270 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
Tiki Barber rushed
for 90 yards on 23 carries.
Brandon Jacobs had 5 carries for 29 yards.
Shockey caught 6 passes for 65 yards, and 1 touchdown.
Plaxico Burress caught
6 passes for 43 yards and 1 touchdown.
Tiki Barber caught 5 passes for 53
Mathias Kiwanuka and Will Demps each had interceptions.
Kiwanuka had 1 sack.
Jay Feely kicked 2 field goals, 23 and 22 yards.
"Even though the Cowboys had
won three straight games, including one against the undefeated Indianapolis Colts,
they couldn't just waltz in here and beat the Giants without a fight. Hotshot
quarterback Tony Romo was reduced to average, but the Giants needed just a little
bit extra. They needed a bit more of a pass rush and then Romo would have looked
even worse. It wouldn't have been such a back and forth game, and the Giants probably
would have won.
They needed Michael Strahan on the field instead of the sidelines.
Now there are four more games left, and if the Giants continue to play the way
they did today, and if Strahan makes it back, this will be a close race to the
Parcells pulls them off the bench or off the scrapheap or whatever - it doesn't
matter. Somehow Bill knows how and when to do it, and it works. Tony Romo was
nothing but a backup player a few short weeks ago, and Martin Gramatica wasn't
even playing football. His career just about over and done, but Parcells made
them both starters on his team.
Since 2000, Gramatica was 6 of 12 in making field goals in the 30-39 yard range,
and only 4 of 13 from a 40-49 yard distance, but Parcells somehow knows when to
make the right moves. If Bill Parcells needs to he can come up with a quarterback
right off the bench. If he needs a kicker, he produces one. Suddenly Gramatica
can suit up this week and nail three field goals, 35 yards, 41 yards, and a 46
yarder to win the game for Bill.
As for Tony Romo, he didn't have his best
game. The Giants are some sort of kryptonite to Romo. Romo had given up only 2
interceptions in his first 5 starts, but today he gave up 2 to the Giants, and
remember that when he first stepped on the field to replace Drew Bledsoe against
this same team, he gave up three. Romo had thrown 10 touchdowns over his first
five starts, but got none today, and still it didn't matter. Bill Parcells was
on the sidelines working his magic and building his legend."
| First Quarter |
| NY GIANTS - TOUCHDOWN|
Jeremy Shockey, 17 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 4:39.
Drive: 10 plays, 66 yards in 5:58.
NY GIANTS 7-0
DALLAS - TOUCHDOWN
Marion Barber, 1 Yd run (Martin Gramatica
kick is good), 1:28.
Drive: 3 plays, 40 yards in 1:26.
NY GIANTS 7-7
Second Quarter |
DALLAS - FIELDGOAL|
Martin Gramatica 41 Yd, 0:01.
Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards in 1:12.
Third Quarter |
GIANTS - FIELDGOAL|
Play: Jay Feely 23 Yd, 4:32.
17 plays, 75 yards in 8:33.
DALLAS - FIELDGOAL
Martin Gramatica 35 Yd, 0:05.
Drive: 9 plays, 49 yards in 4:27.
Fourth Quarter |
Jay Feely 22 Yd, 9:44.
Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards in 5:21.
DALLAS - TOUCHDOWN
Marion Barber, 7 Yd run (Martin Gramatica kick is good), 3:33.
Drive: 12 plays,
66 yards in 6:11.
GIANTS - TOUCHDOWN
Play: Plaxico Burress, 5 Yd pass
from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 1:06.
Drive: 7 plays, 63 yards
DALLAS - FIELDGOAL
Play: Martin Gramatica 46 Yd,
Drive: 5 plays, 40 yards in 1:05.
|First Downs |
|3rd-Down Efficiency |
|4th-Down Efficiency |
|Total Net Yards |
| Total plays|
| Average gain|
|Net Yards Rushing |
| Average gain per rush|
| Tackles for loss-yards|
|Net Yards Passing |
| Times sacked: Number-Yards|
| Gross passing yards|
|Pass Attempts-completions-had Intercepted|
| Avg gain per pass play|
|Kickoffs: Number-in End Zone-touchbacks |
|Punts: Number and Average |
| Had blocked|
|FGs - PATs Had Blocked |
|Net Punting Average |
|Total Return Yardage (not including kickoffs)|
| Number-Yards: Punt Returns|
| Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns|
| Number-Yards: Interception Returns|
|Penalties: Number-yards |
|Fumbles: Number-lost |
|Extra Points: Made-attempts |
| Kicking: Made-Attempts|
|Field Goals: Made-attempts |
|Red Zone Efficiency |
|Goal To Go Efficiency |
|Final Score |
|Time Of Possession |
Eli Manning had a a quarterback rating of
107.4, his 2nd-highest of the season.
of Tony Romo's seven interceptions to date were thrown against the Giants.
Dec 10. Giants at Carolina, 1:00 PM ET