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Oct 10, 1:00 pm (FOX) - Giants at Dallas
Game 5
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Giants 3 3 7 13 26
Cowboys 0 10 0 0 10
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Giants win on the road against the Cowboys 26-10.
Kurt Warner was 18 of 33 for 217 yards, and 1 touchdown.
Tiki Barber ran for 122 yards on 23 carries, including one touchdown.
Tiki Barber also caught 5 passes for 76 yards.
Jeremy Shockey caught 5 passes for 44 yards and 1 touchdown.
Amani Toomer caught 6 passes for 66 yards.
Will Peterson had an interception for the second week in a row.
Gibril Wilson and Osi Umenyiora each had sacks on Vinny Testaverde.
Steve Christie hit field goals of 39, 51, 47 and 26 yards.

Game Notes:
"It was great that the Giants defense held the Cowboys to just 10 points. Ever since that first game, the scoring against the Giants has been low, 14, 10, 7, and 10 today. The other teams may make some plays against them, but when it counts like today when Bill Parcells went for it on a 4th and 1 at the Giants 5 yard line, the defense held.
I was really surprised in this game twice by Uncle Bill. The first time was when he had the Cowboys try for that long 52 yard field goal near the end of the third quarter. It fell short and gave the Giants good field position so they were able to get their own field goal to increase the score to a 6 point lead.
The next one was a real shocker when he had them go for it on a 4th and 1 at their own 43 yard line. That sure showed no respect for our defense. The Giants held on the fourth down play just like they did earlier in the game. This time, with that great field position, they came away with another field goal to put them up 9 points with only about six minutes left in the game. Those two moves made me feel like the ghost of Jim Fassel was lurking somewhere around in Uncle Bill's headset, trying to get some sort of satisfaction for last year's early season loss

Game Notes:
"There was no 'Thunder and Lightning' in today's game. Ron Dayne had no carries and Mike Cloud had just 2 for 4 yards. No, what we saw was that the Cowboys had 'Lightning in a Bottle' and they didn't know it until Tiki uncorked a long 58 yard run right down to their 14 yard line, to threaten their 10-6 lead. A few plays later, Kurt Warner threw a 1 yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Shockey and the Giants went up in the game 13-10.
After gaining just 26 yards on his first 10 carries Tiki Barber exploded to finish this game with 122 yards on 23 carries, including a rushing touchdown. He also was the top receiver gaining 76 yards on 5 receptions. Last week Tiki Barber was selected as the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week for running 182 yards on 23 carries and scoring on a 52-yard run in the Giants 14-7 win over Green Bay. This week they're going to have to crown him.

The announcers pointed out that Amani Toomer get into it with Cowboys safety Roy Williams when he came late on Toomer with a hit. They didn't mention that it was Williams that Toomer cut down on the very next play to spring Tiki for his 55-yard screen pass catch. It was good to see Steve Christie hit on four of four field goals and return to the form he had before last week's bad outing.
By the way, if anyone who watches noticed, even after reviewing last week's Giants - Green Bay game, not one of the hosts on Inside the NFL, Cris Carter, Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth, or Dan Marino picked the Giants to win. All four went with Dallas. This, after they all picked Green Bay to win over the Giants the week before. Maybe they'll see things differently the next chance they get.

First Quarter
Play: Steve Christie 31 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 39 yards in 4:05
Second Quarter
Play: Keyshawn Johnson, 7 Yd pass from Vinny Testaverde (Billy Cundiff kick is good)
Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards in 5:36
Play: Billy Cundiff 41 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards in 5:08
Play: Steve Christie 51 Yd
Drive: 5 plays, 20 yards in 0:43
Third Quarter
Play: Jeremy Shockey, 1 Yd pass from Kurt Warner (Steve Christie kick is good)
Drive: 10 plays, 86 yards in 5:39
GIANTS 13-10
Fourth Quarter
Play: Steve Christie 47 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 29 yards in 3:16
GIANTS 16-10
Play: Steve Christie 26 Yd, 6:16
Drive: 8 plays, 34 yards in 3:58
GIANTS 19-10
Play: Tiki Barber, 3 Yd run (Steve Christie kick is good)
Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards in 3:15
GIANTS 26-10

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    16 19
   By Rushing 8 5
   By Passing 6 9
   By Penalty 2 5
Third Down Efficiency 4-11-36% 5-13-38%
FourthDown Efficiency 0-2-0% 0-0-0%
Total Net Yards 278 336
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 57 62
   Average gain per offensive play 4.9 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 166 125
   Total Rushing Plays 30 26
   Average gain per rushing play 5.5 4.8
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 2-3 1-1
Net Yards Passing 112 211
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 2-14 3-6
   Gross yards passing 126 217
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 25-15-1 33-18-0
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 4.1 5.9
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 3-0-0 7-0-0
Punts Number and Average 3-37.3 3-42.7
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 0-0
Net Punting Average 36.0 37.0
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 17 13
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 2-17 2-4
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 7-144 3-68
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 0-0 1-9
Penalties Number and Yards 11-74 9-60
Fumbles Number and Lost 2-1 2-1
Touchdowns 1 2
   Rushing 0 1
   Passing 1 1
Extra Points Made-Attempts 1-1 2-2
   Kicking Made-Attempts 1-1 2-2
Field Goals Made-Attempts 1-2 4-4
Red Zone Efficiency 1-3-33% 2-4-50%
Goal To Go Efficiency 1-1-100% 2-2-100%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 10 26
Time Of Possession 27:48 32:12

Giants are 4-1 for the first time since 1993.
They finished at 11-5 in Dan Reeves' first season.

The last five times the Giants won at Texas Stadium since 1989, they made the playoffs.

Giants are now 13-3 in games before the bye week.

Giants have won all 5 coin tosses this season.

This was Tiki Barber's fourth 100-yard game this season.

Tiki Barber's fourth-quarter touchdown was the first on the ground allowed by the Cowboys in 28 quarters.

This was Jeremy Shockey's second touchdown of the season, and the sixth of his career.

Amani Toomer caught a pass in his 88th consecutive game.

Kicker Steve Christie was 4-for-4 after a three-miss performance the previous week.

WR Tim Carter left the game with a hip injury in the first half and did not return.
WR David Tyree took his place.

Bill Parcells, until this game, had won four straight games coming off a bye week.

Vinny Testaverde's second-quarter touchdown pass to WR Keyshawn Johnson was the 255th of his career, moving him into a tie with Sonny Jurgensen for 9th place on the NFL's all-time list.

Vinny Testaverde's 10th completion of the day, a 6-yard pass to TE Jason Witten in the fourth quarter, moved him past Joe Montana into 6th place on the career completions list.

Cowboys improved their running game. Eddie George, ReShard Lee and Richie Anderson all had their longest gains of the season before halftime and the team had its season-best total by the end of the third quarter.

At halftime, the Cowboys inducted Rayfield Wright and Cliff Harris into their Ring of Honor.
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