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Giants Beat Up On Cowboys, Win 41-35

After an awful start, the Giants recovered to put on a pretty dominating show in Dallas, as they beat the Cowboys 41-35 in Dallas. The Giants improved to 5-2,and are in sole possession of the NFC East lead. The Cowboys are 1-5.

On the first series, Eli threw an interception, that led to a 4 yard touchdown reception by Jason Witten. Another series, another interception for Eli, this time leading to a 26 yard field goal, to put the Cowboys up 10-0 very early on.

The Giants and Hakeem Nicks answered late in the first quarter, on a 7 yard touchdown pass.

The Cowboys dominated the early 2nd quarter, scoring first on a 41 yard field goal, then following it up with a 93 yard punt return for a touchdown by Dez Bryant.

The Giants weren’t fazed, and started to mount their comeback. Nicks added another TD on an 8 yard pass from Eli Manning. Steve Smith scored a 14 yard touchdown to give the Giants a 21-20 lead. They ended the half with a 53 yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes.

The Giants came out strong in the 2nd half, scoring on a beautiful 25 yard TD reception by Mario Manningham, to put them up 31-20. Brandon Jacobs added to the drubbing with a 30 yard touchdown run to make it 38-20.

Dez Bryant added a touchdown in garbage time after another Eli interception. After a successful two point conversion, the Giants were up 38-28. The Giants added a field goal late to make it 41-28. Bryant added yet another TD with under a minute left to make it 41-35

The Giants, after all their turnovers, really dominated this game. The Cowboys seemed to give up on defense. The Giants offense could move pretty much at will, on the ground and in the air. Whether it was Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith, Mario Manningham, Bradshaw or Jacobs, the Giants could do what they pleased. The Cowboys, seemingly, gave up.

The Giants defense, as usual, was incredible. A lot of it has to do with the injury to Romo (fractured left clavicle). The offense had no punch with Jon Kitna. Still, the pass rush was epic, and the Cowboys just had nowhere to go.

Special teams was a mixed bag. Tynes and Dodge were great. But they gave up a 93 yard punt return for a touchdown to Dez Bryant, and gave up some other good returns. Coverage still is the biggest problem.

The Giants did let the Cowboys creep back into the game late in the game. It’s a disturbing trend that’s been happening of late. Not sure why it’s happening. Maybe they’re resting on their laurels a bit too much. Whatever it is, for the Giants to be a completely elite team, they have to cut that out.

The Giants showed resiliency tonight, fighting back from a horrid start to end up dominating the game. The Giants looked unstoppable. Romo or not, the Giants played like one of the best teams in football. And, with this win, they just might be.


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8 Responses to “Giants Beat Up On Cowboys, Win 41-35”

  1. Russo757 says:

    I love the Giants but I HATE how they will be dominating a team then just ease up when they have a big lead and let opposing teams close the gap. The score should have been way more lopsided

  2. CMH says:

    – I’ve been very critical of Gilbride, but have to give credit where due. Solid game plan and creative play calling. Nice job.

    – After an obviously shaky start, Eli put on a clinic. His resiliency and calm are great influences on the team.

    – Love the way our 3 WRs play off each other. Just a great trio. Nicks looks like an Irvin/ Boldin hybrid.

    – Snee deserves All Pro consideration. That block on Manningham’s TD was a beauty.

    – Maybe it’s a coincidence but the running game seems to have found itself about the same time that Bear Pascoe became our FB.

    – Jacobs is running “angry” again and is a perfect foil to Bradshaw’s explosiveness.

    – I didn’t think much of the Deon Grant signing at the time but he is so solid in all phases of the game. That 3 safety configuration is really working.

    – The unsung heroes of the D are Canty, Cofield and Goff. Those 3 just shut down the interior run and free up our edge guys to make plays.

    – Got to clean up the turnovers and special teams. Not sure what the answers are there.

    – If he keeps his head on straight, Dez Bryant is going to be amazing.

    Congrats on the win Big Blue!

    • Jason C. says:

      If he KEEPS his head on straight??
      Dez needs to GET his head on straight, his running around after being tackled on more than one occasion, and then acting like some foreigner who’s never heard the rules of football after the whistles are blown, was almost as pathetic a show as all the turnovers the Giants had letting the Cowboys make the final score more respectable than it should have been. Play the game rookie, don’t try to change the rules.

  3. Chris says:

    G-men looked good despite all the turnovers. Seems they shouldn’t throw the passes early on that the receivers need turn around and catch almost immediately. Give them the easier flags or slants till they get warmed up (maybe will eliminate some tips).
    Boy, they’ve got the worst punt returner in football history. I’m trying to remember back to the ’70’s when there was someone just as awful. We need to get rid of that guy.

  4. nycsportzfan says:

    Letting teams back in games somewhat seems to be a Thing most NFL teams do often.. I know its frustrating, but for whatever reason, it happens… Overally, a Sensationaly Fun game to watch, and to win after commiting 5turnovers and a PUNT RET Td on the Rd to a despreate team is unbelievable…

    Bradshaw continues to dazzle, as does nicks.. I said, after the 09draft that the Giants would have the best Group of Pass Catchers in there history with Nicks, Smith, Barden, Beckum, mario, boss, and i said it woulden’t be last yr, but you’d see signs, and then more and more progress with us topping out next yr, as that’ll be when we are 100pct developed(meaning all the guys i mentioned like Travis and Ramses).. I’m looking pretty darn good on that assesment!

  5. Cactus Jack says:

    The final score was much closer than it needed to be…if only the play calling was more imaginative.
    At the two minute warning, the Giants were up 38-28 and had driven down to the Dallas 6 yard line with a 4th and one facing them. Had they chosen to go for the first down, one of three things could have happened. They could have scored a touchdown and put the game out of reach. They could have run out the clock. At worst, they could have given the Cowboys the ball inside their own six yard line, with less than two minutes to go, needing two scores to tie or win.
    Instead, they chose to kick a meaningless field goal for an additional 3 points, which did not alter Dallas’ ability to win with two scores. They chose to give the ball back to Dallas and as we have seen, Dallas quickly scored after a good runback and almost pulled the game out, with a minute to go.
    Too often, we have seen the play calling not match the players ability to make a play, when required.
    Cactus Jack

    • Russo757 says:

      Well its just seems the play calling gets soft. I dont see how the D could SHUT DOWN Dallas completely in the third then allow two drives to end in a TD in the 4th. NOt to mention the Offense was moving the ball at will then once they got the lead decided to just run every play to eat up time. The pass game was working, why stop. Run the ball and eat up time some, but still have the goal of getting points, not just eating up the clock. I was talking to a friend and told him that NY was going to kick the field goal, give the ball back to dallas, play soft d, let them score and make it a close game. Sure enough thats what happened. Sucks that they are that predictable.

      On a lighter note they looked great at times. Run game looked great. THe blocking was outstanding, and Manningham, Nicks, and Smith made big plays. Eli needs to calm down and watch the high passes. THere was a thread on here a while back blaming the receivers for the tipped int’s but clearly Manning is not putting the ball where it needs to be.

      I’m looking forward to seeing the G-Men beat up on Dallas again in a few weeks in the Meadowlands! 1st in the East fellas!

  6. Jeff H says:

    How about that O freakin line! Man there were some monster blocks from the guards in that game. The one pass to MM and Snee pulls out and just lays out the defender was priceless. Our O-line is looking like that of the past. Minus the D.Ware strip around the edge but all in all looking good.

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