4:25pm - Cowboys at Giants
lose to the Cowboys 24-21.
Eli Manning was 16 of 30 for 174 yards and 2 TDs.
Andre Brown rushed for 127 yards on 21 carries and had 4 catches for 11 yards.
Jacobs rushed for 75 yards on 9 carries.
Rueben Randle caught 3 passes for
Brandon Myers caught 3 passes for 39 yards and 1 TD.
Cruz caught 2 passes for 27 yards and had 1 fumble.
Jerrel Jernigan caught
2 passes for 24 yards.
Bear Pascoe caught 1 pass for 5 yards.
caught 1 pass for 4 yards and 1 TD.
Antrel Rolle had 1 interception.
Jenkins had 2 sacks.
Justin Tuck had 1 sack.
Mathias Kiwanuka and Linval
Joseph shared in 1 sack.
Brown kicked fields goals of 21 and 23 yards.
"If you were at the
stadium waiting for the game to start, you had to be thinking what it might feel
like in these seats in February for the Super Bowl. For today though, I was hoping
that the Cowboys would feel the chill and that it would play into our advantage.
The Cowboys got the ball first and had a nice starting spot at their 32 yard line.
Before long though Tony Romo took his first sack by either Linval Joseph or Mathias
Kiwanuka or both combined. Romo couldn't connect on a third and long and after
the punt the Giants had the ball on their own 10 yard line.
They didn't get
far and after the ball changed hands a few times, the Giants came up big when
Tony Romo's pass came off the hands of Dez Bryant and was intercepted by Antrel
Rolle at the Giants 21 yard line. That was exciting until Victor Cruz caught a
pass and had it pulled from his hands and returned all the way downfield for a
touchdown to put the Cowboys up 7-0.
In the second quarter the Giants got close,
but had to settle for a field goal to make it 7-3. About five plays later, Tony
Romo hit Jason Witten for a 20 yard touchdown and I got this sinking feeling.
Still, Andre Brown had been running strong and on the next series he had a nice
11 yard run and when they rested him, Brandon Jacobs reeled off 9 yards. That
was nothing because on his next carry Jacobs ran almost 40 yards and almost took
it in, but was stopped at the Cowboys 4 yard line. Brown came back in and everyone
in the house knew what was coming next and unfortunately so did the Cowboys. Brown
got the ball and the play was blown up for a six yard loss. Then Manning couldn't
connect with Brandon Myers and for some reason, from 10 yards out, gave the ball
to Brown again. He got 5 yards and we had to settle for another field goal and
before long the half ended with the Giants down 14-6.
The good thing was that
the Giants were getting the ball to start the second half and right away Brown
was ripping up the field again, but that drive stalled at the Cowboys 35 yard
line even with the Giants going for it on a fourth down-and-six. When the Cowboys
scored a touchdown on the next drive to make it 21-6 I thought all was lost, but
Manning completed a pass to Brandon Myers, who fell down and then got up when
no one touched him and continued on for a touchdown.
the Giants later tied it up 21-21 in the fourth quarter my hopes were high. They
had to make a two point conversion to do that and had been trailing the whole
game up to that point, but this doesn't seem to be the year that the Giants can
work their magic. They let the Cowboys chew up the whole four and a half minutes
or so that were left and finish them off with a field goal. The day started off
windy and cold and ended up really chilly and dark for all the fans at the stadium
and also maybe for as far as the rest of this season will go."
"After you win four games straight aren't you allowed a little leeway, dropping
one by a measly three points? NO! Not when you started off the season by losing
six straight. If you want to pull off the all-time super NFL miracle, and come
back from the dead to play in your own stadium in the Super Bowl, you can't take
a loss to the Cowboys here like the Giants did today.
Eli Manning didn't have
Hakeem Nicks at his disposal. For whatever reason he was suddenly out for this
game, and the Cowboys were so effective covering Victor Cruz that Manning threw
only four passes his way. Cruz caught two of them, with one being stripped from
his hands and returned 50 yards for a touchdown.
Still they did manage to
comeback from a 21-6 deficit to tie the game and give the fans a short lived thrill
in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys had the ball with 4:45 left at their 20 yard
line. It was all on the Giants defense to stop them and get the ball back into
Manning's hands, but that didn't happen. Tony Romo used up all the time as he
marched his unit down to the Giants 11 yard line and a 35 yard field goal sealed
the game for the Cowboys.
the defense gave up two touchdown passes and one field goal for a total of 17
points. The offense gave up 7 and settled for field goals twice instead of touchdowns
even though both times they had first-and-goal inside the Cowboys' 10-yard line.
With the limitations of the offensive line and no Hakeem Nicks, Eli Manning played
like he had one arm tied behind his back. Andre Brown and Brandon Jacobs provided
a real nice ground game, but without Manning connecting with his receivers, or
with him being sabotaged by them, you end up with a loss like this. Right now
the best the Giants can do on the season is finish 9-7. The Cowboys are 6-5 and
have all the tiebreakers they need if they finish up even with the Giants. At
least 10 more teams in the NFC have better records than the Giants right now so
things don't look real good for any post season games."
Jeff Heath 50 yard fumble return for TD (Dan Bailey
Drive: 0 play, 0 yard in 0:00
- FIELD GOAL
Josh Brown 21 yard field goal, 12:40
plays, 74 yards in 6:37
Jason Witten 20 yard TD pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey
Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards in 3:03
- FIELD GOAL
Josh Brown 23 yard field goal, 5:18
Drive: 8 plays,
60 yards in 4:19
Third Quarter |
Jason Witten 2 yd pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards in 5:41
Brandon Myers 27 yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown
Drive: 6 plays, 67 yards in 2:21
Louis Murphy Jr. 4 yd pass from Eli Manning (Andre
Brown 2pt Rush), 4:45
Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards in 4:13
- FIELD GOAL
Jason Pierre-Paul 24 yd interception return (Josh
Brown kick), 10:49
Drive: 0 play, 0 yard
New York 27-13
Antrel Rolle’s interception was his fifth interception of the season.
Andre Brown topped his career high 115 yards set two weeks ago with 127 yards.
Brandon Jacobs 37-yard run was the Giants longest run in 2013.
Louis Murphy caught his first career touchdown on his second catch of the season.
Hakeem Nicks missed a game for the first time this season.
Nicks has never
played a full 16-game season in five years.
came up with four sacks for the third time in four games.
50-yard fumble return was the longest against the Giants since Dec. 13, 2009.Cowboys
second quarter touchdown pass was the first allowed by the Giants in 20 quarters.
Dec 1 - Giants at Redskins.
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