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Oct 16, 1:00 pm (FOX) - Giants at Cowboys
Game 5
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Giants 3 3 0 7 0 13
Cowboys 0 7 0 6 3 16
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Giants lose a tough one to the Cowboys 16-13.
Eli Manning went 14-of-30 for 215 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
Tiki Barber rushed for 64 yards on 14 attempts.
Jeremy Shockey caught 5 passes for 129 yards and 1 TD.
Plaxico Burress caught 5 passes for 55 yards.
Amani Toomer caught 2 passes for 11 yards.
Jay Feely kicked 2 field goals, 50 and 45 yards.
Michael Strahan had 2 sacks.
Osi Umenyiora had 1 sack.
Curtis Deloatch had 1 interception.

Game Notes:
"You knew Uncle Bill wasn't going to make it easy on the Giants. Somehow he was able to shut down the Giants offense which was used to putting up an average 34 points a game. The Giants scored only 13 points and even though it looked like the Giants defense did their job, you have to look at the 312 passing yards they gave up to Drew Bledsoe.
Every time a quarterback drops back to pass against the Giants you cringe, because you know most often, it's going to be a completion. The Cowboys had 25 first downs this game and most of the time they stopped themselves. It's easy to be fooled by the low score, but the Cowboys held the ball for over 40 minutes. The Giants defense couldn't get them off the field, and the offense couldn't sustain a drive."

Game Notes:
"How many times can you go up against a Bill Parcells coached team and win? Tom Coughlin did it 2 times against his former boss last year and that was pushing it. The Cowboys stopped the Giants for most of the game. The Cowboys held the Giants to 92 yards and only 4 first downs for the first 3 quarters. The Giants didn't convert a 3rd down until there was less than four minutes left in the game. When they had a shot to tie things up, they chose to put rookie Brandon Jacobs in the game in a really tough spot. It was in the 4th quarter with a 2nd and 3 at the Dallas goaline and the Giants were trailing 13-6.
Brandon knew he needed yards and Cowboys knew most of all they had to go after the ball, and they did. The fumble stopped the drive, and cost the Giants a chance to score. Tiki Barber had been effective up until then, and going to the rookie for the first time in this game in this crucial spot was a poor coaching choice. The Giants were lucky to get one more shot and tie it up, but in overtime the Cowboys got the ball first and then the winning fieldgoal."

First Quarter
Play: Jay Feely 50 Yd, 10:36.
Second Quarter

Play: G Jay Feely 45 Yd, 8:42. Drive: 6 plays, 5 yards in 3:03.

Play: Jason Witten, 2 Yd pass from Drew Bledsoe (Jose Cortez kick is good), 0:40.
Drive: 16 plays, 83 yards in 8:02.
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Play: Jose Cortez 29 Yd, 12:44.
Drive: 15 plays, 79 yards in 8:48.

Play: Jose Cortez 28 Yd, 4:40.
Drive: 9 plays, 23 yards in 4:23.

Play: Jeremy Shockey, 24 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Jay Feely kick is good), 0:19.
Drive: 2 plays, 52 yards in 0:33.
GIANTS 13-13

Play: Jose Cortez 45 Yd, 11:13.
Drive: 8 plays, 51 yards in 3:47.

Game Stats:
Total First Downs    11 25
   By Rushing 4 8
   By Passing 7 16
   By Penalty 0 1
Third Down Efficiency 1-11-9% 9-16-56%
Fourth Down Efficiency 1-1-100% 0-0-0%
Total Net Yards 270 385
   Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 53 78
   Average gain per offensive play 5.1 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 91 92
   Total Rushing Plays 19 38
   Average gain per rushing play 4.8 2.4
   Tackles for a loss-number and yards 0-0 4-11
Net Yards Passing 179 293
   Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 4-36 3-19
   Gross yards passing 215 312
Pass Attempts-Completions-Had Intercepted 30-14-1 37-26-1
   Avg gain per pass play (inc.# thrown passing) 5.3 7.3
Kickoffs Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks 5-2-0 4-2-0
Punts Number and Average 5-42.4 3-40.3
   Had Blocked 0 0
FGs - PATs Had Blocked 0-0 1-0
Net Punting Average 40.4 40.3
Total Return Average (Not Including Kickoffs) 20 53
   No. and Yards Punt Returns 0-0 3-10
   No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 4-78 5-100
   No. and Yards Interception Returns 1-20 1-43
Penalties Number and Yards 6-32 6-44
Fumbles Number and Lost 4-3 3-3
Touchdowns 1 1
   Rushing 0 0
   Passing 1 1
Extra Points Made-Attempts 1-1 1-1
   Kicking Made-Attempts 1-1 1-1
Field Goals Made-Attempts 2-2 3-5
Red Zone Efficiency 0-4-0% 1-4-25%
Goal To Go Efficiency 0-0-0% 1-2-50%
Safeties 0 0
Final Score 13 16
Time Of Possession 23:01 40:46

Giants fell to 3-14 in games following a bye.
Giants lost the game following their bye for the fifth year in a row.
Tom Coughlin is 5-5 in post-bye games.

Giants failed to score on their opening drive for the first time this season.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin fell to 0-3 on replay challenges this season.
Opponents are 0-4.

Giants Eli Manning is 4-8 as a starter, and 0-5 away from Giants Stadium.

Eli Manning's 59-yard completion to Jeremy Shockey in the fourth quarter was the longest career play for each player.

Michael Strahan needs 9 sacks to tie Lawrence Taylor's Giants record of 132.5.

Giants Kicker Jay Feely is a perfect 10-for-10 this season.
Feeley's 50-yarder, and a 45-yarder were his two longest field goals of the season.

Giants Gibril Wilson led the Giants with 10 unassisted tackles. Nick Greisen also had 10 tackles.

Giants CB Curtis Deloatch had five tackles and recorded his first career interception.

Dallas head coach Bill Parcells moved past Bud Grant into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time wins list with 169.

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