It wasn’t pretty, nor was it a fun and easy watch, but the New York Giants went into Dallas and did what they needed to do and remain undefeated in Jerryworld as the Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys 29-24. Before Sandy comes as blows us away, here are the important points from the game.
Not so easy E: Look, when the highlight reels are made at the end of Eli Manning’s career, this game won’t be on it. However, he still found a way to get the job done. He went 15-29 for 192 yards and a pick. He made the plays when he had to and got the job done. There was a point when the running game wasn’t that effective, but Eli made enough plays to help the Giants when they forced Dallas turnovers. Speaking of….
Pick Sixin’: When the Giants defensive line wasn’t putting pressure on the quarterback, they were making interceptions like Jason Pierre-Paul did. He made the pick and ran it back for a touchdown. Yes, the Giants allowed Tony Romo to throw for 437 yards. But it was on 62 attempts. Plus, the Giants got four sacks and eight quarterback hits. The Cowboys had to throw it that much. The Giants completely bottled up their ground game on the few running attempts that they had. The only reason Romo got the rushing touchdown is due to the great fake he had.
Right on Tyne: It doesn’t get talked about enough, but where would the Giants be without Lawrence Tynes? Tynes went 5-5 on field goals today and is 19-21 for the year. He is quietly becoming one of the best kickers in the NFL and needs Pro Bowl and All-Pro Mentioning.