The Giants collected another victory yesterday, this time at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. With the 35-14 victory it puts the G-men at 7-1 on the year.
Eli Manning threw 3 TDs and went 16-27, 147 yds with 1 INT. Runningback Brandon Jacobs rushed for 117 yds and 1 TD. The Cowboys were without Tony Romo who has been out with a broken pinkie. The loss for the Cowboys leaves them at 5-4 going into thier bye-week. The Giants defense had another good showing as they got 3 INT off Dallas quarterbacks yesterday.
"When a football team comes in here and it is kind of depleted as far as
injuries go, you don’t want to give them any sunlight,” said Giants
defensive end Justin Tuck. “You don’t want to give them any light whatsoever.”
The Giants have now won 5 straight at home. Kevin Boss,Steve Smith and Amani Toomer were all on the recieving end of TD passes from Manning on Sunday. Smith and Toomer got their TDs after Corey Webster picked off Romo's replacement Brad Johnson.
“The coaches preach turnovers,” Webster said. “We pin our ears back and let ourselves go once we start getting turnovers. If we keep getting turnovers, it builds more and more confidence.”
The Cowboys turned the ball over on 4 occasions, 3 on INTs and 1 on a fumble by Terrell Owens in the 2nd quarter. The Dallas offense never got going in the game. The Cowboys were coming in injured on many fronts, no Romo, no Jason Whitten, no Roy Williams, no Mat McBriar, and no Pacman Jones (because of his suspension).
Too bad for the Boys. They were picked by many in the preseason to go to the Super Bowl and represent the NFC. That doesn't look likely at the moment. Things could change when Romo comes back. As for the Giants, they continue their strong season next weekend in Philly as they match up against the Eagles who are coming off a dominating win against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The road is getting a little tougher for Eli and his men but they are up to the task. Just because they're heading down to Philly next weekend, doesn't bother the Giants, they win on the road too. I hope Donovan McNabb is ready for a fight, because the G-Men are bringing it.