Week 1 Recap


Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of AT

Turnovers do the Giants in as Cowboys take the W in Jerry World. 

“I’m totally embarrassed by that kind of football.” – Tom Coughlin

The story of the night was turnovers for the Giants. 1st play from scrimmage was an interception on a screen. Starting runningback David Wilson had two lost fumbles, Eli Manning had 3 interceptions, one turning into a pick 6 with 2 minutes left. In addition, there was a turnover on a punt return which bounced off of Trumaine McBride’s arm giving Dallas great field position in the 2nd quarter.

Eli Manning ended up finishing 27 for 42 with 450 yards and 4 TDs, but it was the 3 interceptions in addition to those numbers that did the most damage.

David Wilson was taken out after his 2nd fumble in the 2nd quarter he finished the game with 7 carries for 19 yards.

Cruz led all receivers with 5 for 118 and 3 TDs, Nicks had 5 for 114, and Randle had 5 for 101.

Romo  finished 36 for 49 for 263 and 2 with 1 INT.

Dez Bryant was shaded all night long held to 4 and 22.

Witten came through again for the Cowboys with 8 for 70 and 2.

Quick Blow By Blow:

Coughlin on if Wilson is still the starter, “I’m not going to answer that question now.”

Defense actually did their job tonight. For the amount of turnovers, and the offensive weapons the Cowboys have, the score should have been a lot worse.

The “big butts” on that defensive line held Murray to only 86 yards on 20 carries.

Pass rush was almost non existent besides the back to back sacks.

Hurry up offense by Dallas had the Giants defense exhausted.

Connor, Prince went down in the first half. Connor with a burner, Prince with a concussion

Ross came in for Prince and played well on the outside with T2 doing his job in the slot.

Eli and the Giants had their chance but on a drive starting with 2:49 left, Eli threw a screen off of Da’Rel Scott’s hands and into Brandon Carr for the pick 6.