The New York Giants have completed the season sweep of the Dallas Cowboys with a 10-7 home victory. Who were the Players of the Game?
On Sunday, December 11, the New York Giants hosted the Dallas Cowboys in the biggest game of the year. In the second meeting of the season between two of the NFL’s most bitter rivals, the Giants and Cowboys fought for more than just pride and bragging rights.
Dallas had a chance to clinch the NFC East, while New York was tasked with maintaining a steady pace after fellow wild card hopefuls won crucial games in Week 14.
With the need for victory presenting itself, Ben McAdoo and the Giants stepped up. It was a cold and physical game at MetLife Stadium, and New York ultimately prevailed by an ugly score of 10-7.
Fortunately, the NFL doesn’t have a BCS system where style points matter; all teams need in the pursuit of the playoffs are wins and losses.
As a result of the victory over the Cowboys, the Giants are now 9-4—the best record amongst potential wild card teams. Work still needs to be done to secure a postseason appearance, but New York pulled to within 2.0 games of Dallas in the NFC East.
The question is: who stepped up for the New York Giants during the second meeting of the 2016 NFL regular season with the Dallas Cowboys?