4 best moments of Sterling Shepard's NY Giants career

Shepard has meant so much to the organization over the years

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3. Week 1 TD against the Cowboys in 2016

In his first NFL game, Shepard and the Giants took on the Cowboys in Arlington and they came away with a 20-19 win. The Giants were excited to show off the wide receiver trio of Odell Beckham Jr., Shepard and Victor Cruz. In that game, the one and only Eli Manning tossed for three touchdown passes against America's team.

Shepard would post three catches, 43 yards and a touchdown in his first game. His performance included a very impressive TD catch before the first half came to a close. Shepard would climb over the top of two defenders to come down with the pass from Manning. Shepard would finish the season with 65 catches, 683 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie year. This win started a playoff season for Big Blue.

That was the first TD of Shepard's career and it set the tone for the rest of the campaign. Going to Texas to open the season is one thing, but to come away with a close win had fans fired up. Shepard played a big role in the Giants celebrating after the final whistle.