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Defense Leads Giants To A Season Sweep Of The Cowboys


I’m not gonna roll into my usual rant about the Giants offensive woes. If Ereck Flowers wasn’t getting Eli killed, Eli was throwing it to Dallas – who dropped a few. If he wasn’t throwing it to Dallas, he was throwing it to Cruz or Beckham – who dropped a few. If he was tired of everybody else dropping passes, he’d just drop the ball himself. One short slant to a freak athlete ended up being the difference tonight in knocking off the Cowboys again, and that was made possible by an unbelievable defensive effort.

I wrote in my pregame blog that there was no chance the Giants could win a game like this. I knew the Big Blue defense was very good, but this? This I didn’t see coming against a squad rolling like Dallas. Jenkins. Collins. Romeo motherfucking Okwara. Absolute studs tonight. Held Zeke to just 21 second half yards on the ground. Dak came in a marksman and left just 17-37 with a pair of picks. Dez Bryant’s lone catch morphed into a back-breaking fumble. As a team, the Cowboys converted just 1 of 15 third downs. All game long I kept saying to myself “there’s just no way they can hold them again here”. All game long, I was wrong.

The division crown is still most likely a pipe dream – but with wins from everyone else in the wild card hunt, this is a monster victory for the G-Men. Clearly there’s still MAJOR issues offensively but come playoffs, defense travels. Against a rival with every reason to want this game, the Giants proved what they’re capable of & held the NFL’s best off the scoreboard for the final 45+ minutes. And they absolutely had to. Awesome.

Did this dude jinx the Cowboys? Probably.