Cowboys step up for new coach Garrett; top Giants 33-20

The power went out at the stadium momentarily, but the Cowboys turned on a light for their season, as they bounce back and beat the Giants 33-20 . The Giants had too many mistakes and not enough time to win this game.

The Giants started off the scoring, with a Lawrence Tynes 43 yard field goal. But the lead didn’t last long, as the Cowboys came right back and scored on a 13 yard Dez Bryant touchdown.

In the second quarter, David Buehler kicked home a 22 yarder to make it 9-3. After a long Giants drive, Brian McCann intercepted a pass in the end zone and ran it 101 yards for a score, to make it 16-3. Buehler added another field goal, as did Lawrence Tynes to make it 19-6 at the half.

The Cowboys started the 3rd quarter off with a bang, as Felix Jones caught a little screen pass and ran 71 yards for the touchdown. The Giants answered back, after a power outage at the Stadium, on a 5 yard pass to Mario Manningham, to make it 26-13 Cowboys. The Cowboys came right back, however, adding another touchdown on a 24 yard pass to Miles Austin to give the Boys a 20 point lead. Manning and the Giants answered back on a 35 yard touchdown pass to Kevin Boss, to make it 33-20.

The offense started slow but got its groove as the game went on, especially after halftime. Everything was slow early on, especially with a lot of penalties and turnovers. But they got it moving as the game went on. Nicks had a big game, as did Manningham. Eli was solid, playing the part of the prototypical lader. He rallied his troops. Run game improved as well. The problem was, even as the offense improved, sloppiness and penalties killed them. Penalty brought back a TD near the end. Fumbles, interceptions, penalties. Doesn’t matter how good your offense is, those mistakes will kill you.

Defense, like the offense, started slow but got it going as the game went on. More pressure as the game on, especially after halftime. Corners looked lost, especially when covering Dez Bryant, and Kitna had a field day throwing the ball. But the run game wasn’t that powerful, and they picked it up and looked like the Giants defense we know and love. Unfortunately, Bryant killed them all day, and they allowed enough big plays to make a difference

The Cowboys responded well to the coaching change, as they looked energized and focused. The Giants didn’t necessarily respond well enough to the change, and didn’t seem ready for it. The Cowboys got their game back, and the Giants have to be kicking themselves at a lost opportunity.

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