1:00 PM ET, December 4, 2005
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- For once, the New York Giants' offense didn't have to manufacture a last-minute comeback. Instead, their defense stopped one by Dallas.
|It was over when ...|
|The clock ran out. The Cowboys, down 17-0 early in the second half, made it 17-10 and tried to tie it late, but the Giants held on as time expired.||Game ball goes to ...|
|Both teams' defenses. Eli Manning and Drew Bledsoe were both intercepted twice, and neither could get on much of an offensive roll, making this game much closer than it could have been.||ESPN's take ...|
No team in the league has two better defensive ends than the Giants' Strahan and Umenyiora. They are playing the run as well as any duo in the league and they also get after the quarterback exceptionally well. This defense is led by these two players.
-- Sean Salisbury
Feely received a huge cheer from the crowd when he kicked the extra point after Brandon Jacobs' 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter ... Michael Strahan had two sacks to give him 127½ for his career, moving him one sack past Derrick Thomas and into 10th place on the NFL's all-time list ... Pierce's touchdown was his second as a pro. With Washington last December, he returned an interception off Ken Dorsey 78 yards for a score against San Francisco ... Manning's streak of consecutive games throwing a touchdown pass ended at 12. It had been the NFL's longest active streak ... The teams split the season series for the first time since 2001. The Giants swept in 2002 and 2004 and the Cowboys swept in 2003.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||2.9||4.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||5:00||Brandon Jacobs 1 Yd Run (Jay Feely Kick) |
Drive: 12 plays, 73 yds, 7:01
|FG||13:02||Jay Feely 27 Yd |
Drive: 8 plays, 53 yds, 3:58
|TD||0:12||Antonio Pierce 12 Yd Fumble Return (Jay Feely Kick)||0||17|
|FG||4:57||Billy Cundiff 34 Yd |
Drive: 10 plays, 54 yds, 4:45
|TD||11:08||Terry Glenn 7 Yd Pass From Drew Bledsoe (Billy Cundiff Kick) |
Drive: 1 plays, 7 yds, :05