Question Marks for the Giants as they go Forward
By Mike Florio
Despite one of the greatest catches of the season- and all-time- the Giants were unable to defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.
The Giants had the game for the taking after Eli Manning connected with Adrien Robinson to put them up with 6:12 left in the fourth quarter.
The Giants however could not stop the Cowboys allowing them to march down the field. Tony Romo found Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley for big gains on the drive. The drive was capped off with a 13-yard pass play from Romo to Bryant with just under 2 minutes left to give the Cowboys a 31-28 lead.
Not only was Romo able to find an open Bryant in the back of the endzone, he could have taken a nap first before connecting with his all-pro wide out. On the throw that proved to be the game winner, Romo was able to hang in the pocket for nine seconds.
The Giants were unable to get any sort of pressure on Romo on that final drive, let alone the game. Due to that, Romo was able to connect on 18-of-26 passing attempts, for 275 yards and four touchdowns. He posted a passer rating of 143.
You’d be hard press to blame anyone expect the defense, particularly the D-line.
Manning went 29-for-40 for 338 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Odell Beckham Jr. hauled in 10 of 11 targets for 146 yards and two touchdowns. He also took the world by storm with his one handed leaping catch as his body contorted.
The loss drops the Giants to 3-8 (2-4 at home), and leaves nothing but question marks going forward. The front office will have to closely evaluate every position, besides maybe QB and WR, going forward.
Perhaps the worst part of the loss was that after the Giants failed to convert on a short fourth down on their final drive, the fans began to cheer. Originally, it was ruled a Giants first down, but under further review, Rashaad Jennings was ruled short of the mark and the game was all but over.
With the Cowboy players celebrating on the sideline, loud cheers erupted from the crowd, likely leaving many wondering who the actual home team was.