A field goal with no time on the clock was enough for the New York Giants to escape Texas with a victory over the Dallas Cowboys tonight.
The Cowboys defense played horribly, missing tackles and giving up long balls. Mario Manningham, whom so many teams passed over in the draft, picked the Cowboys secondary apart.
The heart-breaking loss creates a three-way tie for second in the NFC East.
The bright spot in the game was the Cowboys running game, which gained more than 250 yards. With two minutes left, the Giants seemed to get in field goal range with relative ease.
This was the first game in the new Cowboys Stadium. Next up for the Cowboys are the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football.
Marion Barber and Felix Jones each scored a touchdown. Jason Witten scored on a short out pattern.
Tony Romo hurt the Cowboys tonight and it was troubling to see, after the first two interceptions, the Cowboys not stick with the running game. Although Romo through for one touchdown and scored on a quarterback sneak, his three interceptions were devestating.
What does this loss mean for the Cowboys? It is way too early to tell, but just like last season, the Cowboys defense is struggling early.
Terence Newman did not play well. He got burned by Manningham on a straight route, gaining several yards on Newman for the touchdown.
DeMarcus Ware was held sackless again, which has got me stumped. The Cowboys don’t seem to be getting the pressure on the quarterback so far. In fact, the Cowboys haven’t had a sack yet, after placing second in sacks in 2008.
The offense looks good. The Cowboys have one of the best running games in the NFL. It’s the defense that is hurting the Cowboys.