While the NFC wild card game ended in controversy with a bad no-call, the Dallas Cowboys season ended the same way with a controversial referee decision. However, bad tackling was really the reason for the loss. Here is a look at the Cowboys team grades.
The New York Football Giants (3-7) have lost five games in a row, and the team will equal last year’s six game losing streak with a loss to the visiting Dallas Cowboys (7-3). The Cowboys were on their bye last week, but actually gained ground in the division race, as the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Packers in Green Bay.
The New York Football Giants (3-3) jump out of the frying pan and into the fire this week as the team travels to Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys (5-1). The G-men are still smarting from a 27-0 pasting at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles, while the Cowboys upended the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-23 in Seattle.
With a windy MetLife Stadium as a backdrop for a key NFC East matchup, the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys battled for a full 60 minutes. A Dan Bailey field goal from 32 yards out with no time remaining propelled the Cowboys to a 24-21 victory over the Giants.
The Giants swagger has returned, courtesy of a four-game winning streak. New York dug itself a deep hole in starting the season with six straight losses, but four straight wins have placed them back in the playoff hunt. Big Blue faces an erratic Cowboys squad that beat New York 36-31 in a wild season opener at Dallas in September. The G-men would love nothing better than to return the favor to the ‘Boys at MetLife Stadium this week.
“It’s absolutely not true,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday. “Both of those payers were injured. Connor never returned to the game. Cullen was in a position where he needed to regroup. That really wasn’t orchestrated at all.”
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