Jeremy Shockey showed why the New York Giants gave him a contract extension. Drew Bledsoe showed why the Dallas Cowboys signed him in the offseason.
After Shockey caught a game-tying 28-yard touchdown pass with 19
seconds left in the fourth quarter, Bledsoe directed a quick scoring
drive in overtime to lead the Cowboys to a 16-13 victory over
the Giants in a battle of NFC East rivals.
The game featured eight turnovers - four by each team. Jose Cortez ended the sloppy but exciting affair with a 45-yard field
goal 3:47 into overtime.
Bledsoe completed 26-of-37 passes for 312 yards and one
touchdown, but lost three fumbles.
New York's Eli Manning was 14-of-30 for 215 yards and a
touchdown, but committed two turnovers, including his first
interception in 125 pass attempts.
After a superb defensive performance in a 33-10 win over
Philadelphia last week, the Cowboys (4-2) kept the Giants out
of the end zone until Shockey caught his touchdown pass,
tying the game at 13-13.
The Giants (3-2) had a chance to tie the game before that, but
rookie running back Brandon Jacobs fumbled at the Dallas 1
after being hit by Roy Williams, who recovered the ball with
1:18 left in the fourth quarter.
After Dallas went three-and-out, the Giants took over at their
own 48. Manning quickly connected with Plaxico Burress on a
24-yard pass before Shockey got away from Williams on a crossing
pattern and caught the tying touchdown.
Shockey signed a five-year contract extension worth more than
$30 million on Thursday. He finished with five catches for 129
But Dallas won the coin flip in overtime and Bledsoe completed
3-of-4 passes for 49 yards, including a 26-yarder to tight end
Jason Witten, to set up the winning field goal.
Cowboys Win in Overtime
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