Giants Highlights and Lowlights: Week 7 Edition

The New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys 27-20 and The Giants Beat recounts the best and worst moments from the Week 7 battle.

Following the game against the Dallas Cowboys the Giants can look back on some great highlights and some plays that they wish they could have back.


The Highlights:


Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is back to making big plays.


Rodgers-Cromartie had two interceptions on Sunday afternoon, one of which he took 58 yards to the house for a touchdown.  He jumped a route by the sidelines and ran down the sidelines untouched for the score.  DRC was asked about if his pick 6 was a similar play to when he almost had an interception earlier in the game. He responded saying, “Yes, sir. It was an out-breaking route and I knew they were coming there because it was open a little bit. I said to myself, “If they do it, just take a chance and go.” He also acknowledged his celebration on his way to an easy score after the interception saying, “It’s always a good feeling. It’s just the emotions get the best of you. You can’t do it all the time. You definitely know Coach is going to be right there waiting to get you, so I have to think twice about that.”


Dwayne Harris’ touchdown against his former team


Dwayne Harris was a Cowboy for four years before coming to the Giants this season, and his kickoff return for touchdown was a huge play in the complexion of the game.  Harris found a gap on the return, beat the kicker to the outside, and scored a 100 yard kickoff return touchdown, which was the final touchdown of the game.  He noted it was a nice feeling to do it against the Cowboys. “It felt great, especially my first kickoff return in the NFL. It felt great to do it against my old teammates.” Coach Tom Coughlin was pleased with Dwayne Harris commenting, “He’s made strong contributions offensively and, of course, punt return, kickoff return, we haven’t had much before tonight, and tonight’s kickoff return was outstanding.”



The Giants dominate the turnover margin


New starter for the cowboys Matt Cassel threw three interceptions, and Cole Beasley, who had a game he would like to forget, muffed a punt to seal the victory as the Cowboys totaled four turnovers. The Giants protected the ball and committed zero turnovers. Winning the turnover margin, especially when it is so lopsided, is key to winning football games.


The Lowlights:


Cassel finds Street in the end zone


Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel found Devin Street in the end zone for a huge touchdown in the fourth quarter to tie the game. Safety Landon Collins showed some of his limitations covering Street on the play, but did make a positive impact on the game with nine tackles.


Darren McFadden returns to his Razorback days


Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden gained 152 yards on 29 carries and added a score against the Giants. The Giants, who are home to one of the best rush defenses in the NFL, were outgained overall on the day 460-289, and gave up a season high 233 yards on the ground. After limiting opposing offenses to fewer than 100 yards rushing the first four games, they have allowed over 100 yards over each of the past three games.



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