-- The Giants' O-line was tattered and torn Monday, and when the game began there were three rookies in starting positions. They were David Diehl at RG, Wayne Lucier at C and Jeff Roehl at LT. It was only the seventh time in NFL history that three rookies started on the offensive line.
-- FB Jimmy Finn
didn't dress, still hampered by the quad muscle pull he suffered against the
Rams in Week One. He should be available for the next game, Sunday against the
-- OLT Luke Petitgout didn't dress Monday, bothered by back spasms
that took him out of the game vs. St. Louis and opened the door for Roehl, an
undrafted free agent rookie who actually didn't do all that badly. But Petitgout
will return for the Redskins.
-- TE Jeremy Shockey dropped a perfect TD pass
from Kerry Collins, but made up for it with another one in the fourth quarter.
In all, however, he caught only two passes for eight yards.
-- QB Kerry
Collins rebounded from a terrible first half (7-for-21, 100 yards) with a big
second half Monday, and finished the game with stats of 21 for 51, 265 yards,
three TDs and two interceptions.
-- MLB Mike Barrow had 19 tackles to lead
both sides, and weakside LB Dhani Jones was next with 15 plus a 10-yard sack. In
fact, the Giants' first five tacklers had more stops than the leading Cowboys
tackler, LB Dat Nguyen (six).
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