The Giants received the ball to start out the game, and within the first second, they set the tone for how the game would be played. Eli Manning, surprised by the forceful Dallas defensive line, looked left and saw running back David Wilson. Who Manning didn’t see was defensive end, Demarcus Ware as he crossed paths with Wilson and intercepted the ball on the Giants 15-yard line. Veteran QB, Tony Romo, quickly moved his team down the field, but the team would settle for a field goal.
Quickly following the Giants slip-up, came another. A fumble, from second year running back, Wilson, put the Dallas offense back on the field in just over a minute of having scored the field goal. Luckily for the Giants, the Cowboys could not capitalize off of the mistake and the New York offense was back on the field. But the Giant’s turnover streak did not end there. A short left pass intended for wide receiver, Rueben Randle, was intercepted by Will Allen, a safety for the Cowboys.
The Giant’s were looking rough, but were still only down by three when a pass intended for Dallas wide receiver, Terrance Williams was picked off by Giants safety, Ryan Mundy and brought back to the Dallas 1-yard line. After being placed in the perfect position for a touchdown, the New York team would walk away with a field goal.
Just before the half, both teams were able to score touchdowns, leaving the score at 13-10 Dallas.
The second half did not look much better for the Giants. Following a quick three and out by the Dallas offense, the Giants returned to the field only to be hit with yet another fumble by Wilson, which was recovered by Dallas and returned for a touchdown.
Wilson, a returning running back, was drafted to the Giants after the 2011 season and it was very well known that he had trouble holding on to the ball. As a rookie, Wilson fumbled the ball in the season opener against Dallas. Due to injury, running back Andre Brown was not able to play which left Wilson in the number one spot.
With Dallas trying to hold on to their short lead, Manning and the Giants began to show a little life, moving the ball down the field and putting the score at 30-24, Dallas with under nine minutes to play.
In the end, the Giants would fall to the Cowboys with a final score of 36-31.
With both teams clearly struggling, there is much to be said about the Cowboys only being able to capitalize three points off of three New York turnovers. There is also a lot to be said about Eli Manning’s performance last night and David Wilson’s future in the NFL. That being said, it is only Week 1 and both teams have plenty of work to do before they face each other again in Week 12 at MetLife Stadium. (photos by: Google)