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Giants hope drought is on the way out

G-men can return to the playoffs with prime-time win over rival Cowboys on Sunday

Updated: December 31, 2011, 10:16 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's been nearly three years since the New York Giants were in the playoffs and lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 11, 2009.

The Giants haven't breathed playoff air since that 2008 season, when they unsuccessfully tried to defend their Super Bowl title after losing Plaxico Burress to a gunshot wound in the leg.

For several Giants, that season and that playoff game feel like they took place an eternity ago.

"It seems like ...

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