4:15 PM ET, November 11, 2007
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Terrell Owens continued his dominance Sunday of the New York Giants, picking up his 11th TD catch in nine career games and pushing his yards-per-game average to 97.9 against the team.
|* -- Playoff game|
Line judge Jeff Seaman pulled a hamstring in the second quarter and referee Jeff Triplette's crew worked the rest of the game with six officials. ...Corey Webster, who started at cornerback for the Giants in the season opener and lost his job in Game 3, was inactive. ...The Giants are now 1-3 wearing red jerseys. ...Giants RT Kareem McKenzie suffered a bruised back in the second half and was replaced by Guy Whimper. ...Dallas DT Tank Johnson had three tackles, a sack and a penalty in his first action since serving an eight-game NFL suspension for off-field problems.
These teams seemed to be evenly matched early on, but as it has on so many previous occasions this season, the fourth quarter belonged to the Cowboys. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo showed outstanding poise and never wavered in a hostile environment, buying time in the pocket, showing accuracy on all levels of the passing game and making sound, confident decisions. It also became apparent that the Giants could not keep up with Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens. New York quarterback Eli Manning did not play poorly, but he did look overwhelmed at times. He showed too much complacency and didn't manage the game particularly well, taking multiple delay-of-game penalties. Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey was outstanding, but the flip side of his production was that it showed how difficult it was for the Giants to get the ball deep downfield, especially against the Cowboys' quarters coverage.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.0||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||11:10||Tony Curtis 15 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||7||0|
|TD||06:13||Jeremy Shockey 8 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||7||7|
|FG||14:56||Nick Folk 44 Yd||10||7|
|TD||04:33||Reuben Droughns 1 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||10||14|
|TD||00:27||Patrick Crayton 20 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||17||14|
|FG||00:01||Lawrence Tynes 40 Yd||17||17|
|TD||07:14||Terrell Owens 25 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||24||17|
|FG||13:18||Lawrence Tynes 26 Yd||24||20|
|TD||10:43||Terrell Owens 50 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||31||20|