Brandon Jacobs was somehow able to scamper all the way through the Dallas defense, tiptoeing along the sideline for a 74-yard TD reception. If the sight of the 265-pound Jacobs outrunning the Cowboys secondary didn't break Dallas's spirit then the 79-yard punt return TD from Domenick Hixon certainly did.
The Giants 31-24 victory featured plenty of sloppy play by both squads. Big Blue was able to take over the game on the Big Play — two very perfectly executed Big Plays with lots of good blocking I might add.
Ahmad Bradshaw chipped in with a 29-yard scamper of his own, reversing fields after he ran into a defensive wall on the left side, and once again benefitting from some lovely blocking.
All of these Big Plays were delightfully entertaining for the Giants fan watching the game. Fortunately for the Jints, the Big Plays were also able to cover up come nasty blunders, such as Steve Smith's drop in the endzone, and Eli Manning's third quarter interception.
On that interception Eli exhibited a painful-to-watch tendency that oddly seems to persist in his game. In a big moment he often follows through on a pass play as called even when he is pressured by the defense and throwing off his back foot. The result, as it was in the third quarter, is often a floater into the arms of a defender.
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Written by Mark Reichman