Giants Spoil Cowboys’ Billion Dollar Party

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
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The New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys in Jerry Jones' new infinity dollar stadium by a score of 33-31. Last week I ranked the top ten games of this rivalry since the turning of the millennium. If I were to remake the list, this game would likely only be bested by the Giants’ playoff win. Let’s look at what made this game so great. If Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips were a cartoon character, he’d be Gil from the Simpsons. The offensive game ball goes to Eli Manning and his two wide receivers of choice: Mario Manningham and Steve Smith. ESPN lists Eli Manning as having "targeted" a receiver 34 times. 13 went to Smith and 13 to Manningham, leaving only eight for the rest of the team. As opponents start to focus more on these two, others in the Giants offense will hav ...

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