The injury-plagued Dallas Cowboys proved they were no match for the 7-1, NFC East-leading Giants. The Cowboys, without Tony Romo (he is expected back after the bye week), dropped to 5-4 with last night’s 35-14 loss at Giants Stadium.
Dallas’ only scores of the day came off an interception which was returned for a touchdown and a touchdown pass to Terrell Owens that was fueled by a horrible roughing the passing call on Justin Tuck. Brad Johnson started the game, but about halfway through Wade Phillips had seen enough. He replaced Johnson with Brooks Bollinger, the former Jet who was Pennington’s replacement a few years ago.
Other than some mistakes such as the interception and troubles holding onto the football, Manning did fairly well. He threw three touchdowns to Kevin Boss, Steven Smith, and Amani Toomer. The touchdown was Smith’s first of his career.
Big Blue’s third straight win sent Dallas to the cellar of the talented and tight NFC East. The G-Men travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles this weekend.