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Cowboys Magic Vs Giants Finally Runs Out

After 5 games of making big plays, better coaching, and luck, the Dallas Cowboys finally came up short against the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. A 27-20 loss at the hands of their longtime NFC East rival dropped them to 2-4 and last place in the NFC East. Obviously, the Cowboys clearly missed the services of quarterback Tony Romo, who is still out with an injury. Matt Cassel filled in and threw for 220 yards, but also threw 3 costly interceptions, including a pick six.

The Cowboys actually played well yesterday afternoon; their running game dominated the Giants defensive line and they kept the Giants out of the endzone several times where they could have scored. However, this game is squarely on Matt Cassel. His 3 interceptions cost the Cowboys a chance to win this game, and Cole Beasleys muffed punt at the end also hurt Dallas as they committed 4 turnovers in this game. It also didn’t help that Darren Mcfadden had a touchdown called back because of a holding penalty in the second quarter, nor does it make it any better that after Brandon Merryweather picked off Cassel at the one yard line, the Giants ended up kicking a field goal. And oh yeah, former Cowboy Dwayne Harris took a kickoff back for a touchdown, and it turned out to be the game winner.

You could tell something like this was inevitable. Having lost 5 straight to Dallas, almost winning in week 1, and Romo and Dez Bryant not playing, the Giants were given life. You could feel that with Metlife Stadium roaring all game long that the Giants had the edge. Most Cowboys fans will say that if Romo or Dez had played, the Cowboys would have won, but the Cowboys had chances to win even without them and couldn’t take advantage of them. Furthermore, the Giants were not going to let anther game against their rivals slip away. This loss makes it 4 straight for Dallas and it could get worse. This is a team that could easily be 2-9 at worst by the time December starts, just look at the upcoming schedule. They have back to back “home” games against Seattle and Philadelphia, both teams playing much better after poor starts, then they play at Miami; who have won 2 straight since Dan Campbell became the head coach, and to cap it off they host the 6-0 Panthers on Thanksgiving. Two words: good luck.



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