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Giants vs. Cowboys: Making the Connection

Posted Sep 3, 2013

Giants.com explores connections between the Giants and their Week 1 opponent

GIANTS CONNECTIONS

LB Dan Connor
*Spent the 2012 season with the Cowboys. In his lone season, he played in 14 games (eight starts) and recorded 58 tackles (41 solo).


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LS Zak DeOssie
*His father Steve DeOssie played the same position for the Cowboys (1984-88).

DT Shaun Rogers
*His father, Ernie, was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1979.

Offensive Assistant Lunda Wells
*Served as an offensive line intern with the Cowboys at training camp in 2010.

COWBOYS CONNECTIONS

Head Coach Jason Garrett
*Spent four seasons (2000-03) as a backup quarterback for the Giants.

GIANTS DALLAS-AREA CONNECTIONS

DE Damontre Moore: played at Rowlett High School, where he earned All-State honorable mention from the Associated Press.

COWBOYS NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY-AREA CONNECTIONS

DE Sean Lissemore: three-year starter at Dumont, N.J., High School, where he saw action at defensive end and linebacker.

C Phil Costa: three-year starter on the offensive line at Holy Cross High School in Delran, N.J., spending all three years at left guard and did not miss a game in his career.

Head Coach Jason Garrett: played quarterback at Princeton University for two seasons (1987-88) in Princeton, N.J. He served as an assistant on Princeton’s coaching staff for the 1990 season.

Assistant Secondary Coach Joe Baker: born in Glen Ridge, N.J., and attended Princeton University, where he played wide receiver (1987-90) and was a teammate of Jason Garrett.

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