Notes and statistics from the Giants’ 37-34 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
*The Giants broke their four-game losing streak and improved to 7-6 and moved into a first-place tie with
*The Giants improved to 3-0 in Cowboys Stadium, which opened in 2009. They won the three games by scores of 33-31, 41-35 and 37-34, an average of 37 points a game.
*This was the sixth consecutive season the Giants game in
*The Giants finished 2-1 in NFC East road games, winning in
*The game featured eight lead changes, tying the highest total in a Giants game since the 1970 merger. The other game was also in Cowboys Stadium. On Sept. 20, 2009, in the first regular season game ever in the stadium, the lead was traded eight times before the Giants prevailed, 33-31.
*The Giants trailed, 34-22, before
*The Giants had 510 total yards, their highest total since they gained 512 yards vs.
*The Giants had 400 net passing yards (also gross passing yards, because Manning was never sacked). It was the fifth-highest passing yardage total in Giants history and the highest since Oct. 13, 1985, when they threw for 443 yards at
*This was the third game this season in which the Giants allowed no sacks (also
*The Giants’ 28 first downs were one shy of their season high, set on Nov. 28 in
*The Giants trailed at halftime, 17-15. It was the second time this season they won a game when trailing after two quarters. On Oct. 30, a 14-10 deficit became a 20-17 victory over
*The Giants scored their first points when Jason Pierre-Pierre Paul sacked Tony Romo, who stumbled into the end zone, where the quarterback’s knee hit the ground. It was the first Giants’ safety since Dec. 14, 2008 – also in Dallas (Texas Stadium) and also involving Romo, who was forced out of the end zone by
*Despite saying all week the Cowboys Stadium roof would be open, it was closed and the game was played indoors. The Giants won for the fourth time in their last five indoor games. They are 10-4 under Coughlin in regular season dome games and 28-16 overall.
*The Giants improved to 16-21-1 on Sunday night, including 9-10-1 on the road.
*Manning started his 116th consecutive regular season game to tie former
*Manning has thrown 14 fourth-quarter touchdown passes this season, tying the NFL record set by Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas in 1959 and tied by Peyton Manning in 2002.
Offensively, Manning completed 27 of 47 passes for an even 400 yards, touchdowns to Ballard and
*Manning’s 400-yard game was his third this season – and the third of his career. But this was the first time the Giants won when he threw for 400 yards. They lost when he passed for 420 yards vs.
*The 400 yards increased Manning’s season total to a career-high and team-record 4,105 yards. The old record of 4,073 yards was set by Kerry Collins in 2002. Manning’s previous career-high was 4,021 yards in 2009. This is his third 4,000-yard season; he passed for 4,002 yards in 2010.
*Manning now has 21 300-yard games, tying him with Phil Simms for the Giants record. The Giants are 10-11 in those games.
*Manning’s 27 completions increased his season total to 303. It is his fourth 300-completion season, breaking a tie with Collins for the most in Giants history.
*Manning threw 47 passes and was not sacked. That is his second-highest number of passes without a sack in his career. On Nov. 14, 2010, he threw 48 passes without a sack – also against
*Manning has eight touchdown passes in the Giants’ three games in Cowboys Stadium. He has thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of his last six games vs.
*Hakeem Nicks caught eight passes for 163 yards, his third 100-yard game of the season and the ninth of his career. The Giants are 6-3 when Nicks has at least 100 receiving yards.
*Nicks increased his season total to 1,023 yards. He joins
*Cruz had six receptions for 74 yards in Dallas. His 1,150 yards is the seventh-highest single-season total in Giants history. Cruz needs 194 yards in the final three games to top Amani Toomer’s franchise record of 1,343 yards, set in 2002.
*Brandon Jacobs rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, a 5.3-yard average. It was his first 100-yard game since Dec. 13, 2010, when he ran for 116 yards in a victory over
*Jacobs’ 12th 100-yard game broke a tie with Eddie Price and moved him into fourth place on the Giants’ career list. Rodney Hampton is third with 17.
*Jacobs became the first Giant to rush for at least two touchdowns in a game since Ahmad Bradshaw ran for three scores vs.
*Jacobs’ two rushing touchdowns increased his career total to 56, breaking Tiki Barber’s franchise record of 55.
*Jacobs also has four receiving touchdowns, one this season. His 60 total touchdowns move him past Toomer (58) and into sole possession of fourth place on the Giants’ career list. Joe Morrison is third with 65.
*In Jacobs and Nicks, the Giants had a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time since…their last visit to
*Tynes extended his consecutive extra points streak to 150 in a row.
*Tynes’ two field goal attempts increased his Giants total to 101. He has made 85 of them (84.2 percent).
*Pierre-Paul has 12.5 sacks this season, the highest total by a Giant since
*Pierre-Paul’s block was the first by a Giant since
*The Giants succeeded on a two-point conversion attempt for the second week in a row and once again
*Ahmad Bradshaw was held out of the game the entire first half because he violated a team rule. Ware made his first career start at running back.
*Romo and Robinson hooked up for a 74-yard pass, the longest allowed by the Giants this season. The previous long was a 68-yarder from
*The Giants’ inactive players were safety
Phillips had started 28 consecutive games since returning in 2010 following his knee surgery the previous year.
*Umenyiora missed his second game in a row and his fifth this season. Pierre-Paul took his place in the starting lineup.
Baas missed his second game in a row and fourth of the season. With Baas absent,
Herzlich sat out for the second week in a row and Paysinger missed his first game of the season.
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