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With the NFC East crown on the line, the New York Giants took control early and put a lethargic Cowboys team in a 21-0 halftime hole. The Dallas Cowboys made it interesting in the 3rd quarter when Laurent Robinson caught his second touchdown pass to bring the score to 21-14, but Eli Manning and Victor Cruz were too much for a weak Dallas secondary. The Giants took advantage of the Cowboys' mistakes and late touchdown passes to Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks sealed the game for New York. The Giants clinch the NFC East title and will host the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday in the first round of the playoffs.
With 9:12 left in the game, the Cowboys had the momentum. They had just scored to bring the game within a touchdown, 21-14. The Giants had only been able to manage 21 yards in the second half against a Cowboy defense that was trying to get the ball back to the offense. On 3rd and 7, Manning escaped a Cowboys blitz and hit Victor Cruz for a 43 yard reception. ...
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The year is 2010 and Victor Cruz, the undrafted wide receiver from the University of Massachusetts, makes a statement with three touchdown catches in a preseason game against the Jets. He spends the rest of the year on injured reserve with the whispered promise that he'd remain in the Giants' thoughts.
Thanks to Eli Manning and Victor Cruz, an all-or-nothing game was all New York Giants and nothing but frustration for the Dallas Cowboys.
Manning threw three touchdown passes, including a 74-yarder to Cruz early, and the Giants claimed the final spot in the NFL playoffs, beating the Cowboys 31-14 on Sunday night to win the NFC East.
''I knew we were going to fight and keep...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The Atlanta Falcons face a diverse trio of running backs when they visit the New York Giants on Sunday in their first-round playoff game, but perhaps their bigger challenge will be getting their 20th ranked pass defense to stop Pro-Bowl quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning, 31, who has a Super Bowl under his belt, is arguably having the best year of his career,...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Victor Cruz and Eli Manning have the New York Giants dancing to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Manning threw three touchdown passes, including a 74-yarder to Cruz early, and the Giants (9-7) won an all-or-nothing game to claim the final spot in the NFL playoffs, beating the Dallas Cowboys, 31-14, at MetLife Stadium.
VICTOR CRUZ didn't want to wait until the evening. The moment he woke up on Sunday morning, he wanted to get onto the football field. When Cruz finally did take the MetLife Stadium field against the Dallas Cowboys, he did exactly what he has done all season. The second-year wide receiver made six catches for 178 yards in a 31-14 win, almost singlehandedly propelling the Giants...
Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants won an all-or-nothing game to claim the final spot in the NFL playoffs, beating the Dallas Cowboys, 31-14.
Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, including a momentum-grabbing
74-yarder to Cruz early, and the New York Giants claimed the final spot in the NFL
playoffs, beating the Dallas Cowboys 31-14 on Sunday night to win the NFC East.
The Giants are headed to the playoffs in style after their 31-14 thrashing of the rival Cowboys. Newcomer Victor Cruz continues to be one of the big success stories, says Chris Burke.
The playoff-bound Giants have several reasons to celebrate after Sunday's 31-14 victory over the Cowboys, but none more so than the electric impact of Victor Cruz, writes Chris Burke.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - After the Giants missed the playoffs the past two years with late-season collapses, coach Tom Coughlin implored his team to "finish" this season. Eli Manning made sure they did it in style.Manning threw three touchdown passes, including a momentum-grabbing 74-yarder to rising star Victor Cruz, ...
Dallas’ night started ugly when NBC showed a close up of Tony Romo’s still swollen hand. The first half proceeded to get a lot uglier. The Giants lead 21-0 at halftime in a dominant effort by New York in every phase. New York is running the ball at will. Eli Manning has all day to…