Headed into the season, the New York Giants believed their secondary was a team strengths.
Headed into Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0), they're not so sure anymore.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo shredded the secondary for 307 yards and three touchdowns in the Cowboys' 24-17 win to open the season for New York. He completed 22 of 29 passes, and finished with a quarterback rating of 129.5.
There's no doubt, the secondary was short-handed with cornerbacks Terrell Thomas (knee) out for the season and Prince Amukamara out with a high ankle sprain. It only got worse in the second half when Michael Coe tweaked a hamstring and had to sit, forcing Justin Tryon to play cornerback.
Still, some things were unacceptable. And they've had close to two weeks to correct them.
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