Yes, Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh says the Cowboys lucked out with Green Bay advancing to the divisional round and not NY, which certainly would've picked up a win in Arlington.
Early on, it was Rodgers and the Packers who gave in.
Yesterday's came at the end of the first half, a half in which, until the last couple of minutes, Rodgers and the Packers couldn't get anything going. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers proved it on Sunday, passing for 362 yards and four touchdowns.
"It's great", Claiborne said of getting players back healthy. That's what you're supposed to do.
For the Cowboys, they are hoping for defensive back Morris Claiborne's return. NY had to settle for a punt and a field goal, respectively, and they only led 3-0 after two promising drives. Davante Adams and Randall Cobb both had 100-yard receiving days, picking up the slack for wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who was lost for the game with a rib injury. "Odell Beckham dropped a few big passes for his team". It's a game you'll be able to see only on FOX6. Shepard fared better with four grabs for 63 yards, but all in all the group was disappointing.
Said Crawford, "The guy makes insane plays no matter what. It's a success just from the outcome that came with having a new coach, the season we had past year and the overall unity that we accomplished". Again: You can not play the position better than he has played it for the past two months. You have to swallow it and go on about your business. Would I prefer that every night during the week Beckham be in bed at 11? Yes. "They just have to kind of pick their poison at the moment and maybe guess right". This will be Dallas and Green Bay's eighth all-time meeting in the playoffs.
Nelson, who missed the 2015 season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a preseason game, caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016. This time, Eli had to watch Rodgers do it to the Giants. Overall the Cowboys were over a yard better per play - 6.8 to 5.6. Eli Manning will have a chance to achieve a three-peat on Sunday, Jan. 8, when NY travels to Green Bay once again. They are tremendous players; they're not playing like rookies. Look for neither team to completely dominate.
But the Giants have changed, too, especially on defense. Their special teams, which were above average all season, also underperformed. The Cowboys have not won a divisional playoff game since January of 1996, though Cowboys fans would argue they had one taken away from them two years ago.
A big turning point in the game may have come in the third quarter.
Needless to say, the Cowboys are expected to take care of business against Green Bay next week.
For the most part it's been Nelson as the target during the scramble drill in the red zone. "Teams were going to double Odell and we knew that. Our coverage will hold up long enough where we can get him down". You have to run the ball in those situations. Offensively, we weren't as explosive as we thought we could be.
"We had to fine-tune our game plan, had to find our rhythm with the people that we had, with the guys that were stepping up", center Corey Linsley said.
We will, but we're getting exhausted of doing that.