Ten Reasons why the Cowboys Lost to the Giants
1. Jessica Simpson, obviously.
2. Steve Smith—the Giants have found a third receiver? That’s crazy talk.
3. Michael Strahan ogling Jessica Simpson (seriously, people need to get over Tony Romo taking a few relaxation days off before an intense playoff game. Let the man get his Mexican beach on. He’s not the only man on the team. And Strahan gets his mack on with famous women too).
4. Seriously, I didn’t know Kavika Mitchell had that much hard tackling in him. Marion Barber ran for 124 yards but didn’t control the game after the second quarter.
5. Amani Toomer going in the way-back machine to find his game and a little elusiveness.
6. Eli Manning didn’t make dumb mistakes. In fact, he’s been kinda nice all playoffs.
7. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but some good coaching to shore up the Giants’ pass defense problems against the Dallas Cowboys—who worked them over in two regular season meetings—just enough to allow the Giants to win a nail-biter. Way to go, Tom Coughlin.
8. Just enough pressure in the second half to get the Cowboys’ passing game out of its timing. Damn, those defensive linemen took a long time to wear down Dallas’ offensive line, but in the end, Spagnolo’s blitzes really started slapping Tony Romo around.
9. Thanks Patrick Crayton’s butterfingers!
10. That game was winnable in the final five minutes, and I know Romo was getting harrassed, but damn, he lost his composure real hard. Yelling, obviously upset over his intentional grounding call… made me think of that playoff game in 1998 when Armstead and Strahan and the Giants’ defense were arguing on the field and on the sidelines, as the Vikings rallied back during that 23-22 playoff loss at Giants Stadium in 1997.