EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jeremy Mincey tied his season high with 50 snaps against the New York Giants. He was still going strong at the end of the game. Mincey finished with five tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack. He also hit quarterback Eli Manning twice, forcing a key intentional grounding penalty at the end of the first half. Mincey has been around long enough to know the future is second-round draft pick DeMarcus Lawrence. The veteran knows he must perform or the youngster will start cutting into his playing time.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Here is a look at the snap counts for each of the Dallas Cowboys' offensive players on Sunday: The Cowboys’ offensive role players didn’t play much against the Giants, but they made a substantial impact on the game. That is exactly what coach Jason Garrett means when he talks about players taking advantage of their opportunities. Cole Beasley played 22 snaps, a low total for him, and he caught two passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.
After the Cowboys dramatic 31-28 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night, we review it in our weekly Upon Further Review. 1. The Cowboys’ defense performed badly in the first half the Giants. It allowed scores on the first three possessions of the game. Things changed in the second half, and that’s probably the difference in the Cowboys’ victory. Yes, the defense, overall, looked sloppy particularly in the secondary giving you concern about the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense on Thanksgiving Day.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When the Dallas Cowboys met the New York Giants on Oct. 19 at AT&T Stadium, Cole Beasley did not have a catch. Neither did Lance Dunbar and James Hanna. That 31-21 Cowboys win was something of a coming-out party for second-year tight end Gavin Escobar, who caught three passes for 65 yards and scored two touchdowns. Since that game Escobar has just one catch. On Sunday, Beasley caught two passes for 66 yards, including a career-long 45-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter and a 21-yarder on the Cowboys’ game-winning drive.
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