2005_12_sgmen.jpg Bill Parcells led the Giants to two Super Bowl championships by creating a smothering defense. Parcells took great pride in the Giants ability to physically dominate their opponents. Yesterday’s game would have thrilled him if he hadn’t been on the receiving end of the Giants 17-10 victory.

The Giants defense was everywhere, holding Dallas to just over 200 yards while forcing four turnovers, making four sacks and scoring a touchdown. Dallas only managed to score a touchdown when they gained possession of the ball on the Giants 7 after a Eli Manning interception. Manning had a game to forget completing only 12 of 31 passes. Tiki Barber managed to grind out 115 yards on 30 carries. Jay Feely missed a 33-yard field goal, which will probably bring his future with the team into question this week.

The win puts the Giants back into first place with four games to go in the season. The Giants still have road games against Philadelphia, Washington and a New Year’s Eve matchup in Oakland. They are only 1-3 away from Giants Stadium this year, so they will need to get their offense back on track if they are going to cement their status as a playoff team.

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