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What's your favorite Dallas game?

CRotondi : 11/21/2013 9:51 pm
One condition, you can't choose the two games in 2011, or the playoff game in 2007. Just too easy.

Mine would have to be December 2005. Red jerseys, cold, snow piled up on the sidelines, game essentially locked up the division, and the hype around BBI was insane. Someone even wrote a poem that began with "Twas the night before Dallas.." that was pretty good.

Kendrick Clancy!

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After all the times when we outplayed Dallas, but lost on a fluke or  
Marty in Albany : 11/22/2013 12:39 am : link
freak play, I was thrilled to win this game when Dallas out-played us.

I forget exactly when it was. We were ahead in the fourth quarter, but by the end of the game our defense had collapsed and Dallas was moving down the field at will. They marched methodically down to our goal and all they needed to do was call another play to score the winning points, but they had run out of time outs and the game ended before they could get the play off.

I loved this game not because we won, but because Dallas lost so horribly. There is no question in my mind that if there had been a fifth quarter, Dallas could have scored about 35 unanswered points.
97?  
Route 9 in LEH : 11/22/2013 12:45 am : link
...
The game Boley knocked out Romo was awesome  
mac attack : 11/22/2013 1:05 am : link
Similar to the one we knocked out Bledsoe that led to the debut of Romo. It was LaVar Arrington IIRC
1981 Danelo game...  
GA5 : 11/22/2013 1:19 am : link
Great game. A long time coming. I was there.
1989...  
Bryan : 11/22/2013 1:53 am : link
...Saturday game - bitterly cold day - heavy snow Friday into Saturday - Bjorn Nitmo kicks three FGs - Otis Anderson runs for one score (Nitmo misses the PAT) - Giants make a 4th quarter goal line stand with the Giants Stadium decibel level off the charts to preserve a 15-0 shutout.
Eli's first win  
JohnB : 11/22/2013 3:19 am : link
It was a fun game and Tiki set two rushing giant records that day (most in a career and most in a season) and Eli showed guts to change the last play to do or die running play.
Dallas's...  
Kev in Cali : 11/22/2013 6:30 am : link
Home opener in their new stadium is up there in my books. Playoff wins aside, the look on J. Jones' face was outstanding and it will forever be embeded in my memory.
Any game that the Giants win  
newmike2 : 11/22/2013 6:53 am : link
versus Dallas is my favorite.
RE: it's before your time  
Rick5 : 11/22/2013 7:01 am : link
In comment 11351652 ray in arlington said:
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but this was an amazing upset over Dallas Link - ( New Window )


Yeah. This one or 1981. I see that you mentioned that one too later in the thread.
1981 and it's not even close...  
x meadowlander : 11/22/2013 7:15 am : link
...only time a Giant game actually brought me to tears.

To fully understand the 81' win that launched the Giants into the playoffs, you have to understand 3 things:

1. Before 81', the Giants were a laughingstock of a franchise. Nearly 20 years of futility, dating back to the Allie Sherman days. The best thing about Sundays at Giants Stadium were the tailgate parties, not the football. The offense was awful - no skill players - even Larry Csonka was ineffective.

2. In the 70's, the Giants were the Cowboys bitch. Giants stadium would be PACKED with Cowboy fans. Fair weather-arrogant know-nothings. The rivalry against the Eagles didn't really exist as it does today - DALLAS was the one game Giant fans would sell the rest of the season for.

3. This win was huge because it opened the door for the playoffs - PLAYOFFS for the first time since JFK.

The game itself was a nail-biter, with wild swings of momentum, and victory from the jaws of defeat with Danelo redeeming himself with that OT Field Goal that immediately triggered a level of euphoria unmatched for Giant fans until Plax caught that Fade.

I was at December 05 game  
derpaderp : 11/22/2013 7:24 am : link
Right in the endzone where we recovered a Romo fumble and ran it in for the score, the only win in those awful red jerseys at the time.

But then of course there is always:

Ray,did you notice in the boxscore.....  
Crispino : 11/22/2013 7:33 am : link
for that game that George Martin caught a touchdown pas from Simms?
RE: 1981 and it's not even close...  
Jimmy Googs : 11/22/2013 8:09 am : link
In comment 11351938 x meadowlander said:
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...only time a Giant game actually brought me to tears.

To fully understand the 81' win that launched the Giants into the playoffs, you have to understand 3 things:

1. Before 81', the Giants were a laughingstock of a franchise. Nearly 20 years of futility, dating back to the Allie Sherman days. The best thing about Sundays at Giants Stadium were the tailgate parties, not the football. The offense was awful - no skill players - even Larry Csonka was ineffective.

2. In the 70's, the Giants were the Cowboys bitch. Giants stadium would be PACKED with Cowboy fans. Fair weather-arrogant know-nothings. The rivalry against the Eagles didn't really exist as it does today - DALLAS was the one game Giant fans would sell the rest of the season for.

3. This win was huge because it opened the door for the playoffs - PLAYOFFS for the first time since JFK.

The game itself was a nail-biter, with wild swings of momentum, and victory from the jaws of defeat with Danelo redeeming himself with that OT Field Goal that immediately triggered a level of euphoria unmatched for Giant fans until Plax caught that Fade.



Yep - this one was the best. Future of team changed for years with this victory.
RE: RE: 1981 and it's not even close...  
Victor in CT : 11/22/2013 8:28 am : link
In comment 11351974 Jimmy Googs said:
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In comment 11351938 x meadowlander said:


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...only time a Giant game actually brought me to tears.

Agreed. That was the game that changed everything.

To fully understand the 81' win that launched the Giants into the playoffs, you have to understand 3 things:

1. Before 81', the Giants were a laughingstock of a franchise. Nearly 20 years of futility, dating back to the Allie Sherman days. The best thing about Sundays at Giants Stadium were the tailgate parties, not the football. The offense was awful - no skill players - even Larry Csonka was ineffective.

2. In the 70's, the Giants were the Cowboys bitch. Giants stadium would be PACKED with Cowboy fans. Fair weather-arrogant know-nothings. The rivalry against the Eagles didn't really exist as it does today - DALLAS was the one game Giant fans would sell the rest of the season for.

3. This win was huge because it opened the door for the playoffs - PLAYOFFS for the first time since JFK.

The game itself was a nail-biter, with wild swings of momentum, and victory from the jaws of defeat with Danelo redeeming himself with that OT Field Goal that immediately triggered a level of euphoria unmatched for Giant fans until Plax caught that Fade.





Yep - this one was the best. Future of team changed for years with this victory.
That game where we picked Aikman off 5 times at home was good.  
arcarsenal : 11/22/2013 8:34 am : link
I believe it was 2000. It was on my birthday.. I remember thinking "thanks, Troy!"

....  
BrettNYG10 : 11/22/2013 8:34 am : link
Second Dallas game in 2011.

Like I give a fuck about your shitty rules.
RE: That game where we picked Aikman off 5 times at home was good.  
BrettNYG10 : 11/22/2013 8:36 am : link
In comment 11352016 arcarsenal said:
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I believe it was 2000. It was on my birthday.. I remember thinking "thanks, Troy!"


If you're going to be an attention whore, at least tell us your birthday is like a week or two before it actually is so we can make a thread for you.

Moron.
12/19/81 I was there and it was unbeleivable.  
truebluelarry : 11/22/2013 8:39 am : link
It's still one of my favorite Giant moments of all time, right up there with all the playoff wins and Super Bowls.

Matt did a great review of it. If you haven't read it or seen the clips, do so before the game this Sunday, it is worth it.
1981 and 2009  
George : 11/22/2013 8:41 am : link
Those stand out in my mind. Not only was the '81 game the most meaningful NY/Dallas game ever, but it may be the most important regular season win for the Giants franchise in the last 50 years.

And 2009 was just sweet. I'd loved the way Eli stuck it to Jerrah.
yea the '81 game is hard to beat. Ray the '80 one too was memorable  
Giants11 : 11/22/2013 8:47 am : link
because it was the first time we beat Dallas since I started watching football. Another great one was the '96 "arrogance served" game. We were awful and Dallas was defending champs and upsetting them was so sweet. As bad as the late 70's were with front running Dallas fans, the 90's were worse. they'd infest our stadium and those fucking Mooooose calls every time that shithead touched the ball made me sick. The roar that would go up from those front running idiots every time Emmitt Smith would rip off a big run was really tough to take. Giving them a nice spanking for one day in the dying days of the Dan Reeves era was really sweet.
First one I remember  
Defenderdawg : 11/22/2013 8:49 am : link
Was in 1968, the Giants upset Dallas in Dallas to go 6-3 on the season...Henry Davis the Gianks rookie MLB looked like the second coming of Willie Lanier. The Giants had three interceptions including a 89 yard return by SS Bruce Maher.

Then in 1970 in New York, Ron Johnson...


The Giants did not make the playoffs either year...but defeating the Cowboys of Meredith, Perkins, Reeves, Hill, Hayes, Neely, Lilly, Pugh, Howley, Jordan, Green, Renfro...Landry...provided hope. I was too young to fully comprehend the chasm that existed between the two organizations...talent and management were so superior.
Week 2, 1984.  
Big Blue Blogger : 11/22/2013 9:43 am : link
Giants 28 Cowboys 7. It wasn't as close as the score. That was the first time in fifteen years as a Giant fan that I actually dared to believe we had a good team. And for a devout Simms fan, that game was a first early glimpse of redemption after five years of making excuses for my guy.
I was at the last win in 2004  
Route 9 in LEH : 11/22/2013 10:33 am : link
David Tyree had a TD catch in that game
Most memorable...  
DJ5150 : 11/22/2013 10:48 am : link
....was the 1993 week 18 OT loss at the meadowlands 16-13......I believe it was winner takes all... Division,Home field for playoffs etc....Emmit Smith took the biggest beating from our defense and played unbelievable with a separated shoulder from a first half hit and carried the team to the victory....crushing loss but great game.
The Joe Danelo game...  
Paulie Walnuts : 11/22/2013 10:53 am : link

Boy did we have linebackers that kicked ass in the 80's
I find your conditions intolerable, but....  
Greg from LI : 11/22/2013 11:06 am : link
Playing by those rules - 1997 in Dallas to close the season. Giants hadn't won in Dallas in seven years, so it was immensely satisfying to put the exclamation point on a 6-10 season for them by spanking them in their house. Michael Irvin bawling on the bench as the final seconds ticked away, Tito Wooten waving a broom around while taunting the crowd...loved it.

The real answer is totally 2007 though.
the rules are so unfair  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 11/22/2013 11:12 am : link
because to me the two easy choices are the 2007 Divisional playoff game and the 2011 JPP/Eli game.

The 2011 JPP/Eli game may be my favorite Giants regular season game ever. And the 2007 playoff game is right there with the 2011 San Fran game as the two best non-SB games during those 2 runs.

But outside of that, probably beating Dallas at the opening of their stadium. That was a great game and Eli signing his name was a priceless incident.
If I'm following the rules, one that comes to mind is 2008  
Kyle in NY : 11/22/2013 11:31 am : link
they come into our building and get stomped 35-14. That was the 2008 group in the midst of their peak, looking like the best team in the league. I remember Mike Jenkins wanting no part of tackling Derrick Ward as he went in for a TD.

2005 for the division in the red was good too as well as 2009, the first win in the new stadium.
Quite a few  
JoefromPa : 11/22/2013 11:52 am : link
There was the game in 81 which propelled the Giants into the play offs for the first time since 63, that is hard to top.

There was also the game in 80 Ray reffered to above

And of course the 07 game is difficult to top.

I guess the 81 game and the 07 game are 1a and 1b - 1a going to 81 because it had been preceded by 18 years of pretty lousy football.
RE: yes the Joe Danelo game in 1981  
micky : 11/22/2013 12:34 pm : link
In comment 11351746 ray in arlington said:
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that was amazing...

here's the highlights... Link - ( New Window )


This one by far..(with honorable mention: playoff game in 07') The atmosphere of this game was amazing "David vs Goliath" type. Every play was intense I remember in that stadium.
I enjoyed the game in week 6 of 1997  
DaveFromNewMexico : 11/22/2013 1:12 pm : link
The end of the Dave Brown era and the beginning of the glorious 10 week run of Danny Kannell
RE: RE: That game where we picked Aikman off 5 times at home was good.  
arcarsenal : 11/22/2013 1:14 pm : link
In comment 11352020 BrettNYG10 said:
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In comment 11352016 arcarsenal said:


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I believe it was 2000. It was on my birthday.. I remember thinking "thanks, Troy!"




If you're going to be an attention whore, at least tell us your birthday is like a week or two before it actually is so we can make a thread for you.

Moron.


It was like a month ago, fuckstain. I don't need no fuckin' attention.
given your restrictions  
Enzo : 11/22/2013 1:16 pm : link
I also immediately thought of the 2005 "snow" game. One of the better home crowds I can recall in the Eli era.
1981 - The game that set us on the path to where we are today  
PatersonPlank : 11/22/2013 1:28 pm : link
.
Dec 2002 - 37-7 Giants  
rsjem1979 : 11/22/2013 1:39 pm : link
Surely not the best of the games vs. Dallas, but I'm biased because I was at this one.

The Cowboys stunk, and showed up with Chad Hutchinson at QB. The Giants were fighting for a playoff spot, and got a bunch of help in the early games when Atlanta and New Orleans both lost right around kickoff.

The game against Dallas was over before the end of the 1st quarter, it was 21-0 Giants, including a long fumble return by Kenny Holmes for a TD (Barrow forced it). It was 37-0 Giants until a TD by Dallas with under 2 minutes left.

With the win the Giants were within 1 in the Wild Card race, and by the end of play the following week (the big win in Indy) they controlled their own destiny and won the WC in OT vs. Philly in the last game of the season.

Then, something happened in San Fran. I can't really remember.
I'm in the Screw the Rules Crowd  
pivo : 11/22/2013 8:31 pm : link
The Austin Overthrow game stands out because it's the only time that I can remember when I turned from the TV and said "season over" and it wasn't. I remember the '80 & '81 Danelo games, but they did not lead to better things those years.

Even though we lost the next week, the first '11 game saved the season, and won us the Super Bowl. I know there were lots of other reasons why we won the SB that year, but this was the comeback of comebacks, the season-on-the-brink of seasons on the brink.

It also reminds me most of how much I love this team, because I walked about 10 paces away from the TV (I was in a large motel lobby) and turned around, thinking "I just can't bail on this team". I must have had '07 in mind...
Here's the entire 2007 playoff game if you want to watch it.  
Ace718 : 11/22/2013 8:59 pm : link
YouTube link
Link - ( New Window )
The 2011 JPP game  
Bramton1 : 11/22/2013 9:31 pm : link
Down 12 with 5 minutes left, was it? A quick score, Romo overthrows Austin, another score, and the JPP block. Just... Wow.
January 2008  
SGMen : 11/22/2013 9:43 pm : link
Sorry, my favorite. How can it not be? So favored. We wore them down and dominated the 4th quarter.
2002 game vs Dallas  
Route 9 in LEH : 11/23/2013 12:10 am : link
I remember that because I got suspended from school that next Monday. I was like "Oh yeah! Giants win 37-7 and I get a free day off!"....Whoever scored that TD for the Cowboys dunked the ball in the endzone. "YEA! Take THAT!"

I bet he felt proud. Asshole. lol. It was Antonio Bryant.
Jerry's world opener  
mattlawson : 11/23/2013 10:30 am : link
Was a meaningless classic. 9 lead changes. The whole bit
1981 Joe Danelo  
Steve in South Jersey : 11/23/2013 10:33 am : link
no contest
RE: Eli's first win  
bobbykane : 11/23/2013 11:21 am : link
In comment 11351915 JohnB said:
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It was a fun game and Tiki set two rushing giant records that day (most in a career and most in a season) and Eli showed guts to change the last play to do or die running play.


I agree for all the same reasons.
the last TD  
Route 9 in LEH : 11/23/2013 7:52 pm : link
happened right in front of me
pivo  
Knee of Theismann : 11/24/2013 2:39 am : link
I have to agree with you. After the Dez Bryant TD in that first 2011 game, I literally just accepted that the season was over. I was already working my way from grief to acceptance. And we weren't negative nancies to do so... it was quite realistic to believe the season was over (I didn't even think the season was over when we were 0-6 this year). Yet we ended up winning the Super Bowl that year. Pretty damn inspiring.
1981  
That Said : 11/24/2013 7:07 am : link
Byron Hunt.

Glad to read I'm not the only one who was moved to tears, that day.
A picture paints a thousand words  
jpennyva : 11/24/2013 10:03 am : link
Yeah, sorry, I have to go with the 2007/8 playoff game. This post-game picture was just too priceless...

Jacobs had a nice  
Route 9 in LEH : 11/24/2013 12:11 pm : link
game on the ground in the 2011 game in Dallas
....  
Stu : 11/24/2013 12:24 pm : link
Wish the ticket prices were still the same.  
Stu : 11/24/2013 12:26 pm : link
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