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1980 Cowboys at Giants Week 10 Full Game

Jints in Carolina : 12/6/2017 4:35 pm
Sunday Nov 9, 1980

Dallas brings in a 7-2 record while the Giants limped in at 1-8 not having won since week 1.

Phil Simms threw for 351 yards and 3 TD's as the Giants stunned the Cowboys 38-35.

I was 10 years old and at the game with my dad. A great day in an otherwise shit season.

The 4-12 record did allow us to draft some linebacker out of North Carolina though...

Enjoy
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You just made my night!  
truebluelarry : 12/6/2017 4:44 pm : link
Thank you very much for sharing this.

RE: You just made my night!  
Jints in Carolina : 12/6/2017 4:47 pm : link
In comment 13728196 truebluelarry said:
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Thank you very much for sharing this.


you're welcome!

FYI- Dallas was a 10 point favorite in this game and the color analyst was Roger Staubach the Cowboys homer.
You forget what a cannon  
HomerJones45 : 12/6/2017 5:16 pm : link
Simms had for an arm.
I love that scramble and pass  
ray in arlington : 12/6/2017 5:39 pm : link
to Larry Heater.
RE: You forget what a cannon  
81_Great_Dane : 12/6/2017 6:39 pm : link
In comment 13728241 HomerJones45 said:
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Simms had for an arm.
Boy, didn't he?

He wasn't as good at the deep ball as Eli but he was a helluva thrower -- and an even better leader.
Giants forced Dallas to wear their dark jerseys  
jeff57 : 12/6/2017 6:45 pm : link
Did the same thing the following year in the game that got them in the playoffs. Worked both times.
RE: Giants forced Dallas to wear their dark jerseys  
Jints in Carolina : 12/6/2017 6:47 pm : link
In comment 13728332 jeff57 said:
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Did the same thing the following year in the game that got them in the playoffs. Worked both times.


I believe it was Parcells who stopped that.
Great pass by Simms to Mullady for the tying TD  
Jints in Carolina : 12/6/2017 6:50 pm : link
in the 4th quarter.
Watching the tape  
Greg from LI : 12/6/2017 7:10 pm : link
Simms could move pretty well as a youngster, too. The Simms I remember the older, statue-like Simms of the mid '80s through the early '90s, but he's showing some wheels on these rollouts that I guess he lost after all the injuries.
How about the old flea flicker with just over 2 minutes  
Jints in Carolina : 12/6/2017 7:26 pm : link
left in the game completed to the Dallas 6 which sets up the go ahead FG.
I remember it very well.  
Rick5 : 12/6/2017 9:42 pm : link
What a game.
RE: RE: Giants forced Dallas to wear their dark jerseys  
jvm52106 : 12/7/2017 8:04 am : link
In comment 13728334 Jints in Carolina said:
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In comment 13728332 jeff57 said:


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Did the same thing the following year in the game that got them in the playoffs. Worked both times.



I believe it was Parcells who stopped that.


Parcells believed in it! Go Back and look at 86.. We wore our away white uniforms against the boys. Banks broke White's wrist in that game.
I was there...  
x meadowlander : 12/7/2017 9:40 am : link
...thanks to the Fumble, tickets were easily available in 79'-80' - I'd go for the epic 4J Della Bella tailgates, but fell in love with that sad sack team, and yes - that win was the greatest thrill I had in those awful seasons. Oh, to walk back into my High School and rag on Dallas fans. 😁😁😁
Thanks for this link  
Herb : 12/7/2017 10:49 am : link
This was my freshman year of college and I had a ton of homework to do that day. So I decided I could skip watching the Giants get their inevitable whooping by Dallas and I headed off to the library. When I got back to the TV room of the dorm there were just a seconds left, and I thought to myself, "Shit I wish I had seen that." Now I can. Thanks!
RE: Thanks for this link  
Jints in Carolina : 12/7/2017 11:36 am : link
In comment 13728849 Herb said:
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This was my freshman year of college and I had a ton of homework to do that day. So I decided I could skip watching the Giants get their inevitable whooping by Dallas and I headed off to the library. When I got back to the TV room of the dorm there were just a seconds left, and I thought to myself, "Shit I wish I had seen that." Now I can. Thanks!


Thatís awesome man.
Wow, Almost Forgot About Mike Friede,  
clatterbuck : 12/7/2017 5:56 pm : link
what a great game. Knee injury ended it for him almost as soon as it began. Another reminder of what these guys go through.
Awesome!!! I watched that game with my Dad, I was in High School  
RGhost : 12/7/2017 8:32 pm : link
Tough times to be a Giants fan, the team had been soooo bad for so long and had lost like 6 or 7 straight games at that point.

All the good was on the Defensive side: Brad Van Pelt and Harry Carson were the Pro-Bowlers at LB, Gary Jeter and George Martin at DE, SS Beasley Reese... lots of buzz about the rookie CB Mark Haynes.

Phil Simms... the small college QB taken at #7 the previous year, that a LOT of fans didn't like. Billy Taylor and Larry Heater at RB... Earnest Gray at WR.

The huge 4th down stop of the powerful Robert Newhouse, followed by The Flea Flicker!! Oh man, my favorite Giants play for many years. You can hear the crowd going off before Simms even throws the ball.

4-12 that year, but after the Dallas game the team finished the season playing hard. You could start to hope that things might be getting better...

Thanks!
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