Cowboys vs. Giants: Defense plays well in loss

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The Cowboys could not pull off a late rally against the Giants on Sunday, but should be encouraged by another strong defensive performance as a team.

Despite being handcuffed by a bevy of turnovers from their offense, the Dallas Cowboys' defensive unit played yet another impressive game on Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants.

Forced to walk on the field with their backs against the wall throughout the first half, the Dallas defense held strong after quarterback Tony Romo's three interceptions helped create a devastating 23-point deficit. But once the Giants were no longer able to benefit from prime field position as the game wore on, the Cowboys' secondary clamped down on New York's dangerous aerial attack to help keep the game within reach.

"We don’t look at the offense and see what they’re doing and get down or up or whatever," Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr told Rowan Kavner of DallasCowboys.com on Sunday. "We play our game. When our number’s called to go out there and defend, that’s what we do."

Not deterred by Romo's turnover-prone ways earlier in the game, Carr and fellow defensive back Morris Claiborne teamed up to drastically slow down both Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, easily the two most explosive weapons in New York's passing game. Carr and Claiborne allowed just six catches for 69 yards combined from the two wideouts, on a day when Giants quarterback Eli Manning would go on to post a season-low with just 192 yards.

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