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Morning Coffee! Giants Come Up Big in Dallas

Good morning, New York sports fans. The story this morning has to be the New York Giants.

The Giants (5-2) took control of the NFC East with a 41-35 victory in Dallas that effectively ended the season for the 1-5 Cowboys, especially since the Giants KO'd Dallas quarterback Tony Romo with a fractured left clavicle.

Weird game, though, that was really a microcosm of both the Jekyll and Hyde Giants, and the current NFL itself.

  • Giants look awful at the start and fall behind, 20-7.
  • Giants look like the best team on the planet in the middle of the game, rip off 31 straight points, and take a 38-20 lead.
  • With the Cowboys dead and buried, the Giants gift-wrap a Dallas comeback, then have to secure an onside kick in the final minute to escape with a victory.

The Giants could have, and should have, won this game by four or five touchdowns. They will take the win, though.

  • The NBA season tips off this week. The rebuilt New Jersey Nets host the Detroit Pistons, and the New York Knicks are in Toronto to face the Raptors on Wednesday.
  • The fallout from the New York Yankees' loss to Texas in the ALCS began Monday when pitching coach Dave Eiland lost his job.
  • There is some speculation that New Jersey Devils' rookie head coach John MacLean might lose his, too, if the Devils don't get back on track
  • Good news for the New York Jets Monday as star cornerback Darrelle Revis practiced fully and declared himself healthy. Revis has been limited by a hamstring injury.