In a dunce play-calling method, the coaching staff of the New York Giants advised running back Rashad Jennings to not score despite a key field position inside the five-yard line that, if Jennings went for six, would have given the Giants a 10-point lead over the Cowboys.
Coughlin said Jennings was "not instructed form sidelines" not to score. Thinks Eli was confused about # of timeouts.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 14, 2015
The same folly was committed on behalf of Eli Manning, who instead of chewing more clock out when the Giants had a three-point lead, he opted for throwing the ball out-of-bounds, sparing the Cowboys more time to work with come their next possession.
But another report surfaced early Monday, declaring Eli – and upon his own admission – was the sole purpose for Jennings avoiding the end zone.
Manning (on @WFAN660): "My thought process is they might let us score so I told Rashad 'If they let you score go down on the 1-inch line'"
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) September 14, 2015
With the game now in crunch time, Tony Romo (356 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs) had little room to work with, since Dez Bryant left with a broken foot, which will cost him four to six weeks. But Romo had no issue in trusting his long time companion at tight end, Jason Witten (8 receptions, 60 yards, 2 TDs).
After all the shenanigans, the Giants could have easily burned 40 seconds in the fourth quarter.
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