New York Giants know why they lost to the Dallas Cowboys
In the aftermath of their somewhat surprising defeat to the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants are stepping up with the answers to why they lost the game.
Linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka stated that he feels that the current roster of replacements referees let the Cowboys get away with murder.
“I haven’t been held this much since I was a baby,” Kiwanuka told the Star Ledger.
While there were a lot of holds that took place that were not called, Kiwanuka did his best to make the best of the situation.
“You’ve got to understand that these refs have been put in a tough situation, without having weeks, months, years to prepare like the other refs had,” he said. “It’s definitely tough to come in and pick up the nuances of the NFL. I tip my hats to them, but you notice when the real refs aren’t out there.”
On the other side of the ball wide receiver Victor Cruz looked at himself and took responsibility for his less-than-stellar showing that saw him drop three critical footballs.
“They were just drops,” Cruz said. “I just lacked concentration. A couple of them were just me leaving too early before I caught the ball. It is what it is.”
His coach Tom Coughlin feels the same way.
“Victor has on occasion had some concentration drops where he tries to run before he catches the ball,” Coughlin said. “That’s something he has to continually work on and he’ll work on it again.”
Another member of the Giants’ defense crush unit perhaps put the perfect stamp on the teams’ disappointing outing.
“We’ve got some work to do,” defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said. “We’ve definitely got some work to do.”
In addition to the Cowboys’ fans, coaches and players know that owner/general manager Jerry Jones also woke up this morning grinning as he delivered the “ass” whooping that he promised that he would.