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New York Giants Vs. Dallas Cowboys was One of NFL’s Most-Watched Games in 2013

January 11th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

After starting the season 0-6, the New York Giants came roaring back, winning their next four games to set up an incredibly important NFC East battle against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12. A win would have brought the Giants' record to 5-6 and given them a legitimate shot to runaway with the division, while the Cowboys were looking to keep pace with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The importance of the game was not lost on the National TV audience, and it ended up being the 6th most watched NFL regular season game of 2013 with 27.9 million people tuning in.

Unfortunately for the Giants, despite their big talk and guarantees in the week leading up to the game, they would ultimately find themselves on the losing end of a 24-21 contest. It was a back-breaking loss that still haunts players, coaches and team owners.

"That kind of ended our season," co-owner John Mara said earlier this week.

The Cowboys would later be eliminated from playoff contention themselves, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17. It would mark the third consecutive year in which the Cowboys lost the division title to a direct rival in the final week of the season (Giants in 2011, Washington Redskins in 2012).

The Giants-Cowboys Week 12 game would be the only Giants' game to crack the top 10 in most-watched NFL games this season, with the Oakland Raiders-Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game leading the way with 31.7 million viewers.

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2 Responses to “New York Giants Vs. Dallas Cowboys was One of NFL’s Most-Watched Games in 2013”

  1.  GOAT56 says:


    BBG – no I don’t believe Robinson is a bust. It’s been 2 years and he’s barely played because of inexperience year one and injuries year two. Look at Jernigan and the end of the season. I would be surprised if robinson had a ballard like emergence next year. The denver TE thomas is in his 3rd year and did as little as robinson his first 2 year.

    Jim is just being Jim about Eli. I have been critical about Eli needing to play better an dhow’s he’s lost his pocket movement But Eli is our QB period. If Eli’s ship is sinking we will sink with him because he’s not going anywhere.

    To me we need to re-sign two free agents without any question Beason and Joseph. rlhjr made a perfect comparison of Beason being an AP with athletic ability. With Beason we do have to protect ourselves contract wise but I would overpay per year if needed. We don’t have a replacement and can’t afford with our other needs to create another hole. Maybe fully guarantee year one and give none in the following years?

    Joseph is more important than some think. Joseph is a near probowl player who in my view will be a pro bowl level player starting next year. We drafted him as a raw junior and he’s steadily improved. Jenkins is only a short term fix. Hankins is a nice building block but need at least 3 starting level DTs. If we have Joseph and Hankins we can not worry about DT for the next 3 years assuming health.

    •  Krow says:

      I have high hopes for Hankins, but I didn’t see anything last year that would lead me to believe he’s special.

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