There's too much negative sentiment over the Giants' loss in Dallas on Sunday night, so I'm going to do my best Allie Sherman and point out some positives...
QB Eli Manning put the football up 36 times (20 for completions) and was not intercepted. He was sacked only once.
The Giants scored 17 points off of Cowboys turnovers. They had no turnovers of their own.
The defense held the Cowboys to just 3.5 yards per carry on the ground. They themselves gained 4.1 YPC.
MLB Uani' Unga, in his NFL debut, had 12 tackles (10 solo), an INT and a pass defended.
RB Shane Vereen showed his value with three carries for 14 yards and four catches for another 46 yards.
PK Josh Brown hit FGs from 50, 40, 30 and 19 yards.
P Brad Wing punted four times for an average of 44.8 and had three kicks inside the 20. Two were fair catches, one was downed and the fourth was returned for a three-yard loss.
Overall, the Giants played competitively considering they had so many question marks coming into the game. Sans the blank moment by Eli on that third down and the defense giving up huge chunks of yardage down the middle late in the game, they played a decent game.
The positives got lost by the depressing result. Dallas is a talented team and the Giants had them dead to rights until the final seconds of the game, on the road, on national TV and without four of their seven highest-paid players in uniform.