Week 15, 1987

played in Dallas, TX

40 degrees, fair, 5 mph wind

New York Giants7037-17
Dallas Cowboys7773-24

Scoring Summary
1Q: 05:52 NYK - Ken Margerum 25 pass from Ken O'Brien (Don McAulay extra point)
1Q: 04:28 DAL - Marcus Allen 41 run (Kerry Turnbull extra point)
2Q: 05:59 DAL - Roy Green 16 pass from Steve Bono (Kerry Turnbull extra point)
3Q: 09:06 NYK - Don McAulay 22 field goal
3Q: 00:09 DAL - James Jones 6 pass from Steve Bono (Kerry Turnbull extra point)
4Q: 06:06 DAL - Kerry Turnbull 23 field goal
4Q: 04:57 NYK - Mark Jackson 50 pass from Ken O'Brien (Don McAulay extra point)

Team StatisticsNYKDAL
Record7-6-111-3
First Downs1521
- by Rushing211
- by Passing129
- by Penalty11
Total Net Yards248320
- Offensive Plays6267
- Yards per Play4.004.78
Net Rushing Yards31201
- Rushing Attempts1836
- Yards per Rush1.725.58
Net Passing Yards217119
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt40 - 21 - 127 - 17 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards250140
- Sacks/Yards Lost4/334/21
- Yards per Pass Play4.933.84
Fumbles/Lost3/12/2
3rd Down Conversions5/1510/17
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.29.1
4th Down Conversions1/10/0
Penalties/Yards4/305/27
Punt Returns/Yards1/53/38
Kick Returns/Yards2/652/62
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits24
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/12/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 34OWN 34
Time of Possession27:1132:49

Drive Charts

New York Giants
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:351:09OWN 2336Punt
110:191:35OWN 3833Punt
17:271:50OPP 44444Touchdown
14:073:37OWN 258-2Punt
211:592:16OWN 20513Interception
25:504:50OWN 431037Missed FG
315:001:19OWN 2539Punt
311:382:3950645Field Goal
34:263:10OWN 5926Punt
415:002:37OWN 2567Punt
412:230:49OPP 322-11Fumble
46:001:33OWN 35465Touchdown
Dallas Cowboys
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:25OWN 25615Punt
111:261:07OWN 203-5Punt
18:441:17OWN 26318Fumble
15:371:30OWN 31269Touchdown
10:303:31OWN 24735Punt
29:433:5350850Touchdown
21:001:00OWN 273-1Half
313:412:03OWN 344Punt
38:594:33OWN 25839Punt
31:161:16OPP 11311Touchdown
411:345:34OPP 481142Field Goal
44:274:27OWN 43936Game

Game MVP: Jeff Bryant, New York Giants

Rushing Statistics

New YorkAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Robert Lavette18311.721610
DallasAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Marcus Allen171126.594131
RB James Jones17804.711420
WR Dwight Clark11111.001110
QB Steve Bono1-2-2.00-200

Passing Statistics

New YorkAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Ken O'Brien40212504/33250178.1
DallasAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Bono27171404/212210100.8

Receiving Statistics

New YorkCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ken Margerum7108311.8619251
WR Stacy Robinson48297.252110
WR Mark Jackson467518.7548501
RB Robert Lavette374013.3322210
WR Michael Harper26189.005150
TE Dale Woodson1155.00550
RB Danny Bradley0100.00000
TE Johnathan Diblasio0100.00000
DallasCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Roy Green69559.1740211
RB James Jones33299.678121
WR Dwight Clark2473.50080
WR Steve Griffin232412.005200
TE Ron Hall2673.50060
RB Marcus Allen1155.00550
WR Mervyn Fernandez111313.002130

Interception Statistics

New YorkIntsYardsAvgTD
DallasIntsYardsAvgTD
S Dave Duerson100.000

Fumble Statistics

New YorkFumbRecovForceTD
WR Ken Margerum1000
QB Ken O'Brien1000
WR Michael Harper1000
CB Leonard Smith0110
RB Danny Bradley0100
TE Phillip Sexton0100
WR Jeremiah Rogers0100
DT Glen Collins0010
DallasFumbRecovForceTD
RB James Jones2000
DT Lee Roy Selmon0100
CB Rick Sanford0010
DE Kevin Greene0010
ILB Ty Allert0010

Punting Statistics

New YorkPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Black627145.238.8663
DallasPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Duane Cogdell520440.835.8481

Kicking Statistics

New YorkFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Don McAulay1/20/00/0222/2
DallasFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Kerry Turnbull1/10/00/0233/3

Punt Return Statistics

New YorkRetYardsAvgTD
Leonard Smith155.00
DallasRetYardsAvgTD
James Jones33812.70

Kick Return Statistics

New YorkRetYardsAvgTD
Michael Harper26532.50
DallasRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Smith26231.00

Defensive Statistics

New YorkTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Alvin Toles1110.03629
S Rick Woods720.03631
CB Lloyd Burruss620.03631
ILB John Offerdahl620.03430
DE Jeff Bryant523.53631
DT Glen Collins410.52525
CB Raymond Polk320.03330
S Thomas Everett310.03631
DT Scott Garnett220.02426
CB Leonard Smith210.02126
DT Tom Baldwin210.02311
OLB Brent Moore210.0186
WR Ken Margerum10---------
QB Ken O'Brien10---------
DE Christopher Montgomery010.03228
DallasTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
DE Kevin Greene522.51842
OLB Eugene Marve530.01730
S Dave Duerson530.01844
ILB Mike Walter300.51232
S Albert Myers310.01728
ILB Ty Allert310.0512
CB Mark Collins310.01528
DT Lee Roy Selmon300.01542
CB Rick Sanford300.01844
OLB Mike Reichenbach300.0718
DE Mark Studaway201.01729
CB Leonard Coleman120.0320
DT Fred Smerlas100.01226
DT T.J. Turner100.0616
DT Doug Barlett100.034
DE Bob Kohrs010.0117
CB Zack Reese010.01332

Pass Rush Statistics

New YorkSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jeff Bryant3.511231
DT Glen Collins0.500025
DT Scott Garnett0.002126
DE Christopher Montgomery0.002028
OLB Brent Moore0.00106
DallasSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Kevin Greene2.501042
DE Mark Studaway1.011029
ILB Mike Walter0.500032
DT T.J. Turner0.010016

Pass Defense Statistics

New YorkCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Lloyd Burruss30031
CB Raymond Polk30030
ILB John Offerdahl30030
S Thomas Everett21031
S Rick Woods20031
CB Leonard Smith20026
OLB Brent Moore1106
ILB Alvin Toles10029
DallasCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Eugene Marve42030
CB Rick Sanford31044
CB Mark Collins31028
ILB Mike Walter22032
S Albert Myers20028
S Dave Duerson12144
DT Lee Roy Selmon10042
DE Mark Studaway10029
OLB Mike Reichenbach10018
CB Leonard Coleman10020
DT T.J. Turner10016
ILB Ty Allert10012
CB Zack Reese02032

Blocking Statistics

New YorkKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C James Campen14018244
T Harry Swayne13118244
T Luis Sharpe05018044
G Eric Sanders03018044
G Stan Parker03018044
DallasKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Terry Long68036031
T Harris Barton36036231
G Mike Schad29036031
G Kevin Belcher25027119
C Don Mosebar14036131
T Ken Reeves1209012
FB Larry Kinnebrew010908

Special Teams Tackles

New YorkTacklesSTPlays
June James220
Leonard Smith121
Raymond Polk110
Collin Bailen18
DallasTacklesSTPlays
Todd Christensen121
Marcus Allen121
Jay Novacek110
Doug Barlett16

Participation

New YorkRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Alvin Toles------36291176
CB Raymond Polk------33301073
G Stan Parker1844------870
T Harry Swayne1844------870
CB Lloyd Burruss------3631168
DE Jeff Bryant------3631168
S Rick Woods------3631168
CB Leonard Smith------21262168
S Thomas Everett------3631168
ILB John Offerdahl------3430165
G Eric Sanders1844---------62
T Luis Sharpe1844---------62
QB Ken O'Brien1844---------62
C James Campen1844---------62
RB Robert Lavette1839------461
DE Christopher Montgomery------3228161
WR Ken Margerum1743---------60
DT Glen Collins------2525656
TE Johnathan Diblasio1438------456
DT Scott Garnett------2426151
WR Stacy Robinson1430------650
WR Mark Jackson1232------650
WR Michael Harper617------1639
DT Tom Baldwin------2311---34
TE Phillip Sexton510------1429
OLB June James------412025
OLB Brent Moore------186---24
RB Danny Bradley13------1923
TE Dale Woodson23------1722
S Anthony Young------021416
RB Marcus Dupree13------1014
OLB Larry Station------001010
C Collin Bailen00------88
P Mike Black00------88
T Brian Williams00------88
K Don McAulay00------66
DE Larry Roberts------0055
S Gary Hunt------0055
DE Darius Cook------23---5
RB Dana Wright00------22
QB Rob Patton01---------1
WR Jeremiah Rogers01---------1
DE Bob Buczkowski------00---0
OLB Tim Jordan------00---0
DallasRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S Dave Duerson------18441779
G Terry Long3631------673
G Mike Schad3631------673
T Harris Barton3631------673
C Don Mosebar3631---------67
QB Steve Bono3631---------67
DE Mark Studaway------17292066
WR Roy Green3628---------64
CB Rick Sanford------1844264
DE Kevin Greene------1842262
WR Steve Griffin3423------461
TE Ron Hall3526---------61
DT Lee Roy Selmon------1542259
RB James Jones1821------1655
G Kevin Belcher2719------450
RB Marcus Allen189------2148
CB Zack Reese------1332247
OLB Eugene Marve------1730---47
ILB Mike Walter------1232145
S Albert Myers------1728---45
CB Mark Collins------1528---43
WR Dwight Clark1622------442
TE Todd Christensen98------2138
DT Fred Smerlas------1226---38
DT T.J. Turner------616830
OLB Mike Reichenbach------718227
DE Bob Kohrs------117826
WR Rod Barksdale55------1626
CB Leonard Coleman------320225
T Ken Reeves912------223
CB Nolan Cromwell------022022
S Dextor Clickscale------116219
ILB Ty Allert------512118
FB Larry Kinnebrew98---------17
S Duane Austin------001515
TE Jay Novacek03------1013
DT Doug Barlett------34613
WR Wes Smith00------99
C Blaine Pearson00------66
P Duane Cogdell00------66
K Kerry Turnbull00------66
WR Mervyn Fernandez02---------2
OLB Larry Kelm------02---2
TE Dave Young00---------0
QB Burt Andersen00---------0
C John Adickes00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left252.5
Middle9101.1
Right7162.3
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left9849.3
Middle9778.6
Right17422.5
None1-2-2.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New YorkAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Ken O'Brien402142210201
DallasAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Bono27172012630

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen52224.4
Short (0-8 Yds)26161405.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)626510.8
Long (19+ Yds)31237.7
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen66488.0
Short (0-8 Yds)117413.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)64518.5
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New YorkTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Ken Margerum107083243
WR Stacy Robinson84029030
RB Robert Lavette73140139
WR Michael Harper62018017
WR Mark Jackson64175132
RB Danny Bradley100003
TE Dale Woodson110503
TE Johnathan Diblasio1000038
DallasTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Roy Green96055128
TE Ron Hall6217026
WR Dwight Clark4207022
RB James Jones33029021
WR Steve Griffin32024123
RB Marcus Allen110509
WR Mervyn Fernandez1101302

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New YorkAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Robert Lavette100.001.72
DallasAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Marcus Allen331.006.59
RB James Jones221.004.71
QB Steve Bono1-2-2.00-2.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New YorkAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Ken O'Brien5281.606.25
DallasAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Bono64345.675.19

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New YorkTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Mark Jackson2131.5012.50
WR Michael Harper1000.003.00
RB Robert Lavette1000.005.71
TE Dale Woodson1155.005.00
DallasTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Roy Green43287.006.11
RB James Jones1166.009.67
WR Steve Griffin1000.008.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New YorkRushesConversions
RB Robert Lavette10
DallasRushesConversions
RB James Jones43
RB Marcus Allen11

Third Down Passing Statistics

New YorkAttCompConversions
Ken O'Brien1285
DallasAttCompConversions
Steve Bono1196

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New YorkTargCatchConversions
WR Ken Margerum422
WR Michael Harper422
RB Robert Lavette331
WR Mark Jackson110
DallasTargCatchConversions
WR Roy Green443
WR Steve Griffin220
TE Ron Hall200
RB Marcus Allen111
RB James Jones111
WR Mervyn Fernandez111

SectionAttendance
Stadium68,600 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck20,100 (21,000)
End Zone14,600 (15,100)
Mezzanine8,700 (8,700)
Sideline Seats13,400 (13,400)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes4,400 (4,400)