Danny McCray intercepted his first NFL pass as a rookie in 2010, and had gone more than two seasons without one.
So, when McCray saw Giants quarterback Eli Manning throw a pass intended for Victor Cruz late in the third quarter, he leaped up to catch it. But he didn’t get a finger on it.
As McCray said, “I tried to jump and realized my vertical wasn’t as high as I thought it was."
Not to worry.
Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh backed him up and broke up the play. The ball ricocheted upwards, and McCray had a second chance at the interception.
“I saw it and it hit my fingertips and I was like, ‘Oh, hope it doesn’t hit the ground,’” McCray said. “It just so happened to stay up long enough for me to scoop it.”
McCray had his first interception of the season, one of two forced by the defense on the day.
It was one of the many highlights by the defense, which held Manning without a touchdown pass for the first time this season.
-- Drew Davison