The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE
Antrel Rolle: B-
Rolle lead the Giants in tackles, ending the night with 9 solo stops. He became a factor in run defense when the Giants called for help beyond their front seven, and sniffed out mid-level runs as the game went on.
However, Rolle struggled mightily when lined up against Dallas wideout Kevin Ogletree. It's a bad sign when your leading tackler comes from the third level of defense, and Rolle's workload reflects the Giants' struggles on D.
Michael Coe: B-
Making his first career NFL start, Michael Coe has become the panic button for a Giants secondary ridden with injuries.
Unfortunately for Big Blue, Coe succumbed to a hamstring injury early in the fourth. He wasn't flawless, but he held wideout Miles Austin in check before exiting the game, and significantly out-played fellow corner Corey Webster.
Kenny Phillips: A-
Phillips shut down tight end Jason Witten for most of the night. A perennial Pro Bowler, Witten was held to just 10 receiving yards on Wednesday. Phillips ended up with four tackles.
Justin Tryon: D-
Things took a turn for the worse when Justin Tryon filled in for Coe in the fourth quarter. He was immediately tested on inside routes to Ogletree, and was later gassed by Miles Austin on the game's decisive touchdown.
Corey Webster: D-
Heading into week 1, Corey Webster was the only semblance of stability in the defending champs' secondary.
Yet when game time came around, Webster simply didn't show up. The eighth-year veteran looked like a rookie against Dez Bryant, and was the one responsible for Ogletree's second TD. Webster was beat on the hook-and-go all night, and will need to up his performance next week if the Giants' pass defense is to improve.