The Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants in Dallas for the first time in their last five tries on Sunday, and former Buckeyes safety Will Allen played a key role in leading Big D to the big W.
Allen intercepted the second of three picks that Giants quarterback Eli Manning would ultimately throw in the game, forcing one of six total Giants turnovers. For a Cowboys defense in transition under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, they couldn’t have asked for much more, even if a very sloppy and inconsistent Giants offensive played a large role in the turnovers as well.
Allen, who is entering his tenth season, has intercepted five passes in his career to go along with 13 pass deflections and three forced fumbles. The 31-year old safety spent his first six years in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before a three-year stint in Pittsburgh and signing with the Cowboys this past March.
In his time at Ohio State, Allen had five career interceptions, including one that he took all the way back for a touchdown his senior season. Allen’s senior season was capped by winning All-American honors, before he was drafted in the fourth round (111th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the following April.