Giants rush to airport to beat Sandy

ARLINGTON, Texas –- The New York Giants were in a rush to escape Texas and it wasn’t just because they slipped by the Dallas Cowboys, 29-24.

The Giants rushed to Dallas/Fort Worth International airport after their victory in an attempt to get back to Newark Liberty International airport and beat Hurricane Sandy.

The storm is expected to shut down much of the East Coast on Monday and possibly Tuesday. The Giants, who have now taken off, are scheduled to land at Newark on Sunday night.

“They told us that we’re gonna get home,” team co-owner John Mara said before the team hurried onto its buses. “But you know, it just depends on the direction the storm takes. But the airline has told us that they expect us to get home in Newark.”

The Giants have had all sorts of travel issues in recent memory. In 2010, they were diverted and stranded in Kansas City due to a snowstorm in Minnesota where they were supposed to play the Vikings. The Metrodome roof suffered damage, forcing the Giants to play the Vikings in Detroit.

In the same season, the Giants had to spend a few nights in Appleton, Wisc., after a game against the Packers due to a snowstorm on the East Coast.

“Once you get up in the air, you don’t know where they’re going to divert you to,” Mara said of any potential contingency plans. “Maybe we’ll go back to Appleton, Wisconsin.”