Hixon describes punt return TD to Beast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Greetings from Charlotte International Airport, where a chicken biscuit has just been devoured at an alarming rate. In other news, I was able to spend some one-on-one time with Giants fourth-quarter hero Domenik Hixon following his team's 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Hixon said that reserve wide receiver Derek Hagan had been telling him all week that he wanted to escort him into the end zone on a punt return -- and that's exactly what happened during a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Cowboys special teams ace Sam Hurd was the last line of defense against Hixon, but Hagan flattened him near the 10-yard line, allowing Hixon to waltz into the end zone. Here's how Hixon broke down the play:

"I'd been watching film of [the Cowboys' punt coverage unit] and their gunners had been doing a great job. We decided we needed to start one way and then try to head it back the other direction. If you try to go lateral for too long, you'll be in trouble, but I was able to get vertical pretty quickly against them. Seeing all those blue shirts was pretty exciting."

Giants defensive end Justin Tuck carried Hixon off the field after the play.

"I don't know how he had that much energy left," joked Hixon.