David Wilson cries after losing fumble in first career game (Picture)

Giants rookie David Wilson lost a fumble on his second career carry, and he was feeling so badly about it he began crying on the sidelines. If you look carefully at the image above (or click twice to enlarge), you can see a tear streaming from the corner of Wilson’s left eye. The first-round pick fumbled seven times last season at Virginia Tech and lost four of them, so there’s little doubt this was an issue already in his head.

Even though Wilson fumbled and may lose some ground in his competition with Ahmad Bradshaw (he didn’t receive any carries after the fumble), there are a few positives to the turnover. One, it didn’t cost the team any points. Two, at least the crying shows us how much Wilson cares. And three, he’s playing for a coach who has an excellent reputation for helping players with fumbling issues (see his work with Tiki Barber).

If it’s any consolation to Wilson, there are plenty of other athletes who have cried during or after games. You can see that full list here.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WB3VLJSD3QULLHSI7RQBQBW5AQ Leslie

    Is that also a tear in the guy’s left eye that is standing behind him? Maybe it is sweat off his brow. Please state actual facts and not what YOU think.

  • Scott

    Passion for the game and personal performance is not a negative.  I’m not a Giants fan, but I’m now a David Wilson fan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XSKMML2WT27COQOPM3KR773C2Y yahoo-XSKMML2WT27COQOPM3KR773C2Y

    how can you cry makking  5 million a year.. working at mcdonalds would be crying .. poor baby  lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Russell-Coleman/100000463246263 Russell Coleman

    David Wilson was incredible at VT he will get into a groove in New York.

  • sp6c7586

    He is passionate about the game and obviously cares a great deal about his performance. I agree with Scott, this guy is a class act in my book

  • http://twitter.com/chkmystatus fred

    damn that’s tough. i don’t think the man was crying i just think he was pissed off. and to me that’s big. stop throwing that man under the bus like that. #cowboysnation

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJH3AKLZTGWVVTPCCWMWGSWO64 Rob

    It’s probably sweat you moron.

  • hawkeyeswimmmer

    Obviously you’ve never played sports or if you did, you must not’ve liked playing. Any athlete–any age, any sport–who is truly competitive and serious about getting better has the same kind of passion for the game like Wilson does. Passion and competitiveness are positives in the eyes of every coach.
    And people who work at Mcdonald’s for a career, in general, are people who could never make a living as a pro athlete because they wouldn’t be willing to put in the work to be that good at something.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FC7SX7V4PJQ3OV62MUOG6NHXA Ricky

    Could be crying because he just took a huge hit from the Cowboys defender.  Either way this is all over the internet and stupid.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T3YQ26H63EBTWPKEQ4DPSM3BUU Snaggletooths

    Like really?   What a media troll….. I highly doubt he was “crying” and even if he was… so what?  Looks to me like a little sweat.   You friggin’ media whores should all be subjected to the constant srutiny you place on these athletes….  bet you would be crying.. you little b!tch.  Take your trash story and stuff it.   Give a guy a break for “crying out loud”…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNOZN3YZWOKNVR3C5ATCGNEUFY Bobby Lee

    Must mean they all were crying because the Cowboys kicked there butt.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNOZN3YZWOKNVR3C5ATCGNEUFY Bobby Lee

    Whaa Whaa Whaaa !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1336927250 Clay Jones

    I thought he was crying too.  I felt bad for the kid, and I’m a Cowboys fan.  He’ll be all right.  Let’s let the guy have some dignity.  It was a great game.  His passion will make him better.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YLOV65WE3FHT2EZNKQHYLDLIXI GARY

    “Big girls don’t cry ay ay, Big girls, they don’t cry”

  • sportsfan2020

    So Larry Brown proves he’s an idiot.  Whether it’s sweat or tears it is not a sensational news story.  The dumbo writer couldn’t find anything more interesting or significant to rant about?  What a loser.  Boycott Larry Brown articles,  that would be payback.

  • GiantfaninTexas

    I am very disturbed AND confused as to why Ramses Barden played no part in last night’s game. He showed some great things in the last preseason game and a 6 foot 6 wideout could have made a big difference especially on that 1st and goal.  He deserves a chance. Also Justin Tryon was pathetic…He obviously has no clue how to cover a receiver….I just hope that the G Men can get this ship righted before next week and show us that winning form….Time for Kevin Gilbride to get a bit more creative with his offensive scheme.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118137269 GaryD. Sheffield

    I saw the same thing & thought as did you that it was sweat….”Just the Facts” Mam…Just the Facts…………………

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.fitzgerald.94617 Tom Fitzgerald

    His first game, National TV, 2nd carry of his career, DO THE MATH, there will be many carries to come for Wilson so back off this kid. Money is not the issue here. It’s called Passion for the game.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.fitzgerald.94617 Tom Fitzgerald

    How do you know, do you work at McDonalds? 

  • magicaml

    Listen, you can cry when you win a championship or when you lose a championship.  You can cry when you are inducted into the Hall of Fame.  But there is no crying at the beginning of a game when you fumble a football.  No coach wants to see one of his top picks crying on the sideline.  He wants to see him pissed off & hungry to get back in & make a big play to erase his mistake.  I say MAN up.

  • hawkeyeswimmmer

    Yes, I used to work at McD’s the summer after I graduated high school.
     I was referring in my comment above to people who have a ‘career’ there–e.g the middle-aged person who has worker there for over 10 years and hasn’t been promoted to management, not young people or people who are only employed there briefly. 

  • hawkeyeswimmmer

    Everyone has different ways of initally dealing with a big mistake. Maybe Wilson cried, then got really pissed off and asked to go back into the game and get some redemption. We don’t know. So his crying could’ve been beneficial to him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cornelius-Harun-Samuel/100002505405537 Cornelius Harun Samuel

     It is one game in their division and they needed it than my Giants. Cowboys are still third tier if they do not beat Eagles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cornelius-Harun-Samuel/100002505405537 Cornelius Harun Samuel

     If he is crying so what? He is not too cool to cry and learn to handle and take care the ball. Everyone fumbles who doesn’t in football?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cornelius-Harun-Samuel/100002505405537 Cornelius Harun Samuel

     Oh you a big boy and you don’t cry?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cornelius-Harun-Samuel/100002505405537 Cornelius Harun Samuel

     Most reporters can be such fools in their jobs, tears or sweat, so he fumbled! Larry Brown is a drama “queen”!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cornelius-Harun-Samuel/100002505405537 Cornelius Harun Samuel

    Okay I agree when you the chance come for hm to get the ball, run with it and not fumble and improve upon not to fumble.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HDA3L3YLJUVASXPK3JKRY3BQ6I Curtis

    It’s okay, Tebow cries too!

  • http://twitter.com/MsLittstph stephanie little

    You would cry too, if Tom Coughlin was up in your face screamining @ you, he should not have bench that boy Bradshaw & the other backs fumbled before, anyway Vernan Davis cried after scoring the winning TD in the Saints vs 49ers playoffs, DW is very young and very sensitive, he really wants to be a Giant and win.

  • http://twitter.com/MsLittstph stephanie little

    I was too @ the Giants/Cowboys game and let me tell you my anger and fustration would not allow me to cry.  Giants could not man-up against Dallas last night, tickets cost too damn much for them not to win the home opener and the season kic koff.  Romo is still an egg

  • ang77

    eagles are a great team but they wont be able  to face that new offense of look, for example miles austin, jason witten, kevin oga, dez bryant and most of all demarco murry. its too much for any team to handle, plus that new deffense looks real strong ..sooo good luck with that

  • ang77

    romo is well on his way be careful what u say because cowboys built a  great lookin team that can take them on there wayy..now that romo has all his recievers he can become more that what people think he is…JUST NOTE THAT DALLAS IS A BETTER TEAM NOW, ITS NOT ONE MAN PUSHING THE TEAM..ITS ALL OF THEM

  • hsoundsoff

    Perhaps those ‘ Pro ‘ players just have more natural talent. There are plenty of athletes who toil away in minor league baseball their whole career hoping for one shot at ‘ the show ‘. Maybe they do it because they enjoy it. To equate the amount of work to success is misleading. It is very hard to overcome a lack of talent. Good thing you were not a mentor to the current CEO of the McDonald’s corporation. He started his career there as a trainee. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLLEQQ7R2C6N5V4BUEMLOYYPFE B

     Eat it, vaGiant fans.  You fools are were so pompous and arrogant because you have won 7 of the last 9 games or whatever it was.  Dallas still OWNS you in all time records.  We don’t get that excited about winning X number of games out of 10. 

    You beat us by a hair last year….one barely overthrown ball to Austin away from the end of your season.  Romo’s hand was severley bruised, our team was decimated with injuries, and you guys never mentioned that.  But you are the first people to cry that your team had injuries this time around.  Typical hypocrites.

    Get used to this, folks.  Dallas has the talent.  And now we have the experience of having several years of terrible disappointments.  Dallas is matured, seasoned, and stacked full of talent.  The NFC East will be ours again, like the universe righting itself. 

    Can’t wait till you come to our house.  Eli will be on his back more than your mothers are.

    D A L L A S  C O W B O Y S…..AMERICA’S team!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLLEQQ7R2C6N5V4BUEMLOYYPFE B

     Romo outplayed Manning in EVERY facet of the game, Steph.  Keep hating on him.  You only do it because you know he’s better than Eli. 

  • hawkeyeswimmmer

    I guess you didn’t read my last comment. If you had, you’dve realized that no, I am certainly not referring to the CEO or anyone in management at McDonald’s. So please read before you post, and that way you won’t sound irrelevant.
    2nd, yes there are different levels of talent. But I woiuld consider those in the minors ‘pro’ athletes. Most have been drafted, meaning that a team thought they probably had enough talent to make the big leagues.

  • Hestermyman

    Takes a real man to cry.  Obviously passionate about the game & holds himself to a high standard.  Big freakin deal.  This is actually a story!?  Gives Dallas fans a short-lived thrill, I suppose.  I don’t like either team myself but players are human, not robots.

  • Hestermyman

    Your’e an idiot.  I’m a Tebow hater too,  but that’s the best you can do?

  • Hestermyman

    speaking of stupid… if the shoe fits…

  • Hestermyman

    enjoy it while it lasts, Cowboy lover.  probably the Brokeback Mountain kind, too aren’t you?  unlike you, Wilson has class.



  • hsoundsoff

    Making six grand for a baseball season as a low end draft pick hardly equates to a ‘ pro ‘. Even McDonald’s failed management trainees fare better. Ambitious desires can only carry one so far. Then add the luck of timing to the equation of success. Reaching ones maximum potential at whatever endeavor is as much as anyone can do. Bottom line , some people just enjoy what they are doing despite any judgmental stereotyping.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Demetrius-Sims/1670064314 Demetrius Sims

    Congrats to the cowboys at the MET on the win. Now with that out of the way, Cowboys for real man, that is like your first win at the stadium …. yeah forreal!!! that is like beating your girlfiend little brother in madden like over and over again and the the little sh*t pulls out a win WOW… two rings count them and the mother *bleep* are shinnyyyy…. as far as daivd wilson…. HE WILL BE THE NEXT L.T. yeah im crazy but, the young man has passion, i watched him play at Va Tech, and he has a will that is strong, those tears was passion he is hungry… he reminds me of ray lewis a little right now they are alot of veterans so his impact i think will not be this year but his sophmore year will be his breakout year (as long as he is injury free)…. The Defense was tired, and sadly…no secondary help, and it just baffles my mind again why he didnt get Taylor Mays hes a safety that covers ground quickly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.mcconnell.102 James McConnell

    Funny how they were booing the Cowboys when they hit the field, just to have their butt handed to then. My understanding is that Cruz was so bad at catching, he had to walk home because he couldn’t catch a cab after the game.

  • ang77