Sally's playing time increased in his second year with New York, as he started more than half of the Giants' regular season games. He proved to be productive while on the field, notching 4.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in that sophomore season as a Giant.
His starting time would decrease, but Sally would still remain productive when on the field. He continued to rack up sacks. In all, he would garner 18.5 sacks over five regular seasons with New York, spanning the years 1982 through 1986.