Giants Collect Six Cowboys Turnovers; Rally for Wild 29-24 Win in Dallas

Would you have it any other way?

The Giants never seem to take the easy way out, and Sunday in Dallas vs the Cowboys, they seemed to have it all going their way, only to have to scramble at the end for a thrilling 29-24 win over their rivals to get to 6-2.

“Every time we come here it’s a nail-biter in some way, shape or form,” Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said. “We’re happy to win.”

Dallas down five late appeared to have scored a go-ahead TD in the last 30 seconds when Dez Bryant made a leaping catch in the end zone, but officials reviewed and overturned the apparent 37-yard touchdown catch, ruling his hand hit out of bounds.

The ruling was right, and a few moments later the Cowboys were headed to a 3-4 mark, letting the Giants walk out of their stadium 6-2 and firmly in control of the NFC East.

Five Lawrence Tynes field goals paced the Giants, as did a defense that forced six turnovers, four picks of Dallas QB Tony Romo, one of which was returned for a score in the second quarter that made it 23-0.

Jason Pierre-Paul took back the Romo pick for a 28-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Stevie Brown came up with two picks and a fumble recovery as well for New York, who have never lost in the new Cowboys digs, as they are now 4-0 there.

Eli Manning threw for a season-low 192 yards with an interception on 15-of-29 passing, but led the Giants on a 60-yard drive early in the fourth quarter that culminated with Tynes’ fourth field goal of the game, a 43-yarder with 10:20 remaining that gave New York a 24-23 edge.

Romo finished with a career-best 437 yards while completing 36-of-62 attempts with both a passing and rushing touchdown, but the picks were huge, and it led to the third defeat in Dallas’ (3-4) last four outings.

The comeback for Manning was the 20th time in his career that the Giants rallied in the fourth quarter to win. ”It speaks about our resiliency. We know how to win these games,” receiver Victor Cruz said. ”We’ve been in a bunch of them.”

After their sixth win in seven games since a season-opening home loss to Dallas, the Giants (6-2) hurriedly cleared out of Cowboys Stadium trying to get home as quickly as possible with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast.

They will get a chance to now get ready for an interesting game next Sunday, as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers at 4:25pm.


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5 Responses to “Giants Collect Six Cowboys Turnovers; Rally for Wild 29-24 Win in Dallas”

  1. Chris says:

    Nail biter but I was happy in the end. Gilbride called a weak game, and Fewell could not find a way to stop Witten (actually, the entire Dallas passing game).

    Webster’s weak. I would like to see Prince and Holsey starting next year.

    Huge win. Giants control division at this point. Two wins before the bye would be nice. Go G-Men!

    • Jason C. says:

      You want Hosley starting next year? Did you watch Miles Austin manhandle him all game? I liked his aggressiveness to start the season, but he’s been vulnerable at best these past 2 weeks (gave up the big play to Santana Moss, who’s fast but 20 years his senior it seems). Though I do agree with you on Webster, but I think he’s playing hurt, there’s something wrong with him out there, hopefully it fixes itself quick, Pittsburgh is relentless.

      • Chris says:

        Yes, I do want Hosley starting next year. Experience the rest of this year and then a good offseason should have him ready. Webster never turned the corner from good to great and then regressed. He’s pretty bad.

  2. Sam says:

    I believe for some reason the Giants struggle with the Cowboys,Eagles and Redskins. I’m really not that worried about this game vs Pitt. The boys on the line are going to tee off on Big Ben because he loves to hold the ball.i think we match up very well with Pitt

  3. Ken Fischman says:

    Does anyone know how many dropped balls there were by Giant wide receivers in the Cowboys game & who dropped them? Unofficially, I counted between 8 -10. That was a large part of the reason why we could not get sustained drives.

    Also, “Killdrive” reverted to his unimaginative run, run, run offense in the red zone. After you run on on 1st and 2nd down, what are you going to call on 3rd and 5? Duh!

    On the other hand, what did the Cowboys do in the red zone? The same option play twice, once with a run & the other with a short pass. I realize that Romo is different from Eli, & that the Giants do not pay Eli to run. However, surely Gilbride can think of a more imaginative play than two runs between the tackles.

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