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Blue Star Recap: Cowboys Fall To Giants, 37-34

The Giants came back late to defeat the Cowboys on Sunday night

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Cowboys Fall To Giants, 37-34

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Cowboys fans experienced an all too familiar feeling on Sunday night, as the Giants came back late to defeat Dallas, 37-34.

The Cowboys got off to an inauspicious start Sunday night. Jason Pierre-Paul sacked Tony Romo in the end zone for a safety to give New York an early 2-0 lead in the first quarter. Lawrence Tynes added a field goal to extend the Giants’ lead to 5-0 before the Dallas offense woke up.

Late in the first quarter, Dallas drove 80 yards, a drive that finished with a 12-yard touchdown reception by John Phillips, from Tony Romo, to give Dallas the lead.

In the second quarter, the Giants and Cowboys traded scores.

The Giants scored a touchdown, on a one-yard run by Brandon Jacobs; then the Cowboys scored a touchdown, on a nine-yard pass from Romo to Laurent Robinson. Tynes kicked a 26 yard field goal; then Dallas’ Dan Bailey kicked a 49 yard field goal.

Bailey added a 49-yarder in the third quarter to extend the Dallas lead to 20-15, but in a game with eight lead changes, the action was far from over.

Eli Manning hit Mario Manningham for a 47-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to take the lead at 22-20.

The Cowboys answered with two unanswered touchdowns--a six yard pass from Romo to Miles Austin and a 50-yard pass from Romo to Dez Bryant--to give Dallas a 34-22 lead with around five minutes left on the clock. Unfortunately, finishing games hasn’t exactly been the Cowboys’ forte this year.

A touchdown pass from Manning to tight end Jake Ballard and a touchdown run by Brandon Jacobs, which was followed by a successful two-point attempt by DJ Ware-- gave the Giants a three-point lead. Eventually, they punted to Dallas with less than a minute left.

Dallas drove to well within field goal range, but Bailey’s attempt from 47 yards was blocked by Pierre-Paul, effectively sealing the win for New York.

At 7-6, the Cowboys will travel to Tampa Bay next Saturday to take on the Buccaneers.

 

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