The Giants actually struck first, with a 43-yard Lawrence Tynes field goal in the first quarter, but Dallas took the lead on their first offensive possession, on a freakishly impressive 13-yard touchdown catch by Dez Bryant. David Buehler missed the extra point, as the attempt was tipped by a defender, but he made up for it with successful attempts of 22, and 23 yard tries.
Rookie defensive back Bryan McCann saw a good deal of playing time in the absence of Terence Newman and, later, Mike Jenkins--who left due to ankle and neck injuries, respectively--and midway through the second quarter, rewarded coaches with a 101-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Tynes added a field goal late in the second quarter to bring New York to within 13.
As strange as it is to say, Dallas leads the Giants 19-6 at half.