ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys drops back to pass against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Wow. Is there a full moon tonight?
The last five minutes of the first half were immoderately weird, including a circus catch after, arguably, the most freakish play I've ever seen.
Of course, that didn't matter, as Mario Manningham beat Terence Newman on a bobble-happy, 22 yard touchdown catch to put New York up 20-14 with less than a minute left.
More than disappointed or angry, most Cowboys fans (at least the ones I'm watching with) were shocked; the weird does tend to get going on primetime, and certainly on primetime in a rivalry game. But that was borderline absurd.
Dallas answered with a field goal, with two seconds left on the clock, throwing another turn on the emotional rollercoaster, and throwing the game back into a high level of competitiveness, basically where everyone thought it would (and should) be, going in. 20-17, Giants, as we move into the second half.