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Power Problems Delay Cowboys, Giants Game



    The lights went out twice within 11 minutes of the third quarter of the Cowboys-Giants game.

    At exactly 6 p.m. EST, there was a flash and several banks of lights at the $1.6 billion New Meadowlands Stadium went dark atop the arena. Play resumed after a momentarily delay, but then the entire place lost power on the next series.

    Although the stadium was completely dark for only seconds, there was not enough light to continue play. A public address announcement asked everyone in the building to remain in their seats and await further instructions.

    After eight minutes, action resumed, but only for one play before referee Bill Leavy delayed more snaps until television could get the game back on the air.

    Both the Cowboys and Giants scored touchdowns on their series that were interrupted by the power outages.

    "Power was lost when one of the two feeders to the stadium experienced a power interruption," officials who operate the stadium said in a statement. "A second power interruption occurred to the second feeder, causing a full outage. Functionality to the original feeder was restored.

    "We are currently investigating the original cause of the interruption."

    The stadium, which opened in the spring, has had some previous issues with power.