The New York Giants did a lot of trash talking in the week leading up to their Sunday match up against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys got the better of the Giants in the first half of the game.
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick stripped the ball from Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. It landed in safety Jeff Heath’s hands and he returned it 50 yards for a touchdown.
To start the second quarter the Giants got a Josh Brown 21-yard field goal. That capped a 10-play 74 yard drive. The Cowboys responded with a 5-play 80-yard drive that. That drive resulted in a 20-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jason Witten. The Giants were able to add another field goal before the half.
The Cowboys scored another touchdown, again it was a touchdown pass from Romo to Witten.
The Giants finally found the zone on an odd play. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw a pass to Brandon Myers who dove to catch the ball. The Cowboys defenders pulled up on their runs when he went to the ground, but none of them touched him and that let him get up and run into the end zone for an easy score.
Just over 10 minutes into the fourth quarter, the Giants finally clawed their way back. A four-yard touchdown pass from Manning to Louis Murphy brought the Giants within two points. The Giants went for the two-point conversion and called a run to Andre Brown, who scored to tie the game.
It gave the Cowboys the ball with just under five minutes left in the game. That gave them the opportunity to drive the field and wear down a lot of clock to score as time ran off. That is exactly what happened with a field goal from Dan Bailey.
The Cowboys won the game, it was a physical contest with lots of flags. Each team was penalized 11 times in the game.