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Giants hold off Dallas

Mon., Oct. 29, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas – The New York Giants are still undefeated at Cowboys Stadium after another comeback victory under Eli Manning.

None were quite like this one, the 20th time in Manning’s career the Giants rallied from behind in the fourth quarter.

Lawrence Tynes kicked two of his five field goals in the fourth quarter and the NFC East-leading Giants won 29-24 Sunday after blowing a 23-point lead – and before the Cowboys thought they had a game-winning play with 10 seconds left.

New York (6-2) led 23-0 just 2 minutes into the second quarter when defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown. That was the third of four interceptions thrown by Tony Romo, and among six turnovers by Dallas (3-4).

But the Giants didn’t score again until Tynes made a 43-yard field goal with 10:20 left for a 26-24 lead. He added a 37-yarder with 3 1/2 minutes left.

Dallas got to the Giants 19 after Tynes’ last field goal. On fourth-and-1 with 1:03 left, Romo was scrambling when he threw the ball and it was picked off by Stevie Brown at the 17.

After New York failed to get a first down and the Cowboys used all three of their timeouts, Dallas got the ball back with 44 seconds left at the 30. They got to the Giants 37 when Romo threw a pass that Dez Bryant caught in the back of the end zone.

The play was ruled a touchdown, and the Cowboys and the fans celebrated even as Bryant remained on the ground.

It was during that time that officials looked at the replay, which showed Bryant’s hand touched out of bounds first and made it an incompletion. The Cowboys still got three more plays after that, a 10-yard pass to Jason Witten, and an incompletion to Miles Austin, before Romo’s pass on the final play of the game landed well out of the end zone.

Giants 29, Cowboys 24

N.Y. Giants 13 10 0 6 29
Dallas 0 10 14 0 24

NYG—FG Tynes 41

NYG—FG Tynes 37

NYG—A.Brown 1 run (Tynes kick)

NYG—FG Tynes 26

NYG—Pierre-Paul 28 interception return (Tynes kick)

Dal—F.Jones 4 run (Bailey kick)

Dal—FG Bailey 51

Dal—Romo 1 run (Bailey kick)

Dal—Phillips 1 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)

NYG—FG Tynes 43

NYG—FG Tynes 37


First downs 11 28
Total Net Yards 293 434
Rushes-yards 28-103 17-19
Passing 190 415
Punt Returns 1-1 2-8
Kickoff Returns 4-86 6-142
Interceptions Ret. 4-103 1-0
Comp-Att-Int 15-29-1 36-62-4
Sacked-Yrds Lost 1-2 4-22
Punts 6-47.8 4-41.3
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-2
Penalties-Yards 5-45 3-10
Time of Poss. 27:42 32:18


RUSHING—N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 22-78, A.Brown 3-21, Manning 1-3, Wilson 2-1. Dallas, F.Jones 13-19, Romo 2-0, Tanner 2-0.

PASSING—N.Y. Giants, Manning 15-29-1-192. Dallas, Romo 36-62-4-437.

RECEIVING—N.Y. Giants, Nicks 4-46, Bennett 4-29, Hixon 3-26, Randle 2-68, Cruz 2-23. Dallas, Witten 18-167, Austin 9-133, Bryant 5-110, Phillips 3-14, Tanner 1-13.


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