(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J) — Dan Bailey hit 35-yard field goal as time expired to give the Dallas Cowboys a 24-21 win over the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium.
The win vaulted the Cowboys (6-5) into a first place tie with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East. Big Blue had their four-game winning streak snapped.
Tony Romo threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns, but his best performance came with the game hanging in the balance. Romo orchestrated a 14-play drive late in the fourth quarter to set up Bailey’s game-winner.
“I thought it was a great drive,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. “That’s really when you separate yourself as a quarterback, as an offensive team, as a team in general.”
Eli Manning passed for 174 yards and two scores, but it wasn’t enough to keep New York’s playoff hopes alive with five games to play.
“We have five games left and we have to win every one,” Manning said. “That’s the only way that it’ would possibly give us chance. We don’t know if that’s gonna be good enough but we know it’s the only way.”
11 teams in the NFC have better records than the Giants (4-7), so it would take a lot for them to have a shot at the postseason.
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