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Cowboys vs. Giants: Dallas comes up just short

Despite falling behind 23-0 and committing six turnovers, the Cowboys almost managed to pull off an improbable comeback before losing 29-24 to New York.

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Cowboys defense performs well despite loss

The Cowboys could not pull off a late rally against the Giants on Sunday, but should be encouraged by another strong defensive performance as a team.


Tony Romo: 'I would have booed too'

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo does not begrudge fans for booing during Sunday's game with the Giants.


Witten sets single game reception record for TE

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten broke the NFL record for catches in a game by a tight end with 18 receptions against the New York Giants.


Dan Connor injured in Dallas' loss

Last week against the Carolina Panthers, the Dallas Cowboys lost Sean Lee for the season due to a toe injury.

On Sunday, the Cowboys lost Dan Connor, Lee's replacement, to a neck injury -- though the extent of the injury is unknown. Connor was forced to come out of Dallas' Week 8 29-24 loss to the Giants in the second quarter, and was unable to return to the game.

X-rays were negative, and Connor's injury is being called a neck strain. Connor also called his injury a stinger.

Cowboys fans had a major scare on Sunday, when DeMarcus Ware exited the game after taking a cleat to the ribs. Luckily for Ware, the Cowboys, and Cowboys fans, Ware just had the wind knocked out of him, and was able to return to the game just two players later.

Dallas running back DeMarco Murray did not play against the Giants, but apparently has a chance to play in Week 9, when the Cowboys take on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. Murray has missed the last two games with a foot injury.


Cowboys vs. Giants: A game of turnovers and inches

In a game the Cowboys gave away early before mounting an unlikely comeback, the final margin was achingly thin.


Turnovers doom Cowboys, Giants win, 29-24

Turnovers doomed the Cowboys, as the New York Giants defeated the Cowboys on Sunday, 29-24.


How close was Dez Bryant to coming down in bounds?

The Cowboys came *THIS* close to mounting an unbelievable comeback in a game that's a perfect metaphor for Tony Romo's time in Dallas.


Cowboys continue resilient ways, lead 24-23 in 4th

After appearing lifeless, the Dallas Cowboys have come all the way back in the third quarter and now lead the New York Giants 24-23.

The Cowboys opened the half with a long, 11-play, 86-yard drive but the Giants held strong on their own 1-yard line. After Phillip Tanner was stuffed twice and Tony Romo missed his receiver on third down, the quarterback found pay dirt on fourth down when he kept it on a bootleg.

Dallas's defense then continued its dominance over Eli Manning and company, forcing a quick three-and-out. Still in their rhythm from the last drive, the Cowboys continued to dink and dunk as Romo relentlessly found Jason Witten open underneath. Romo then found John Phillips for a one-yard touchdown on a broken play to give Dallas an improbable 24-23 lead.

The Giants were finally moving the ball well on the last drive of the quarter but Danny McCray was able to steal an unlikely interception from Manning after the ball rolled off fellow safety Gerald Sensabaugh's backside.

The Cowboys were readying to punt the ball back to the Giants when the quarter ended.


Tony Romo, Cowboys rally in 2nd, still trail 23-10

The boo birds were out early and often at Cowboys Stadium Sunday but Tony Romo and the offense have rallied to cut the Giants' lead to 23-10 at the half.

The Giants jumped out to a quick 23-0 lead with Tony Romo tossing three interceptions, including a pick-six to Jason Pierre-Paul, in a series of four possessions. With Dez Bryant also putting a punt return on the ground, the Giants scored 20 points off Cowboys turnovers as Dallas' defense was forced to set up camp on the field.

But as Romo began to focus in on Miles Austin, the Cowboys offense was finally able to get back on track. Felix Jones capped off their best drive of the day with a four-yard rushing touchdown to put Dallas on the board for the first time.

After the Cowboys defense held strong once again, Bryant broke wide open on a blown coverage. But instead of hitting him in stride, Romo lofted up a duck that forced Bryant to turn all the way around, wasting an easy touchdown opportunity. The Cowboys were then forced to settle for a 51-yard field goal from Dan Bailey to put the score at 23-10.

The Cowboys will look to build on their late surge when they get the ball coming out of the locker room to start the second half.


Tony Romo tosses three INTs, Cowboys down 23-0

It's hard to imagine a worse start for the Dallas Cowboys as the New York Giants lead 23-0 early in the second quarter at Cowboys Stadium.

The Giants looked determined for revenge from the opening kickoff as Eli Manning hooked up with Rueben Randle for a 56-yard bomb to set up a 41-yard Lawrence Tynes field goal.

The Cowboys' opening drive was the polar opposite with Tony Romo throwing a brutal interception to Stevie Brown on his sixth attempt of the game. With a short field, Tynes was able to easily drain another 37-yard field goal.

Romo's second interception came on his next pass attempt with Corey Webster getting in on the fun this time. Instead of settling for a field goal on this interception though, the G-men found pay dirt with running back Andre Brown pounding it in from one yard away.

After the teams traded some punts, Dez Bryant coughed up a punt to give Tynes his third field goal of the game. And just to continue with today's trend, Romo tossed his third interception of the day when the team got the ball back. Jason Pierre-Paul was the lucky recipient this time and the lanky defensive lineman took it to the house for a pick-six.


DeMarco Murray out again for Cowboys

The Cowboys will be without running back DeMarco Murray on Sunday, but the Giants will have running back Ahmad Bradshaw.


NFL Week 8 picks

Once again, JP Starkey is back and picks each and every NFL game -- including Dallas' Week 8 showdown against the New York Giants.


Jerry Jones thinks he's a good GM

Jerry Jones is hellbent on turning the Dallas Cowboys into the Oakland Raiders -- and it'll happen sooner, rather than later.


DeMarco Murray out with foot injury

Cowboys starting running back DeMarco Murray is going to miss his second consecutive week with a foot injury.


Cowboys vs. Giants: Previewing Round Two

The Cowboys welcome the defending Super Bowl champions to Dallas in a game that may end up deciding the course of their season.


Dallas Cowboys add Peprah, Sims to boost defense

SB Nation's Blogging the Boys dissected the Cowboys' recent attempts to fill roster voids left by injuries.


Fantasy: Dallas skill players poised for good week

Fantasy owners are likely grinning this weekend, as the Giants and Cowboys get ready to square off at Cowboys Stadium in Week 8.


Cowboys, once favored by 2, now underdogs

After opening as a 2-point favorite, the Cowboys now find themselves the underdogs at home Sunday against the Giants.


Felix Jones, DeMarcus Ware miss practice

DeMarcus Ware missed practice on Wednesday due to illness, topping the list of six players who missed practice for the Cowboys.


The Cowboys are No. 17 in SB Nation Power Rankings

Dallas comes in at No. 17 in the latest Power Rankings, up five spots from last week.

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