Turnovers doomed the Cowboys, as the New York Giants defeated the Cowboys on Sunday, 29-24.
The New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 29-24, on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.
This was definitely a game of runs. Four Cowboys turnovers helped the Giants jump out to a 23-0 lead in the second quarter. Through the second and third quarters, the Cowboys would respond with 24 unanswered points of their own to take the lead. The Giants didn't score any touchdowns in the second half but used two fourth quarter field goals to take the lead back and go on to win the game. This was also a matchup to watch if you love turnovers as the teams combined for eight (five interceptions, three lost fumbles) giveaways. By contrast, the teams punted a combined ten times. The Cowboys provided a threat until the end, including a near game-winning touchdown grab in the end zone that was ruled out of bounds.
Fantasy studs/duds: Eli Manning may have been on the winning end of the game, but he was not sharp. Manning finished with 192 yards passing and an interception. His counterpart Tony Romo threw for 437 yards, 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions. Romo also rushed for a touchdown. Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had a career day with 18 receptions for 167 yards. Cowboys wide receivers Miles Austin (9 receptions, 133 yards) and Dez Bryant (5 receptions, 110 yards) also went over the 100-yard mark. For more fantasy analysis, visit SB Nation's fantasy football hub.
Odds/Gambling: The Cowboys were favored by two points when lines opened on this game so they did not cover. The over/under was set at 47 points, which was reached in the fourth quarter when the Giants kicked their first field goal of the quarter. For more NFL odds, visit our Odds hub.
Injury info: Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor suffered a neck strain in the second quarter when he was attempting to tackle Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw. Giants tight end Bear Pascoe suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter, but x-rays came back negative. Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter while trying to tackle Cowboys running back Felix Jones.
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