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Dallas Cowboys Drop To 1-5, Lose Tony Romo

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Eli Manning rebounded from two early interceptions to throw for 306 yards and four touchdowns, leading the New York Giants to a 41-35 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

The victory is the fourth in a row for New York (5-2), which moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC East. Dallas, meanwhile, was looking to turn its season around, but lost quarterback Tony Romo to a broken left collarbone in the second quarter and fell to 1-5.

Hakeem Nicks, battling a hamstring strain, caught nine passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Steve Smith finished with nine receptions for 101 yards and a TD for the Giants, who scored 31 consecutive points to take control.

Romo was 5-of-7 for 39 yards and a touchdown before suffering his injury. Jon Kitna, playing for the first time since 2008, completed 16-of-33 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns to Dez Bryant, who also returned a punt 93 yards for a score.

Bryant’s second touchdown reception had Dallas within six points with 40 seconds to play, but the Giants recovered the onside kick and ran the clock out to seal the win.

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