N.Y. Giants 29, Dallas 24

Date - 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, October 28, 2012
Location - Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Scott Green
Attendance - 94067

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Giants 13 10 0 6 29
Dallas 0 10 14 0 24

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Giants 6-2 3-1 3-1 W4
Dallas 3-4 1-2 2-2 L1

Recap

Giants 29, Cowboys 24: Lawrence Tynes kicked five field goals and the New York defense forced six turnovers to carry New York over host Dallas.

Eli Manning went 15-for-29 for 192 yards and Andre Brown scored a rushing touchdown for New York (6-2), which moved to 4-0 at Cowboys Stadium and avenged a loss in the season opener.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw for 437 yards but was intercepted four times. The Cowboys (3-4) had a chance to take the lead late but Romo was flushed out of the pocket on fourth-and-1 and threw the ball up for grabs, where Stevie Brown hauled it in on the right sideline for his second pick of the game with 1:03 left to play.

A disputed spot on third down forced the Giants to punt, giving Romo one more chance. A desperation heave with 10 seconds left was caught in the back of the end zone by Dez Bryant and initially ruled a touchdown before replay ruled that his hand came down out of bounds.

Three more passes in the final seconds did not yield a score. Romo finished 36-for-62 with one touchdown and Jason Witten caught a franchise single-game record 18 passes for 167 yards to lead Dallas.

The Giants took advantage of turnovers to build a 23-0 lead with 13:05 left in the first half, capped by Jason Pierre-Paul’s 28-yard interception return for a touchdown. The Cowboys battled all the way back to take a 24-23 lead on John Phillips’ 1-yard touchdown run but Tynes connected from 43 yards and again from 37 to make it a 29-24 gap.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Cowboys LB Dan Connor left in the second quarter with a neck injury and did not return. Connor was in the starting lineup in place of Sean Lee (toe) who was placed on IR earlier in the week. … Giants LB Chase Blackburn (hamstring) and TE Bear Pascoe (ankle) both left the game and did not return. … For the first time since 1963, Dallas had three receivers go over 100 yards, including Miles Austin (nine catches, 133) and Bryant (5, 110).

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Giants   Dallas
Ahmad Bradshaw Player Felix Jones
22 Attempts 13
78 Yards 19
3.6 Avg Yards 1.5
0 Touchdowns 1
12 Long 5
Receiving
N.Y. Giants   Dallas
Rueben Randle Player Jason Witten
2 Receptions 18
68 Yards 167
34.0 Avg Yards 9.3
0 Touchdowns 0
56 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Giants 293 103 190 2 5 4 4.0 1
Dallas 434 19 415 3 1 1 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Giants have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.