Dallas Cowboys Defeat the New York Giants
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants on Sunday in the final game of the season for both teams in their NFL East division.
- Final Score: Dallas Cowboys 33, New York Giants 31
- Yards: Dallas Cowboys 451, New York Giants 362
- Turnover: Dallas Cowboys 2, New York Giants 4
- Third-Down Conversions: Dallas Cowboys 6-of-14, New York Giants 8-of-19
The Cowboys had a strong start with 9:09 left in the first quarter when quarterback Dak Prescott hit Amari Cooper on an 18-yard touchdown pass that put the Cowboys up 7-0. On the other side, Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw an interception in the first quarter that put the Cowboys in position to add another seven points on the board with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gallup.
The Giants responded with 4:28 left in the second quarter with a five-yard touchdown pass from Manning to Saquon Barkley that cut the Cowboys’ lead down to 14-7. The Cowboys kept the lead, however, with Prescott connecting with Tavon Austin on a three-yard touchdown pass that put them up 21-7.
The Giants stormed back in the fourth quarter, when Manning threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Cody Latimer with 8:33 left in the game to put the Giants within four points of the Cowboys. Dallas survived the comeback attempt, however, when Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott made a two-yard touchdown run to put them ahead 33-31. The Giants were unable to respond in the final minutes of the game, and Dallas took the win.
The win was the third in a row for the Cowboys, while the Giants ended the season with a 5-11 record. The Cowboys head into the playoffs with an 8-8 record, and will face the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.