The Dallas Cowboys Retake Hold of the NFC East with Their Win Over the New York Giants on Sunday
The Dallas Cowboys have regained their lead a top the NFC East as they took down divisional foe the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. In a game where the freezing temperatures up in New York clearly had a factor, Tony Romo (Pictured on the left) and company were able to squeeze out a much needed win by a final score of 24-21.
“That’s really where you separate yourself as a quarterback, as an offensive football team and as a team in general, when you go down and you’re able to make those drives in critical moments,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “The conditions were not that easy today. It was cold. It was windy.”
Tony Romo was efficient, passing for 250 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the win, as both of his scoring tosses went to Jason Witten. Dez Bryant led all receivers with nine catches for 102 yards but had an up and down game as he would both great plays and some not so great ones as well. He was seen visibly frustrated on the sidelines during the game but would eventually bounce back to help his team hold on for the victory.
In a game that was filled with drama, head coach Jason Garrett had to rely on his young kicker Dan Bailey (Pictured on the Right) to seal the win for Dallas. Bailey was perfect on a 35-yard field goal as time ran out, which he was only in that position because of a late rally by the Giants that saw the Dallas defense give up fifteen unanswered points to tie the score with just less than five minutes remaining. In the end, however, Dallas did what they needed to in order to win.
With the win, the Cowboys’ atop the NFC East as both them and the Philadelphia Eagles sit at 6-5 on the season. Dallas beat Philadelphia earlier in the year so as of now they hold the tie breaker. The Cowboys have a quick turnaround now though, as they’ll host the Oakland Raiders in four days for their annual Thanksgiving game.