The Cowboys put it on their defense with five minutes to go. But the defense could not hold a two-touchdown lead.
“Five minutes to go, all we have to do is get a stop here, get a stop there,” cornerback Terence Newman said. “We didn’t get a stop.”
The Giants drove 80 and 58 yards for the two touchdowns that won a 37-34 decision Sunday night. Eli Manning threw for 400 yards, and the Giants put 510 yards on the Cowboys.
“We didn’t make enough plays at the end, and the end result is a loss,” linebacker Bradie James said.
Newman, who had three tackles and a pass breakup that could have been a pick-six, said the Cowboys will stick together.
“We’re a team, and we stick together from top to bottom,” he said. “Nobody’s perfect, but we’re all going into it together.”
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Practice kick helps Pierre-Paul to block real one
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was trying his best to block Dan Bailey’s 47-yard, game-tying field-goal attempt. But he couldn’t get there.
"The first one, the guard blocked me," Pierre-Paul said. "He’s a strong cat, you know? He was heavy; I couldn’t push him."
But Bailey’s kick didn’t count. Giants coach Tom Coughlin called a timeout before the ball was snapped.
"I didn’t even know it was a timeout," Pierre-Paul said. "I thought we were going into overtime."
Pierre-Paul blocked the one that counted, going through long snapper JP Ladouceur to preserve the Giants’ victory.
"The second one, I was like, ‘Man, I have to push through the center to at least try to get the blocked kick," Pierre-Paul said. "I gave great effort, and I blocked the kick. I didn’t go through the guard. I stepped left and blocked through the center. It felt good."
It was the second week in a row that the Cowboys have missed a field goal in the final seconds. Last week, Bailey was short on a 49-yard attempt after Jason Garrett called a timeout as Bailey’s practice kick sailed through the uprights. Bailey has won four games this season, including three decided on the final play.
Dallas Cowboys website blog-writers wrap up the Cowboys loss to the Giants.
The Cowboys loss to the Giants put the behind the eight ball on the road to the playoffs, but Mickey and Rob are on to break it all down.
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