New York Giants 10, Dallas Cowboys 30: Big Blue blown out (Highlights)
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The New York Giants were outscored by the Dallas Cowboys 20-0 in the fourth quarter. losing the game and season series in the process.

  • Dallas Cowboys (7-6) 30
  • New York Giants (2-11) 10
  • NFL, Week 14, Final, Box Score
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Dak Prescott threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns, Eli Manning threw for 228 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions and the Dallas Cowboys walked out of MetLife Stadium with a convincing 20-point victory over the New York Giants.

Both teams began the game with long, clock-eating drives. Dallas started off with a 16-play, 73-yard march, culminating in a 21-yard field goal from Dan Bailey. The Giants answered with a 17-play, 62-yard drive of their own, resulting in a 39-yard field goal from Aldrick Rosas to tie things up at three.

The Giants would take the lead two possessions later as Manning connected with tight end Rhett Ellison on a 1-yard touchdown to go up 10-3 with 2:12 remaining in the first half.

Big Blue’s lead would be short-lived, however, as Prescott connected with Dez Bryant on a 50-yard touchdown just four plays later. Bryant should have been stopped at the Giants’ 40-yard line, but defensive back Brandon Dixon couldn’t make the tackle and Bryant ran into the end zone untouched.

The teams would go into halftime tied at 10 and neither one put up much offense in a scoreless third quarter. But the floodgates opened in the fourth.

With 9:29 remaining in the game the Cowboys drove 82 yards on just four plays and went up 17-10 on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Prescott to Jason Witten. It was Witten’s first and only reception of the game.

Following a 34-yard punt from Brad Wing that put the ball at the Cowboys 12-yard line, Prescott connected with running back Rod Smith on an 81-yard touchdown on a third-and-3 from his own 19-yard line.

Bailey would miss the extra point but the Cowboys still had a commanding 23-10 lead with just 4:33 left in the game.

The Giants tried to respond quickly on their next possession, but Manning was intercepted by Sean Lee, who returned the ball to the Giants 21-yard line.

The Cowboys would close out the scoring three plays later as Smith scored his second touchdown of the day, this one on a 15-yard-run.

Not only did the Giants lose the game, but they lost one of their best players as well. Safety Landon Collins left the game in the fourth quarter due to an injured left ankle. The extent of the injury isn’t known.

But it was a fitting way to end another dismal game in a dismal season for the Giants. Things won’t get any easier in Week 15 when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is set for Sun., Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.


Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.