Giants hang on to defeat Cowboys

7:00 PM, Oct 28, 2012   |    comments
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Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Behind five Lawrence Tynes field goals and a defense that forced six turnovers, the New York Giants continued their road success against the Dallas Cowboys by holding on for a wild 29-24 victory in a game that wasn't decided until the final seconds.

Jason Pierre-Paul returned a Tony Romo interception 28 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and Stevie Brown came up with two picks and a fumble recovery as New York (6-2) recorded its third consecutive win despite squandering a 23-0 halftime lead and nearly giving up a 37-yard touchdown catch to Dez Bryant with 10 seconds left.

The triumph also improved the defending Super Bowl champions to 4-0 all-time at Cowboys Stadium.

Bryant split two New York defenders and hauled in Romo's deep pass into the end zone, but his right hand touched the end line as he came to the ground and was ruled incomplete following a booth review.

Romo took two more shots at the end zone as the clock wound down, but overshot Miles Austin on the first and had a desperation heave go well out of bounds as time expired.

Eli Manning threw for a season-low 192 yards with an interception on 15-of-29 passing, but led the Giants on a 60-yard drive early in the fourth quarter that culminated with Tynes' fourth field goal of the game, a 43-yarder with 10:20 remaining that gave New York a 24-23 edge.

Romo finished with a career-best 437 yards while completing 36-of-62 attempts with both a passing and rushing touchdown, but was intercepted four times in the third defeat in Dallas' (3-4) last four outings.

Three Dallas receivers accumulated over 100 yards in defeat, with Jason Witten making a franchise-record 18 catches totaling 167 yards. Austin amassed 133 yards on nine grabs, with Bryant ending with 110 yards on five receptions.

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