The Dallas Cowboys were able to defeat the New York Giants by forcing 6 turnovers—three of them within the first three possessions.
Brandon Carr returned a 49-yard interception for the clinching touchdown, as the Cowboys snatched a big night from Giants quarterback Eli Manning—who threw three touchdown passes to Victor Cruz, four overall. This put New York in the position for a comeback, despite six costly mistakes.
DeMarcus Ware intercepted Manning’s very first pass of the game. Church scored on the fourth New York turnover – the second fumble from new starting running back David Wilson, who lost control of the ball on a strip by Nick Hayden. Manning threw a short pass to running back De’Rel Scott, which bounced off his hand straight into Carr’s arms for a defensive touchdown for Dallas. Church returned a fumble for another touchdown in the third quarter.
Needless to say, Giants coach Tom Coughlin wasn’t too happy with the team’s performance Sunday night.
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”You’re not going to win the game turning the ball over five times and muffing a punt,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. ”I’m totally, totally disappointed, embarrassed about that football. That’s sloppy, sloppy football.”
The Cowboys finished with a 36-31 victory over the Giants Sunday night.