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Forcing the Issue: Cowboys Forced 6 Turnovers to Beat Giants


NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz’s 18-yard TD

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.

”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.


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