Giants prove it wasn't a fluke
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With a no-huddle offense and no-fooling-around defense, the Giants snapped the Cowboys' 11-game winning streak and prevented Dallas from clinching the NFC East.
Dallas hadn't lost since the season opener against the Giants, who solidified their position in the NFC playoff chase as the top wild-card team, a game ahead of the Bucs. New York still hopes to catch Dallas in the division, and it can thank a stingy, aggressive defense for still having a chance.
Missing star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, the former USF standout who had sports hernia surgery, the Giants still stymied rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, blanked receiver Dez Bryant until 2:13 remained — he fumbled away the ball on that play — and held Dallas to one conversion in 15 third-down attempts.
The Giants had three sacks and two interceptions.
New York was blanked at halftime with 84 net yards. Then it switched to the no-huddle and put together a short drive to Robbie Gould's 39-yard field goal, making it 7-3.
Odell Beckham then stepped up and sped through the Cowboys on a 61-yard touchdown play after catching Eli Manning's pass at the Giants 48.