Trailing 28-24 with three minutes remaining, Romo led the Cowboys
on an 80-yard drive and found Dez Bryant for the game-winning
“You gain experience and understand where your mindset needs to be
to win the game,” Romo told reporters. “When you’ve been through it
you can give yourself an advantage, mentally. You go do it.”
The win kept the Cowboys (8-3) tied with Philadelphia for first
place in the NFC East, while the Giants (3-8) dropped their sixth
The defeat will be hard to swallow for the Giants, who started well
and led 14-3 early in the second quarter after Beckham's second
touchdown of the game.
The rising rookie shrugged off a Cowboys defender who was grabbing
his shirt, and leapt backwards into the end zone to corral the ball
one-handed from Eli Manning's pass.
“I hope it’s not the greatest catch of all time. I hope that I can
make more,” Beckham said. “It really means nothing without a win.”
Beckham finished with 146 receiving yards, including the stunning
43-yard scoring catch, and his two touchdowns helped the Giants to a
21-10 halftime lead.
Dallas rallied, scoring 14 straight points in the third quarter to
seize a 24-21 advantage, only for New York to respond again, Manning
tossing a one-yard touchdown to Adrien Robinson to cap a 93-yard
drive with three minutes left to play.
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Romo had four touchdown passes on the night, two to Bryant, as the
Cowboys remained undefeated on the road at 5-0.
The NFL's leading rusher DeMarco Murray added 121 yards behind
Dallas’ dominant offensive line, but still felt as if the rushing
attack could be better.
“We were a little rusty,” Murray said. “We’ll look at the film and
correct those things. It’s always tough against a division rival.”
New York quarterback Manning was coming off a five-interception
performance last week against San Francisco, but was better against
He threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns but had a costly
interception in the third quarter with New York deep in Dallas
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter
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