The New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys 31-24 today, getting a game closer to taking the divisional lead. A lot went wrong today in a relatively sloppy game.
The biggest problem was that the Dallas Cowboys could not get their running game going. The Giants sweep the series with the Cowboys, and it does not get any easier this month.
The Cowboys allowed just enough big plays to lose this game. Brandon Jacobs ran for 74 yards and Domenik Hixon had a 79 yard punt return for a touchdown.
Tony Romo was 41 for 55 with three touchdowns and throwing for 379 yards. Jason Witten caught 14 passes for 156 yards, a career high.
Marion Barber fumbled late during a very key drive. Nick Folk missed a field goal.
It must be December.
The Cowboys are in jeopardy of missing the playoffs for a second year straight because the schedule gets even tougher with the Chargers, Saints, Eagles and Redskins left.
Some sports pundits were already criticizing offensive coordinator Jason Garrett for having 55 pass plays, but what do you do when your leading rusher had less than 50 yards?
The Cowboys could not run the ball. Other than the running game problems, it was frustrating to watch the game because it just seemed like the Giants wanted to win more.