With around eight minutes remaining in the first half and the New York Giants driving, Cowboys rookie Bryan McCann intercepted an Eli Manning pass that was intended for Hakeem Nicks on a slant route and returned it 101-yards for a touchdown.
Dallas now leads 16-3. They were in danger of going down 10-9, but McCann came through with the 14-point swing.
McCann’s pick six was the longest interception return in Cowboys history. McCann was in at corner after both starting corner backs were injured — Newman (ankle) and Jenkins (neck).
The Southern Methodist corner was the Cowboys final cut of the season. After he received his walking papers, the Baltimore Ravens signed him and then cut him again. Dallas re-signed McCann to the practice squad and activated him for the game.