The Dallas Cowboys came away with a pivotal victory over the New York Giants on Sunday. Here are the four players most responsible for the win.
The Dallas Cowboys entered their Week 14 matchup against the New York Giants knowing they needed to pull out a victory in MetLife Stadium in order to keep their postseason hopes alive. But through the first three quarters of the divisional contest, both teams struggled offensively.
In fact, through those first few frames, it might have been hard to determine which team was 6-6 and who was 2-10. For the Cowboys, the game was fraught with mental mistakes including pre-snap penalties and dropped passes. Through the first three quarters, the Cowboys simply didn’t appear to be a playoff team.
But then the fourth quarter happened. And suddenly the flood gates opened on both sides of the ball for Dallas.
Despite not recording a single catch up to that point in the ballgame, tight end Jason Witten hauled in a 20-yard pass in the end zone midway through the fourth quarter to give the Cowboys a 17-10 lead.
Then running back Rod Smith took a short pass 81-yards for a touchdown, breaking the game wide open 23-10. From that point on, two interceptions and a rushing touchdown slayed the Giants in New York.
For the Cowboys, the 30-10 victory gives them hope. With three games left in the regular season, and the return of running back Ezekiel Elliott from a six-game suspension just one more contest away, Dallas is trying to keep their playoff chances as high as possible.
Winning in the Big Apple was only the first step. Yet, it was an important one. In the pages to follow, we’ll reveal the Dallas Cowboys four biggest Giant Killers following Sunday’s pivotal victory.