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Cowboys defense leads way to 14-6 halftime lead

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When we last saw the Cowboys defense, they were watching members of the Saints run by and around them on the way to 625 yards and 40 first downs in a 49-17 loss before their Week 11 bye.

What a difference two weeks makes. The Cowboys held the Giants to 195 yards and scored a touchdown off a Victor Cruz fumble on the way to a 14-6 halftime lead in a game that the Cowboys need to pull into a tie atop the NFC East. The Cowboys have given up most of those yards on the ground, but Eli Manning is 11-of-16 for 95 yards and the Giants have earned boos from the home crowd for their play calling and inability to execute in the red zone.

The Cowboys only made it to the outskirts of the red zone in the first half, but it turned out well as Tony Romo hit Jason Witten for a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Romo was sacked three times and threw an interception when a ball went off Dez Bryant’s hands during an uneven half, but DeMarco Murray had 80 total yards to provide some sparks against a game Giants defense.

That defense was a big driver of the four-game winning streak that the Giants bring into Sunday’s game. It has held up well, but the questions about whether the offense will ever find itself remain firmly in place.

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16 Responses to “Cowboys defense leads way to 14-6 halftime lead”
  1. skoobyfl says: Nov 24, 2013 6:02 PM

    Since most of the nation was stuck watching a tie, America’s game had to wait. What a joke.

  2. shatho1 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:04 PM

    this is the NFC East not the AFC East

  3. saintsly says: Nov 24, 2013 6:14 PM

    The game aint over yet…..still time to choke.

  4. dolphins4 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:32 PM

    It looks like the NFL want the Cowboys to win the NFC East division.

  5. phillyphannnn83 says: Nov 24, 2013 6:32 PM

    hmmm 21-6 now. amazing what happens when you actually have to face a starting QB, albeit one who’s a consummate choke artist.

  6. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 24, 2013 6:34 PM

    Tony saves his best gag jobs for December

  7. 700levelvet says: Nov 24, 2013 6:42 PM

    The “Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  8. 7mantel says: Nov 24, 2013 6:43 PM

    Romo really had little to do with the 21 points ! Defense , running backs snd giant penalties !

  9. bobsnygiants says: Nov 24, 2013 7:33 PM

    Giants defence coach stinks

  10. thefiesty1 says: Nov 24, 2013 7:50 PM

    CowBabies choked and then lucked out again.

  11. rugdaniels says: Nov 24, 2013 7:51 PM

    phillyphannnn83 says:
    Nov 24, 2013 6:32 PM
    hmmm 21-6 now. amazing what happens when you actually have to face a starting QB, albeit one who’s a consummate choke artist.

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    and the Eagles have beaten who?

  12. backdapack4evr says: Nov 24, 2013 7:53 PM

    Dez is average
    He self proclaims himself to be so good

  13. bluebongzilla says: Nov 24, 2013 8:37 PM

    Average players score 37 TDs in 39 starts?

    You must be talking about Desean Jackson and his 37 TDs in 81 starts. Or maybe you’re talking about Jordy Nelson’s 35 career TDs.

  14. backdapack4evr says: Nov 24, 2013 9:18 PM

    Average AT BEST
    Dez is a clown

  15. bluebongzilla says: Nov 24, 2013 9:39 PM

    A clown has more career TDs than Jordy Nelson <— LOL

  16. jsrdc says: Nov 25, 2013 1:22 AM

    @ 7mantel

    “Romo really had little to do with the 21 points ! Defense , running backs and giant penalties !”

    REALLY? Except for the 2 passes to Witten that Romo threw, you mean, which accounted for 14 of the 21 points, right?

    Haters just have the strangest views of reality……
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    @ phillyphannnn83

    hmmm 21-6 now. amazing what happens when you actually have to face a starting QB, albeit one who’s a consummate choke artist.

    Let’s see how Foles fares again against the Cowboys in week 17, in Dallas this time. If I recall correctly, Foles was 11 for 29 for 80 yards, was sacked 3 times and was knocked out of the game in your own house – pretty solid choke job. You can expect more of the same for Foles from here on out. A nice run, but reality has a way of showing up when you don’t want it.

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