Giants linebacker Blake Martinez also was injured on the play — he returned shortly thereafter — which gave Cowboys athletic trainers time to work on Dalton’s hand. The Cowboys quarterback returned with a glove over his left hand.
He awkwardly handed off to Ezekiel Elliott with his right hand on the next play.
The Cowboys converted with a 38-yard field goal four plays after Dalton’s injury, drawing them to within 20-19.
The Cowboys have kicked field goals on drives that ended a the Giants 20, 28, 38 and 18.
Dalton is 22-of-35 for 194 yards.