Deja Vu for Dallas as Kicker Has FG Blocked After Being Iced
By Jon Wagner
One final lead change resulted in another one of much greater significance as the New York Giants scored the last 15 points in the final 3:14 to shock the Dallas Cowboys, 37-34, at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday night and wrest control of the NFC East from the Cowboys with three weeks remaining in the regular season.
New York’s defense can thank their lucky stars for that, especially two in particular – an already established one in quarterback Eli Manning and a quickly emerging star in defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
Quarterback Tony Romo (21-31, 321 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT, 3 sacks) was one last completion away from putting the Giants in a situation in which they would have needed a lot of help to reach the playoffs.
But, with a 34-29 lead and New York (7-6) attacking on an all-out blitz, Romo slightly overthrew wide receiver Miles Austin (4 catches, 63 yards, 1 TD) who went right by cornerback Aaron Ross (3 tackles...