ARLINGTON When the final frenetic 40 seconds were done here and replays showed Dez Bryant's fingertips to have landed out of bounds and what would have been a game-winning touchdown for the Cowboys overturned, all that was left was this sense we had seen all of this before.
Not so much the particulars of Giants 29-23 victory, as the ending.
Whenever these two teams have playeddating back to the playoff victory at Texas Stadium in 2008the Giants have always been at least a play better, a step faster, and oftentimes moreso. Details change yet, without fail, Dallas leaves talking about almost winning and New York wins.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said something exceptionally smart afterwards about how the critical mistakes lose you games more than the big plays win you games. This was hindsight, though, the knowledge that comes from seeing how it all turns out. To fully appreciate why it is the Giants have absolutely owned the Cowboys, you have to start at the beginning ... and an alm...