Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/2/12
With the NFC East crown on the line, the New York Giants took control early and put a lethargic Cowboys team in a 21-0 halftime hole.  The Dallas Cowboys made it interesting in the 3rd quarter when Laurent Robinson caught his second touchdown pass to bring the score to 21-14, but Eli Manning and Victor Cruz were too much for a weak Dallas secondary.  The Giants took advantage of the Cowboys' mistakes and late touchdown passes to Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks sealed the game for New York.  The Giants clinch the NFC East title and will host the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday in the first round of the playoffs.Turning Point: With 9:12 left in the game, the Cowboys had the momentum.  They had just scored to bring the game within a touchdown, 21-14.  The Giants had only been able to manage 21 yards in the second half against a Cowboy defense that was trying to get the ball back to the offense.   On 3rd and 7, Manning escaped a Cowboys blitz and hit Victor Cruz for a 43 yard reception.  The G...
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