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Giants 31, Cowboys 24: We're alive!

Now that was much more like the New York Giants football team we have come to know and love the past few seasons.

Resilience in the face of adversity. A defense that flew to the football and punished Tony Romo despite the Dallas quarterback's big passing numbers. A couple of big plays from the running backs. A huge special teams play from Domenik Hixon.

All of it led to a season-saving 31-24 victory that puts the Giants (7-5) right back in thick of the NFC playoff race.

"It was an outstanding win for our team. The big thing I think was the contribution of all three areas tonight. That is the way we want to play. Offense, defense, and special teams, all making outstanding contributions," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "I was proud of the way they battled back and showed that mental toughness tonight."

Here is center Shaun O'Hara after the game.

"This was just a great team win," O'Hara said. " We stopped them when we had to. Our offense came through when we needed points. This is the way we are used to playing football. We need to just keep playing like this and remember what this feels like."

By the way, Giants defensive end Justin Tuck called Dallas lineman Flozell Adams a "dirtbag" for his role in an altercation at the end of the first half.

"It takes a coward and some more words that I can’t say right here to push a guy in the back when the play is dead," Tuck said.

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  • Dallas quarterback Tony Romo
  • Brandon Jacobs
  • Eli Manning
  • Dallas coach Wade Phillips
  • Also, I will be back in the morning with the traditional 'Kudos & Wet Willies.'

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