Giants win, 23-19!! Full recap
Gano good from 50: A 50-yard Graham Gano field goal gave the Giants a 23-19 lead with 6:27 to go. The Giants went 48 yards in eight plays for the score.
Cowboys within a point: A 36-yard Greg Zuerlein field goal pulled Dallas with a point, 20-19, with 14:20 left in the game. Dallas went 62 yards in 13 plays to set up the score.
Dallas pulls closer: Dallas took advantage of an interception on a pass that went through the hands of tight end Evan Engram to close with 20-16 on a 1-yard run by Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas went 62 yard sin 10 plays, taking 4:34, to pull with 20-16.
Giants lead, 20-9, at the half: The Cowboys got a 57-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein to end the half. Here are some of the first-half numbers:
Daniel Jones 10 of 15, 150 yards, 2 TDs
Wayne Gallman 5 carries, 36 yards
Giants 239 yards total offense; Dallas 113
Big play Dante! A 33-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to Dante Pettis with :45 left in the first half stretched the Giants lead to 20-6. The Giants went 75 yards in four plays, helped by two Dallas penalties.
Sheeeesh Dante Pettis secures it for the TD @Daniel_Jones10 @Giants— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) January 3, 2021
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Dallas within a touchdown: A 46-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein of Dallas made the score 13-6 with 2:13 left in the first half.
Stretching the lead: The Giants opened a 13-3 lead on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to Sterling Shepard with 6:42 left in the half. The Giants went 65 yards in six plays, aided by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Randy Gregory of Dallas.
First quarter update: The Giants lead, 6-3, after one quarter. Thew Giants have 123 yards of total offense to 20 for Dallas.
Miscue leads to Dallas FG: A 38-yard Greg Zuerlein field goal with 5:03 left in the first quarter got Dallas on the board and made the score 6-3. The score was set up when Giants running back Wayne Gallman and quarterback Daniel Jones fumbled a handoff, giving Dallas the ball at the Giants’ 27-yard line.
Early lead for Giants: The Giants took a 6-0 lead by going 78 yards in six plays on their first possession, with the score coming on a 23-yard run by wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Graham Gano missed the extra point.
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QB Ben DiNucci
CB Rashard Robinson
RB Sewo Olonilua
OLB Leighton Vander Esch
DE Bradlee Anae
G Zack Martin
WR Golden Tate
P Ryan Santoso
DB Madre Harper
OT Kyle Murphy
OT Jackson Barton
DE R.J. McIntosh
The New York Giants, despite entering the game with a 5-10 record, will be seeking their first playoff berth since 2016 and first NFC East title since 2011 when they host the 6-9 Dallas Cowboys Sunday at MetLife Stadium (1 p.m. ET/FOX).
To get that title the Giants would have to beat the Cowboys and then hope the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Washington Football in the final game of the regular season on Sunday Night Football.
The Giants are 2-point underdogs to the Cowboys, who can also win the division on Sunday with a victory and a Washington loss.
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How to watch, listen, wager
What: New York Giants (5-10) vs. Dallas Cowboys (6-9)
When: Sunday, Jan. 3
Where: MetLife Stadium
Game time: 1 p.m. ET
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter)
Radio: SIRIUS: 106 (Dal), 146 (NYG) | XM: 386 (Dal), 231 (NYG)
Giants Radio Network: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM | Announcers: Bob Papa, Carl Banks,
Pre-game: Lance Medow, Howard Cross, Jeff Feagles, Paul Dottino, John Schmeelk
Post-game: Lance Medow, Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Jeff Feagles
Stations on Giants Radio Network:
Albany, NY- WPYX 106.5FM | Hartford, CT-WPOP 1410AM | Hartford, CT-WPOP 100.9FM | Hartford, CT-WCUS 97.9FM | Danbury, CT-WLAD 880AM | Syracuse, NY-WTLA 1200AM | Syracuse, NY-WTLA 97.7FM | Corning, NY – WENI 1450 AM | Elmira, NY – WENY1230 AM | Corning, NY – WGMM 98.7 FM | Plattsburgh, NY – WIRY 1340 AM | Rome, NY – WRNY 1350 AM | Utica,NY – WTLB 1310 AM | Utica,NY – WTLB 96.5 FM | Oswego, NY – WSGO 1440AM | Oswego, NY – WSGO 100.1 FM | Binghamton, NY – WENE 1430 AM | Cortland, NY –WIII-FM 99.9 | Ithaca, NY - WIII-FM 100.3 | Burlington, VT – WJKS 104.3 FM | Easton, PA- WEEX 1230 AM | Easton, PA - WTKZ 1320 AM | Finger Lakes (Canandaigua and Rochester), NY – WOKR 1310 AM | Finger Lakes (Canandaigua and Rochester), NY – WOKR 95.5 FM
Online Stream: NFL Live on Yahoo Sports | NFL App
Odds: Giants +2
Weather: 36 degrees, rain throughout the day
Referee: Brad Allen