Giants beat Cowboys, tighten NFC East
POSTED: Monday, December 7, 2009 - 12:31am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:06pm
New York won despite career-best stats for Dallas tight end Jason Witten and quarterback Tony Romo
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Brandon Jacobs had the Giants' longest play of the season for just a few minutes, then Domenik Hixon topped it, lifting New York past Dallas 31-24 Sunday.
The Giants (7-5) tightened the NFC East with their win, dropping Dallas (8-4) into a tie with Philadelphia for the lead. New York has swept Dallas this season and plays Philadelphia here next Sunday night.
Jacobs covered 74 yards after taking a short pass from Eli Manning, his touchdown putting the Giants ahead 21-17 in the third quarter. Not to be outdone, Hixon went 79 yards with a punt return for a 31-17 lead in the final period.
New York won despite career-best stats for Dallas tight end Jason Witten and quarterback Tony Romo, who is 5-9 in December games.