Cowboys' character out of bounds

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Two inches. Maybe less.

That was the difference Sunday afternoon between exhilaration and disillusionment for the Dallas Cowboys. It was the difference between Jason Garrett getting the signature win of his 31-game tenure and just another close loss by the inconsistent Cowboys.

New York 29, Dallas 24.

With 10 seconds left, Dez Bryant's apparent 37-yard touchdown catch between two defenders was negated because he had parts of two fingers, if that, on the white boundary in the back of the end zone to brace himself as he fell.

It would've been a magnificent catch by Bryant, and we'd all be discussing whether this was his coming-out party. It would've been a magnificent comeback by Romo, who threw three first-half interceptions.

It would've been a testament to Garrett's process about playing relentlessly regardless of the opponent or the score.

Instead, it's just another loss at Cowboys Stadium, where the home team is a pedestrian 15-12 in its fourth season. In case you didn't know, the Giants are now 4-0 in the $1.2 billion stadium Jerry Jones built, but Eli Manning owns.

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