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Jones made late effort to derail Goodell deal

On Dec. 1, just days before Roger Goodell signed a five-year extension, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones submitted a resolution to table the commissioner's contract talks for six months, according to a confidential memo obtained by ESPN.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Philadelphia Eagles beating the Los Angeles Rams, the Cowboys only path to the playoffs is now through the wild card. At 7-6, the Cowboys remain in 10th in the NFC and will need help even if they close the season with three straight wins.

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Harris converts on tough and-1 (0:19)
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Cowboys' persistence helped get win (0:26)
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Witten: 'It takes everybody' (0:32)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones on the team's chances at 7-6 following Sunday's win against the Giants. “We just got to win ‘em,” Jones said. “We just have to. We just got to win those three. We didn't get much help today, but it's certainly not over at all. But the main thing is they remember what you did in December in pro football and so we want to play very impressively and I thought our win today was impressive. They didn't give it to us. They played us pretty sound. We had to earn it.”

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Cowboys find big play offense against Giants (0:44)
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Spagnuolo: 'Eli Manning is the quarterback right now' (0:41)
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Cowboys topple Eli, Giants (1:25)
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Smith books Dak's pass for 81-yard TD (0:30)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott's 332 passing yards are a career high. He had gone four games without throwing for 200 yards. His three touchdown passes match a career high and it is first three-TD game since Oct. 22.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys' 30-10 win against the New York Giants was the 500th in franchise history and the 250th in Jerry Jones' tenure as owner and general manager. More importantly it improved them to 7-6 and kept them alive in the playoff chase with three games to play.

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Witten's late score puts Cowboys ahead (0:27)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott throws his third TD pass vs. the Giants — and it's another slant route for an explosive play. Rod Smith vs. a LB in coverage. High-percentage throw that goes for 81 yards. Prescott is now at 332 yards passing.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys couldn't get big plays for a month coming into this game. Dak Prescott has touchdown passes of 50, 20 and 81 yards and a 54-yard completion as well.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Witten with a 20-yard touchdown catch down the seam, his first reception of the day. That is the 154th catch Witten has had in his career against the Giants and the 15th touchdown. The Cowboys lead 17-10 with 7:38 to play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With his 54-yard completion to Cole Beasley, Dak Prescott has more than 200 yards passing since the Cowboys beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 5. That's the longest catch of Beasley's career. Beasley had not had more than 33 yards in a game all season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Lee with a huge read on a reverse to Sterling Shepard, dropping the Giants receiver for a 9-yard loss. Is that the play to spark a listless Cowboys' team?

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Witten does not have a catch and was just targeted for the first time in the game.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Officials debating a penalty on Chidobe Awuzie on a flag that was thrown incredibly late on a hit of Roger Lewis Jr. Surprisingly Walt Anderson ruled no penalty.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys and Giants are tied at 10 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter a week ago the Cowboys scored 21 points against Washington. They have been outscored, 95-91, in the fourth quarter this season.