Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NYG 478
    • 331 DAL
  • Turnovers

    • NYG 6
    • 1 DAL
  • Possession

    NYG DAL
    37:10 22:50
  • 1st Downs

    • NYG 21
    • 22 DAL

Game Information

AT&T Stadium
,
Coverage: NBC
  • Arlington, TX 76011
  • Line: DAL -3.0
Attendance: 85,348
100%
Capacity: 80,000
Referees: Tony Corrente
9/9/2013 Associated Press

Romo banged up as Cowboys outlast Giants

Brandon Carr returned an interception 49 yards for a clinching touchdown, and the Dallas Cowboys beat Eli Manning for the first time at their fancy $1.2 billion stadium with six takeaways in a 36-31 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.

Scoring Summary

NBC1234T
Giants3771431
Cowboys31014936
first QuarterNYGDAL
FG
13:07
Dan Bailey 30 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 3 yards, 1:49
03
FG
2:07
Josh Brown 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, -1 yard, 1:58
33
second QuarterNYGDAL
FG
10:07
Dan Bailey 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
14 plays, 60 yards, 7:00
36
TD
3:02
Jason Witten 15 Yard Pass From Tony Romo
9 plays, 69 yards, 4:57
313
XP
2:55
Dan Bailey Kick is Good
9 plays, 69 yards, 4:57
313
TD
2:01
Victor Cruz 70 Yard Pass From Eli Manning
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:05
913
XP
1:50
Josh Brown Kick is Good
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:05
1013
third QuarterNYGDAL
TD
12:42
Barry Church 27 Yard Fumble Return
1 plays, 22 yards, 0:42
1020
XP
12:31
Dan Bailey Kick is Good
1 plays, 22 yards, 0:42
1020
TD
5:03
Jason Witten 4 Yard Pass From Tony Romo
10 plays, 39 yards, 0:49
1027
XP
4:55
Dan Bailey Kick is Good
10 plays, 39 yards, 0:49
1027
TD
1:51
Victor Cruz 18 Yard Pass From Eli Manning
8 plays, 80 yards, 3:11
1627
XP
1:44
Josh Brown Kick is Good
8 plays, 80 yards, 3:11
1727
fourth QuarterNYGDAL
FG
12:16
Dan Bailey 45 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 46 yards, 4:34
1730
TD
8:54
Victor Cruz 10 Yard Pass From Eli Manning
7 plays, 90 yards, 3:23
2330
XP
8:47
Josh Brown Kick is Good
7 plays, 90 yards, 3:23
2430
TD
2:00
Brandon Carr 49 Yard Interception Return
3 plays, 80 yards, 0:51
2436
TD
1:50
Tony Romo Pass to Dez Bryant For Two-Point Conversion is No Good
9 plays, 80 yards, 1:39
2436
TD
0:16
Brandon Myers 4 Yard Pass From Eli Manning
9 plays, 80 yards, 1:39
3036
XP
0:11
Josh Brown Kick is Good
9 plays, 80 yards, 1:39
3136

Research Notes

  • The Cowboys' new play caller Bill Callahan kept it short for Tony Romo. Of Romo's 49 passing attempts, 33 of them were thrown 5 yards or fewer downfield (67%), his largest percentage of passes thrown within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage in a game since 2008. Romo's final 8 completions were within 5 yards, and he completed 85% of such attempts (73% last season, 4th-best in NFL).

  • The Giants running backs had a hand in 4 of the team's 6 turnovers as Eli Manning threw two interceptions targeting his backs, on top of David Wilson's 2 fumbles lost. Eli did not throw an interception on a throw to a running back all of last season (56 attempts). The Giants running core collected 93 total yards, nearly 43 fewer yards than their 2012 average.

  • The Cowboys improve to just 3-5 all-time when Romo drops back to pass at least 50 times... They were 0-2 against the Giants when he dropped back at least 50 times

  • This is the 2nd time since the merger (in 1970) that the Giants have had at least 5 turnovers in a season opener.The only other time came in 1983 vs the Rams (also 5).

  • Victor Cruz's 70-yd TD catch in the 2nd quarter was his 7th TD reception of at least 70 yards since 2011. That's 4 more than any other player in that span.

  • David Wilson is the 1st Giants player with at least 2 fumbles lost in a game since Tiki Barber in Week 14 of 2004 vs the Ravens.

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