Aaron Ross injured his right shoulder in the second half and had to leave.
The Giants' first-round draft pick left the field late in the
first half after making a tackle. X-rays were taken but the former
University of Texas product returned for the second half.
Ross hurt the shoulder again on the opening series of the second
half, making a tackle on Marion Barber.
The Giants went into the game short-handed. Fellow starting
cornerback Sam Madison was out for the second straight week with a
pulled muscle in his stomach and backup Kevin Dockery, who started
four games, was out with a hip injury.
The Cowboys welcomed All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens back to
Owens, who led the NFC with 15 touchdown catches, missed the
regular-season finale with a high ankle sprain. He was limited in
practice Friday and was listed as questionable for the game.
Corey Webster, who had an interception and a fumble recovery
while starting for Madison in the wild-card win over Tampa Bay, got
the start again.
Pro Bowler Barber started at halfback for Dallas in place
of Julius Jones.