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Giants 29, Cowboys 24: Giants survive nail-biter in Dallas

The New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 29-24, on Sunday to improve to 6-2 on the season.

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Giants' injuries: Rolle, Blackburn, Pascoe hurt

Antrel Rolle, Chase Blackburn and Bear Pascoe suffered injuries Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. However, Hurricane Sandy is making it difficult to diagnose the severity of any of the injuries.

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Giants vs Cowboys analysis: Studs and Duds

The New York Giants rarely make it easy on themselves, but almost always find a way to win. Even after blowing a 23-0 lead, the Giants somehow escaped Texas with a 29-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys to move to 6-2 and 2-2 in the NFC East.

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Giants 29, Cowboys 24: New York hangs on for win

The Giants jumped out to a 23-0 lead over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and then had to sweat through a final Dallas drive to earn a victory.

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Chase Blackburn leaves game with left leg injury

New York Giants middle linebacker Chase Blackburn has left Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with an apparent left-leg injury.

After spending some time on the ground, pounding his fist on the ground in frustration, trainers elected to have him leave to the locker room for further evaluation. Blackburn was able to walk off under his own power, and looked to be in good spirits as he talked to teammates sitting on the bench.

An undrafted free agent in 2005, Chase Blackburn has done a little bit of everything for the New York Giants. A seven-game starter this season, he was on pace to have his best season in the NFL with 42 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles.

The New York Giants now move from one undrafted free agent to another, as Mark Herzlich will replace Blackburn in a starting role. In seven games this season Herzlich has just four tackles, primarily in a special teams role.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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Giants trail Dallas, 24-23, after 3rd quarter

The New York Giants trail the Dallas Cowboys, 24-23, after the third quarter in Sunday's game at Cowboys Stadium.

After the Giants scored the first 23 points of the game, 20 of which came off of Dallas turnovers, the Cowboys responded with 24 straight points to take the lead. The Cowboys scored 10 in the second quarter and 14 in the third quarter to complete the turnaround. On both of the third quarter touchdowns, Tony Romo's mobility was a factor. Romo rolled out on the first score and when he saw daylight continued into the endzone. On the second touchdown, Romo faked another rush attempt and found John Phillips for a one-yard touchdown reception. The Giants were not able to sustain drives and the defense appeared to be tiring as the quarter wore on.

The Cowboys had the ball at the end of the quarter but will be looking at a stalled drive after an incompletion by Romo was sandwiched in between two sacks by Giants linemen Chris Canty and Jason Pierre-Paul. The Cowboys will have a 4th down and 23 when the fourth quarter begins.

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Giants lead Cowboys, 23-10, at halftime

The New York Giants lead the Dallas Cowboys, 23-10, at halftime at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday.

The Giants got plenty of help from the Cowboys in the first half, with 20 of the 23 Giants points coming off of four Dallas turnovers. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw three interceptions in the first half and wide receiver Dez Bryant fumbled a punt return to set up scores for the Giants. The Giants had back-to-back Lawrence Tynes field goals before Andre Brown scored a rushing touchdown from a yard out. Another Tynes field goal was followed by a Jason Pierre- Paul pick six of Romo to cap the 23 unanswered points by New York.

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The Cowboys finally got on the scoreboard with 5:22 remaining the first half when they finished an eight-play, 72-yard drive with a Felix Jones four-yard touchdown run. Dallas would add a 51-yard field goal from Dan Bailey with 58 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 13 points.

Eli Manning finished the first half 8-of-18 passing for 106 yards. Romo settled down after the three interceptions and finished the half 13-of-26 for 187 yards and three interceptions. Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw led all rushers with 30 yards on 10 carries but also lost a fumble. Dallas's Miles Austin was the top receiving threat of the half with 66 yards on five receptions.

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Giants lead Cowboys, 13-0, after 1st quarter

The New York Giants lead the Dallas Cowboys, 13-0, at the end of the first quarter of Sunday's game.

With the Giants up 6-0, New York running back Andre Brown rushed to the left for a 1-yard touchdown with 3:41 left in the first quarter. The score extended the Giants' lead to 13-0.

The Giants got on the board first thanks to back-to-back field goals by Lawrence Tynes. Tynes hit from 41 yards out with less than 12 minutes remaining, and then hit another from 37 yards out with 7:11 remaining.

The Giants picked off Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo twice in the first quarter. Corey Webster and Stevie Brown each had an interception to end the first two drives of the game for Dallas.

The Cowboys also fumbled a punt return toward the end of the first quarter. Dallas had three total turnovers in the first quarter.

Eli Manning is 5-for-7 for 79 yards after the first quarter. Romo is 4-for-9 for 37 yards and two interceptions.

Ahmad Bradshaw has rushed for 23 yards on six carries to lead the Giants' ground game.

Martellus Bennett has three catches for 17 yards for New York.

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Giants vs Cowboys inactives: Ahmad Bradshaw active

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is active for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys after a week of limited practice.

Bradshaw has felt the effects of a lingering bone bruise in his foot, and he did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. He was limited in practice Friday and was officially listed as questionable for the Week 8 matchup against the Cowboys.

But when the Giants' inactives list was released about an hour before kickoff Sunday, Bradshaw's name was not listed.

Inactive for the Giants are: linebacker Jacquian Williams, safety Kenny Phillips, defensive tackle Rocky Bernard, wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, offensive tackle James Brewer and tight end Adrien Robinson.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will miss his second straight game with a sprained foot.

Also inactive for the Cowboys: center Phil Costa, defensive end Sean Lissemore, wide receiver Andre Holmes, linebacker Kyle Wilber, and safeties Matt Johnson and Charlie Peprah.

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Giants vs. Cowboys: Facts, stats and analysis

The New York Giants have an opportunity to make Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones eat his words Sunday. More importantly, they have a chance to get to 6-2 at the season's halfway mark and enter the second half of the season with control of the NFC East.

Here is a breakdown of Sunday's game.

The Basic Stuff

What: Giants (5-2) at Cowboys (3-3)
When: Sunday, Oct. 28, 4:25 p.m. ET
Where: Cowboys Stadium
TV: FOX -- Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Radio: Giants Radio Network (WFAN -- 660 AM)
Line: Giants -2

[Related: SB Nation game preview]

Key Players

Giants

1. Eli Manning -- Giants vs. Cowboys always comes down to Manning vs. Tony Romo. Which guys makes the plays at the end?

2. Hakeem Nicks -- He says he is healthier than he has been all season. That could be bad news for Dallas.

3. Prince Amukamara -- He missed the first game with a high ankle sprain. The Giants' secondary is a much different place with Amukamara and Jayron Hosley playing instead of Michael Coe and Justin Tryon.

Cowboys

1. Tony Romo -- See what I said about Manning.

2. DeMarcus Ware -- The Giants' first priority on offense has always got to be to find, and control, Dallas's premier pass rusher.

3. Dan Connor -- He will be replacing the injured Sean Lee. How will the Cowboys' defense change as a result?

[Cowboys scouting report]

Storylines

At 5-2, the Giants can hit the halfway point of the season with a clear lead in the NFC East with a victory on Sunday. A loss leaves the Giants at 5-3, and with the disadvantage of two losses to Dallas one to the Philadelphia Eagles already. The Giants are 3-0 at the JerryDome.

The Cowboys are a disappointing 3-3 after starting the season by defeating the Giants. They are without linebacker Sean Lee for the remainder of the season. During the offseason owner Jerry Jones promised fans of the Cowboys this is a game Dallas would win.

[What to watch on Sunday]

Predictions

Mike Farley, Big Blue View -- Giants, 23-20

Jared Smith, SB Nation New York -- Giants, 35-30

Quotable

"I remember that game [the season-opening loss] quite well. I don't need the film to remember those games. It just wasn't a good game. I think the first half we came out pretty good and the second half, we just stunk up the whole entire second half. So we definitely need to change as a defensive unit and we will."

-- Antrel Rolle

Injury Reports

Kenny Phillips (knee) and Rocky Bernard (quad) were ruled out by the Giants on Saturday.

Name Position Injury Practice Status Game Status
NYG
David Baas C Ankle Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Rocky Bernard DT Quadricep Limited Participation in Practice Out
Ahmad Bradshaw RB Foot Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
Hakeem Nicks WR Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
Kenny Phillips S Knee Limited Participation in Practice Out
Jacquian Williams LB Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
DAL
Ryan Cook G Hamstring Full Participation in Practice Probable
Phil Costa C Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Matt Johnson S Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Felix Jones RB Knee Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Sean Lissemore DT Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Out
DeMarco Murray RB Foot Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Anthony Spencer LB Shoulder Full Participation in Practice Probable
DeMarcus Ware LB Illness Did Not Participate In Practice Probable

- This story originally appeared at Big Blue View

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Cowboys, Giants set to square off in Week 8

NFC East rivals meet for the second time in eight weeks, as the New York Giants head to Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys.

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Giants vs. Cowboys: Keys to victory for Giants

Here are three keys to Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys for the New York Giants.

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Giants road favorites in huge NFC East clash

The Giants hit the road looking to avenge their season-opening loss against the Cowboys.

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Ware says Cowboys defense won't change minus Lee

The Cowboys aren't worried about not having Sean Lee on defense.

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Five Giants miss practice, including center Baas

Five New York Giants did not participate in Wednesday's practice including new addition to the injury report, center David Baas.

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Victor Cruz deserves a new contract

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz deserves a new contract, but is trying not to worry about it.

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Antrel Rolle wants to get revenge on Cowboys

Antrel Rolle expressed the New York Giants desire to get revenge against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Giants slight faves vs. Dallas after line shifts

The point spread in the matchup between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys initially featured the Super Bowl Champions as two-point underdogs, but they're now either listed as even with their opponent or slightly favored.

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