The Cowboys’ 2016 season began with a loss to the Giants. Twelve weeks later, Dallas, on an 11-game winning streak, headed to MetLife Stadium as the NFL’s best team to wrap up their regular-season series with the Giants.
The last four months — not to mention New York’s no-show performance last week — suggested the Cowboys would cruise to win No. 12. Except that the Giants’ defense dominated for most of the evening, and Rookie of the Year favorite Dak Prescott looked more like just a rookie. He struggled from start to finish, and while his counterpart, Eli Manning, wasn’t any better, Manning was the beneficiary of that aforementioned defense.
When it was over, the Giants had won, 10-7.
The good news for the Cowboys: They’re now 11-2, still the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and remain very much the favorites to win homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. The bigger news is that the left-for-dead Giants are now 9-4 and remain the No. 5 seed in the NFC.
SOURCE: Ryan Wilson