Nov 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys strong safety Jeff Heath (38) picks up a fumble by New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) and returns it for a touchdown in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports
The Giants and Cowboys swapped punts for the first 4 drives of the game.
Romo was then intercepted by Rolle as he wrestled with Bryant from the slot and took the ball.
The next Giants drive ended abruptly when Cruz got a reception and was stripped. The ball popped into the air and was taken to the house by the Cowboys to make it 7-0.
Giants had a nice drive that at one point had them at 1st and goal from the 9. However, the drive stalled there and they had to settle for a 21 yard field goal, 7-3 Cowboys. (Cordle left the game, Boothe to center, Brewer to left guard.
Cowboys drove down the field with DeMarco Murray cutbacks and a screen and capped it off with a play action pass to Jason Witten up the seam for a TD. 14-3 Cowboys. (This was the first passing TD given up by the Giants since week 6 against Chicago, which was a loss.)
Jacobs had great runs on the ensuing drive, one of 37 yards to the Dallas 4 (Giants only 20+ yard run of the year). Drive stalled yet again, field goal, 14-6 Dallas.
From there, it was punts, and Eli had a chance for a hail mary at the end of the half but it was swatted away.
Giants have 108 yards on the ground.
What needs to happen:
Keep running the ball, and hold onto it. Got lucky with a Brown fumble called back by an illegal contact penalty. Giants are doing perfectly fine on defense except for that one drive. Hit Murray and do not over pursue.