EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Dak Prescott threw three landing passes and the determined Dallas Cowboys beat New York 30-10 Sunday to spoil Steve Spagnuolo’s debut as interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants’ beginning lineup.
Prescott threw a go-ahead 20-yard rating to tight finish Jason Witten with 7:38 to play to interrupt a 10-all tie.
Rod Smith scored on an 81-yard move play with four:08 to play and he added a 15-yard scoring run a little bit greater than a minute later after an interception by linebacker Sean Lee.
Prescott, who was 20 of 30 for 332 yards additionally threw a 50-yard scoring move to Dez Bryant because the Cowboys (7-6) stayed within the playoff hunt with three video games left within the common season. Dan Bailey added a 21-yard discipline purpose because the Cowboys completed with 454 yards.
New York fell to 2-11.
Manning, who obtained a standing ovation taking the sector, threw a 1-yard TD move to Rhett Ellison late within the second quarter that gave New York a quick 10-Three lead. Aldrick Rosas had a 39-yard discipline purpose. Manning completed 31 of 46 for 228 yards with a landing and two late interceptions.
The sport capped a busy week for the Giants that began Monday with the firing of second-year coach Ben McAdoo and normal supervisor Jerry Reese and noticed Spagnuolo promoted from defensive coordinator to interim coach. He coached the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11.
The strikes got here with the Giants spiraling uncontrolled in a season the place a lot was anticipated following their first playoff look since 2011. Followers have been additionally upset with the benching of Manning days earlier in a loss to Oakland, a call that ended the two-time Tremendous Bowl MVP’s streak of 210 consecutive begins.
This sport was shut till the ultimate minutes. Dallas broke issues open with a 54-yard catch and run by Cole Beasley on a third-and-2 from the Dallas 26. Beasley broke a deal with by Landon Collins and Collins damage his ankle finally making the deal with.
With the Giants security off the sector, Prescott discovered Witten, a longtime Giants’ nemesis, on their lonesome on the subsequent play.
Smith took one other quick move on an extended TD catch and run after which he nearly walked into the tip zone.
Bailey, who often by no means misses a discipline purpose towards the Giants, had a 53-yarder hit the best upright within the second quarter and he was vast proper from 50 within the third.
The primary half ended 10-all with each groups having lengthy opening drives that resulted in discipline targets after which getting late touchdowns passes.
Manning discovered Ellison from a yard out to cap a 68-yard drive and Prescott drove the Cowboys 75 yards in 4 performs with Bryant breaking a deal with and scoring from 50.
Cowboy: at Oakland on Sunday evening.
Giants: host Philadelphia on Sunday.
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