The New York Giants survived and are alive — for a few hours — in hopes of winning the NFC East.
Big Blue jumped to a double-digit lead and needed a late pick by Xavier McKinney in the end zone to spoil a Dallas Cowboys drive in the Giants’ 23-19 victory on Sunday at MetLife.
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— NFL (@NFL) January 3, 2021
It was not without controversy.
Giants running back Wayne Gallman somehow fumbled the ball in the final minute after running for what appeared to be a game-sealing first down.
Officials ruled the Giants recovered, another official ruled the Cowboys recovered.
Chaos ensued and it was not settled until a review called it Giant ball after the referee said it was Blue ball.
Earlier in the quarter, the Giants kicked a 50-yard field goal following a Dante Pettis catch that appeared to challengeable by Dallas.
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Mike McCarthy did not throw the flag and Gano kicked the field goal.
This result is not going to make Jerry Jones happy on many levels.