The New York Giants eliminate the Dallas Cowboys from possible playoff spot

Barry Werner
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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.

The 6-10 Giants remain alive and would win the NFC East if the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Washington Football Team Sunday night.

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.

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.