Giants TOed by Dallas, Again

Romo slings four scores to halt New York's hot streak, 31-20
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Nov 11, 2007 7:41 PM CST
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) watches as wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) running back Julius Jones (21) celebrate Owens' second touchdown of the game, in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys'...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dallas took convincing control over the NFC East by thumping New York, their closest division rivals. The Giants had a six-game winning streak, but they could not overcome another stellar game from Tony Romo—four touchdowns, including two long lobs to Terrell Owens—plus costly penalties that eliminated a touchdown run and a long kickoff return.

The Cowboys could have put the game away earlier were it not for a barrage of early penalties. Jeremy Shockey shined in the loss, grabbing 12 passes for 129 yards and an early score; Eli Manning threw two picks, one when his arm was hit as he threw, one on the final play of the game. Dallas swept the series, which began with a wild 45-35 season opener, given them what is in effect a three-game division lead.