Romo Vaults Cowboys Over Giants

Injuries, Owens plague New York, Manning
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2007 6:37 AM CDT
Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber (24) is hit by New York Giants cornerback Sam Madison (29) after he crosses the goal line after an 18-yard run in the 2nd quarter of their NFL football game,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Four touchdowns and 312 yards from Eli Manning wasn't enough for the New York Giants last night, as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo burned up the field with four TD passes, one TD run, and an average of 23 yards per completion. Terrell Owens kicked into gear in the second half after a quiet start, finishing with two touchdowns.

The Giants trailed by just one point at halftime, and were down 38-35 in the fourth quarter when Manning left with a shoulder injury. Earlier in the game, the Giants lost Osi Umenyiora and Brandon Jacobs to knee injuries, which brought fractious former holdout Michael Strahan in to finish the game.