Turnovers, which killed the Giants in their first meeting with Dallas, have reared their ugly head again. Victor Cruz was stripped of the ball by Dallas DB Orlando Scandrick. The ball was scooped up by Jeff Heath an taken to the house for a 7-0 Dallas lead.
A 10-play, 74-yard drive that stalled on the Dallas 3. Josh Brown hit a 21-yard FG to narrow the score to 7-3.
On the ensuing possession, Dallas went on a five-play, 80 yard drive that ended in a 20-yard TD pass from Tony Romo to Jason Witten, the first passing TD the Giants have allowed since the second quarter of the Bears game. 14-3 Dallas.
On the Giants' next possession, RB Andre Brown lost a fumble on the Giants' 29 was negated by an illegal contact penalty on Dallas DB Brandon Carr. A few plays later, Brandon Jacobs then broke off a 37 yard run to the Dallas 4. But the Giants could not seal the deal, settling for a Josh Brown 23-yd FG. 14-6 Dallas
C Jim Cordle went to locker room in the 2nd Qtr with a knee injury. He was replaced by Kevin Boothe, who shifted over from LG. James Brewer took over Boothe's spot on the line.