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It went down to the final second, but the Giants somehow hung on for a 29-24 victory after leading this game 23-0.

The defense collectively had a rough day, as they allowed Tony Romo to make big plays all over the field, throwing for 437 yards. Three Dallas receivers ? Miles Austin, Jason Witten and Dez Bryant ? each had over 100 yards receiving on the day.

But Stevie Brown?s effort helped the Giants preserve the victory. Brown picked off two passes and recovered a fumble. He?s now second in the NFL in interceptions with five.

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1. Tony Romo

The Cowboys' offensive line has been criticized this year, but Tony Romo has only been sacked 7 times, third least in the NFL. ?Much of the reason for this is Romo's elusiveness. ?Opposing defensive lines have done a good job getting pressure, but Romo has been able to avoid the sack due to his mobility. ?However, under pressure, Romo has been known to make the occasional poor decision. ?The Giants defensive line has been piling up the sacks recently, but they do not need to wrap up the quarterback to be effective. ?The Giants need to continually pressure Romo and force him into throwing picks. ?In the Cowboys' last three losses, Romo has seven interceptions; in their one win, he did not turn over the ball.

2. DeMarcus Ware

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