EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – – The New York Giants won and then waited – hoping for a big win from a bitter rival

Far from 500 but still hopeful, the Giants faced an unprecedented playoff spot with six wins with a 23:19 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and locked it up as rookie Xavier McKinney Andy Dalton intercepted in the end zone with 1: 15 left

New York’s postseason odds depend on the Philadelphia Eagles, who play against Washington on Sunday night, Washington would claim NFC East in a win or a draw, otherwise the Giants will make it for the first time since 2011, and Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Line up Buccaneers in a wildcard round game next week

“I won’t get caught dead in an Eagles hat,” said recipient Sterling Shepard, the only player left from New York’s last playoff appearance in 2016 “But I’ll put down roots for them”

The Giants (6-10) would be the first team to qualify for the playoffs with six wins in a 16-game regular season, and the first to do so after starting 1-7, barely like Trainer Joe Judge had planned it in the first year, but there were no complaints about adding at least a couple of hours to the season

“I’m going back to the office now and looking at Tampa,” said the judge

Dallas (6-10) almost tore that satisfaction away Dalton rallied the cowboys with a bloody left hand after being attacked as a defender by Leonard Williams in the third quarter, and had Dallas on his doorstep as Williams got closer again came

Dalton crawled around in a broken game, avoiding being fired by Williams for the fourth time, but floating one in the middle of the end zone McKinney caught it easily, his first career interception

Jones was efficient and surprisingly mobile after slumped in a three game loss with injuries to his left ankle and right Achilles tendon.He was 17 of 25 and passed for 229 yards and two touchdowns, making Dallas’ seven- Game winning streak in rivalry ended

Dalton was 29 out of 47 for 243 yards and had a cut on his hand after the game. He was sacked six times, and the Cowboys ended a winning streak in three games they won in week despite the injury to star quarterback Dak Prescott 5 almost drove into the playoffs

“It was obviously a year with many ups and downs,” said coach Mike McCarthy in the first year, “trials and tribulations In a way, this game is a microcosm of our season”

Dalton and the Dallas Offensive were only 34 yards in the middle of the second quarter but started moving the ball just before half time.They drove 56 yards in the third quarter to set up Ezekiel Elliott’s 1-yard TD run , and Dalton overcame the hand injury on the next drive to score Greg Zuerlein’s 36-yard field goal, which cut New York’s lead to 20-19

Graham Gano scored a 50-yard field goal for the Giants on next possession. Gano overtook Josh Brown for the franchise record when he was 30 Field goal in a row

Limited to 26 points in the last three games, the Giants offensive broke in 31st place with 239 yards and 20 points in the first half from Jones had TD passes of 10 yards to Shepard and 33 yards to Dante Pettis

Shepard also scored his first career as a TD, a 23-yard reverse on the game’s inaugural drive. After dragging his way into training this week through an injury, he finished the race with eight catches for 112 yards

Dalton and the offensive in Dallas were a mess early on but were positioned for two field goals by Zuerlein in the second quarter, including a 57-yarder in the final game of half

Wayne Gallman Jr from New York appeared to be fumbling after being first to win a game in the last minute, but officials decided he was down before the ball came off the verdict was reiterated

Elliott won 42 yards on 14 carriers and finished the season with 979 yards, just under 1000 for the second time in his five NFL seasons Elliott has dealt with hamstring problems this season, and he said he put on a quad in training this week as well

“We’re upset that we didn’t do what we needed to put ourselves in a situation we could get into,” he said. “Angry with the outcome of this game,”

Cowboys: Dallas forced two sales and had 12 takeaways in the last four games It had 11 in the first 12 games Zuerlein scored four field goals and has 34 for the season, joining Richie Cunningham’s 1997 franchise record

Giants: Williams had seven tackles, three sacks and hit the quarterback five times. He finished the season with 11 1/2 sacks. Shepard had two touchdowns all season before Sunday

Cowboys: WR Noah Brown was disqualified at halftime with a back injury. TE Blake Bell walked a stinger in the third quarter and was likely to return

Giants: LB Blake Martinez left the game shortly after injuring his left ankle or foot in the third quarter

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