- Associated Press - Monday, October 29, 2012

The New York Giants sure feel at home at Cowboys Stadium.

They should: After their wild 29-24 victory Sunday at Jerry Jones’ palace outside Dallas, the Giants are 4-0 when they visit the billion-dollar building.

“Every time we come here, it’s a nail-biter in some way, shape or form,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “That’s the way it is in this division.”

The way it is right now is that the Super Bowl champions appear well on their way to running off with the NFC East. At 6-2 with four consecutive victories, they are far in front of Dallas (3-4), Philadelphia (3-4) and Washington (3-5).

New York needed some good fortune and big plays by the defense to take this win.

New York (6-2) led 23-0 just 2 minutes into the second quarter when defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown. That was the third pick thrown by Tony Romo, among six turnovers by Dallas _ three made by safety Stevie Brown.

They didn’t score again until Lawrence Tynes kicked his fourth of five field goals, from 43 yards with 10:20 left for a 26-24 lead. He added a 37-yarder after Brown recovered a fumble.

Yet the Cowboys looked like winners when a 37-yard pass from Romo was grabbed spectacularly by Dez Bryant with 10 seconds left. But when the play was reviewed, Bryant’s hand touched out of bounds before the rest of his body came down in-bounds.

“I’ll take the breaks, I’ll take the luck, whatever you want to call it,” defensive end Tuck said. “I’ll take it. We needed it.”

New York’s thrilling win wasn’t the only tight ending _ not even close. Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit also needed nearly all 60 minutes or even more to come through. The Bears edged Carolina 23-22, the Colts needed overtime to win at Tennessee 19-16, and the Lions rallied past Seattle 28-24.

Also Sunday, Atlanta remained the only unbeaten team, moving to 7-0 by winning at Philadelphia 30-17; New England routed St. Louis 45-7 at London; Green Bay beat Jacksonville 24-15; Denver routed the Saints 34-14; Pittsburgh defeated Washington 27-12; Miami romped past the New York Jets 30-9; Cleveland got by San Diego 7-6; and Oakland beat Kansas City 26-16.

On Thursday, Tampa Bay beat Minnesota 36-17.

The Monday night game has San Francisco (5-2) at Arizona (4-3).

Off this week were Houston (6-1), Baltimore (5-2), Buffalo (3-4) and Cincinnati (3-4).


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