Giants win wild game over Dallas after blowing 23-point early lead
Eli Manning stood on the New York Giants' sideline in disbelief when it looked as if the Dallas Cowboys had scored a go-ahead touchdown...
ARLINGTON, Texas — Eli Manning stood on the New York Giants' sideline in disbelief when it looked as if the Dallas Cowboys had scored a go-ahead touchdown with 10 seconds left.
What was encouraging is what he didn't see: a replay on the giant videoboard that hangs above the field at Cowboys Stadium, where the Giants still have never lost following a wild 29-24 victory Sunday.
Officials reviewed and overturned Dez Bryant's apparent 37-yard touchdown catch, ruling his hand hit out of bounds, and the Cowboys couldn't get into the end zone after the overturned reception.
"I couldn't quite believe they were able to hit a touchdown in that situation. I kind of kept looking for the replay," Manning said. "You know the game was not going to be over until that clock hit zero."
This was the 20th time in Manning's career that the Giants rallied in the fourth quarter to win. And this comeback came after New York blew an early 23-0 lead.
"It speaks about our resiliency. We know how to win these games," receiver Victor Cruz said. "We've been in a bunch of them."
The Giants are 4-0 in Arlington since Jerry Jones' football palace opened in 2009 with a New York victory.
Eagles reach season low
PHILADELPHIA — The boos started as early as the first quarter, and there were not many Eagles fans remaining by the fourth quarter. The end of coach Andy Reid's tenure never seemed closer than it did when the Eagles' season hit its lowest note yet in a 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.
"That was an embarrassing performance," Reid said.
His statement would resonate more if it were the first time he said it, but he expressed a similar sentiment after the last loss. The Eagles are 3-4 after dropping three consecutive games, and they appear to be regressing. Multiple players in the locker room echoed Reid's label of "embarrassing," but saying it is not the same as fixing it.
"I don't think we showed enough pride today," running back LeSean McCoy said. "I don't think we showed enough heart."
It was the first loss after a bye week in Reid's 14 years as coach. This may have been his final time coaching the Eagles after a bye week, too, because Reid's job is in peril if the season continues on this course.
Quarterback Michael Vick's job might be in more immediate danger, and Vick even acknowledged after the game that Reid is "thinking about making a change at the quarterback position" to rookie Nick Foles.
• The New England Patriots amassed 473 total yards in a 45-7 victory over St. Louis in the NFL's game in London. The Patriots have posted at least 350 total yards in 17 consecutive games, surpassing the Rams (1999-2000) for the longest such streak in NFL history.