Bill Kostroun

Giants put Cowboy celebrations on ice and end 11-game winning run

Odell Beckham Jr ran in a brilliant winning touchdown.

THE NEW YORK Giants rallied to edge the Cowboys 10-7 in a defensive battle last night, snapping Dallas’ 11-game winning streak and giving the Giants’ play-off hopes a boost.

Not only did the Giants sweep the season series by handing the Cowboys just their second loss of the campaign but they also prevented Dallas from clinching the NFC West.

“At some point you got to wake up,” said Giants receiver Odell Beckham. “We all knew what was on the line. We just weren’t doing enough in the first half but the defence is really what held us together.”

Beckham said the Cowboys had a celebration all planned with commemorative hats and shirts to put on if they clinched the division title on Sunday night at the Giants MetLife Stadium.

“The coach talked about it all week. Them having their box of goods, the hats the shirts and he said it is not going to happen on this field. Sure enough it didn’t happen. We came out and did what we had to do,” Beckham said.

The win follows a 20-19 New York win in September as the Giants swept the Cowboys for the first time in five years.

The Giants overcame a 7-0 halftime deficit by scoring 10 unanswered points in the second half.

The Cowboys were sloppy with their ball handling as receiver Dez Bryant fumbled on his first catch of the game which came in the fourth quarter. Moments later, Giants’ Leon Hall intercepted a pass intended for Bryant and the Giants were up and running.

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