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- Updated: November 24, 2013
East Rutherford, NJ— Tony Romo orchestrated a game winning drive in the fourth quarter to keep the Cowboys hopes alive in late-November. Yes you read that sentence right. As much as Romo gets criticized the numbers state he is a very clutch quarterback. He leads the league with 11 game winning drives in 4th quarter/Overtime dating back to 2011. Matthew Stafford and Andrew Luck are right on his heels with 10.
“That’s really when you separate yourself as a quarterback, as an offensive team, as a team in general,” said Jason Garret after the 24-21 win.
Garrett is hoping that is exactly the spark that Romo and the Cowboys needed as they move to 6-5 and in control of the weak NFC East.
Romo finished the evening 23/38 for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns. His counterpart Eli Manning ended the night 16/30 for 174 yards and 2 scores in a losing effort as the Giants fall to 4-7.
Eli Manning tied the game up with 4:45 at 21 after a 4 yard touchdown pass to Louis Murphy.
With the pressure on Romo put together a time consuming drive setting up Dan Bailey for the 35 yard game winner as time expired.
Demarco Murray led the ground game for the Cowboys with 14 carries for 86 yards. Andre Brown posted a solid stat line for the Giants with 21 carries for 127 yards.
Dez Bryant reached over the century mark with 9 catches for 102 yards to lead the way.
Giants get a week to prepare for their prime time matchup against Robert Griffin III and the Washing Redskins on next week’s Sunday Night Football contest on the road.
Cowboys get a short break before they welcome the Oakland Raiders in one of this year’s Thanksgiving Showdown.
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