Quick Take: Cowboys finish sweep of Giants

It was over when ...
Wide receiver Terrell Owens caught a 50-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give the Cowboys a two-score lead. Dallas' defense took over from there, keeping the Giants out of the end zone in the second half.

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Owens and QB Tony Romo share the offensive honors for the Cowboys. Romo hooked up with Owens on two of his four touchdown passes, and Owens accounted for 125 of Romo's 247 passing yards. Defensively, linebacker DeMarcus Ware gets the nod. He constantly pressured Giants quarterback Eli Manning and came away with 10 tackles and a sack.

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The Giants had the edge in most statistical categories and were not overwhelmingly deficient in any one area, but the Cowboys did a better job of taking advantage of their opportunities and scoring touchdowns, not field goals.

In the Eli Manning era, the Giants are just 8-17 in Week 10 and beyond. ... With their sweep of New York, Dallas now effectively has a three-game lead in the NFC East. It is two games ahead of the Giants in the standings but owns the head-to-head tiebreaker. ... After catching three touchdown passes in the first game between these teams, Plaxico Burress was held in check this time around, recording only four catches for 24 yards and no touchdowns.

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