POSTED: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 5:35pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 6:14pm
Tough loss for the Cowboys on Sunday, and a tough Monday to face all the questions. Cowboys Running Back DeMarco Murray, a third round pick out of Oklahoma, was lost for the season after suffering a broken ankle against the Giants. Murray had rushed for 897 yards on 164 carries. Here's what the Cowboys and the Giants had to say about the 37-34 Giants Victory:
(S/ Tom Coughlin / Giants Head Coach :21)
"It gives us a win at a time when we really needed a win. The guys played very very hard. Last week was a very frustrating and difficult loss... and so to bounce back and get a win under those kind of conditions, to play the way we did tonight, I thought that was very, very important to us."
(S/ Eli Manning / Giants Quarterback :20)
"It's nothing new, I don't like being in this situation. It's becoming a habit, and a bad habit. But you know we find ways to overcome it. It's a fun way to win but I'd like to have a lead and hold on to one for once."
(S/ Jason Garrett / Cowboys Head Coach :12)
"The nature of our team has been we've played a lot of close games, and we've won probably half of them and we lost some other ones. And again, you have to look at the situation, see what happened, somehow process it and learn from it, and hopefully go forward."
(S/ Tony Romo / Cowboys Quarterback :13)
"You know, this is a tough loss, it was an important game and guys laid it on the line, it's tough not to just come out with a victory. We got to regroup and get ready to go, cause we got a big one now next week."
Next Saturday, Dallas will play at Tampa Bay, while on Sunday, the Giants will host Washington.
The New York Giants came from 12 points down to defeat Dallas Sunday night, 37-34. Jason Pierre-Paul had a huge night on defense, and also blocked Dan Bailey's potential game tying kick in the final seconds, as both New York and Dallas sit atop the NFC East with identical 7-6 records. New York will host Dallas in a season-ending rematch on New Year's Day.
The win snaps the Giants four-game losing streak.
"Good to get that winning feeling again," Manning said.
Manning was 27 of 47 for 400 yards and two touchdowns. Romo was 21-31 for 321 yards and four touchdowns.