IRVING, Texas (AP) _ The New York Giants have earned a trip to
Green Bay to play for the NFC Championship next Sunday.
The Giants kept Dallas out of the end zone in the second half of
a 21-17 upset over the Cowboys at Texas Stadium. The G-Men clinched
it when R.W. McQuarters intercepted Tony Romo in the end zone on
fourth-and-11 with 9 seconds left. Romo and the Cowboys were
blanked following the opening drive of the second half, which ended
with Nick Folk's 34-yard field goal that put Dallas ahead 17-14.
The Cowboys kept their 3-point lead until Brandon Jacobs scored
on a 1-yard run with 13:29 remaining. The touchdown sent the Giants
to their ninth straight road win since a season-opening loss at
Eli Manning completed 12 of his 18 passes for 163 yards,
including a pair of TD tosses to Amani Toomer. Toomer opened the
scoring with a 52-yard touchdown reception, and tied the game with
a 4-yard grab late in the first half.
Romo was under pressure through most of the second half. He
finished 18-of-36 for 201 yards, one touchdown and one
Marion Barber ran for 129 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys,
who had beaten the Giants twice during the regular season.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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