New York Giants defeat Dallas Cowboys, 41-35

ARLINGTON - It ticked off the Dallas Cowboys and, apparently, much of Texas - just not enough for anyone to actually wash it off.

More than a year after Eli Manning signed the wall inside the visiting locker room at new Cowboys Stadium, his signature was still there when the Giants returned to beat the Cowboys, 41-35, Monday night. So, too, was the inscription he put under his name: "'33-31' First win in the new stadium."

When Manning signed the wall after the stadiu...

ARLINGTON - The Giants not only buried the Dallas Cowboys Monday night, they made sure there's no way they're going to get up.

After giving the Cowboys an early and much-needed spark of life, the Giants rallied for an avalanche of 31 straight points to put away their division rivals, 41-35. On top of that, they knocked Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo out, possibly for the season, with a broken left clavicle late in the first half.

Only two garbage-time touchdowns from ...

ARLINGTON - New York is not only a football town once again after the Yankees were eliminated across the street from Jerry Jones' palace a couple of nights ago, but it is a two-team football town.

The baseball season is over, and the Jets had the weekend off, so the Giants had the stage to themselves Monday night and made a strong statement with their wild 41-35 victory over Dallas: They could be the team that emerges in what is a down year in the NFC.

At the very le...