Can Eli Manning be any more clutch? With his team trailing 34-22 with 5:15 to go, Eli orchestrated a four-play, 80 yard TD drive, capped with a touchdown throw to Jake Ballard. Romo had his chance to ice the game, barely missing Miles Austin on a seam route with 2:12 to go. That would have ended the game. This errant pass was another Tony Romo chokejob that Cowboy fans (and America) have grown accustomed to watching. After Romo failed to pick up the first down, Eli led another, quick strike, six-play, 56 yard TD drive ending in a Brandon Jacobs one-yard run.

However, Romo did put the Cowboys and kicker Dan Bailey in position to tie the game at 37. After the Giants iced Bailey on his first attempt, Jason Pierre-Paul used his entire extended 6’6″ frame to block Bailey’s field goal attempt. JPP made the play of the season. Other than his game winning play, JPP had two sacks (one safety) and six solo tackles. Anyone who watches this guy knows he’s an absolute freak and has mitigated the injury-riddled, disappointing season of Justin Tuck.

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As a website, we were split on JPP when the Giants drafted him, but he is a slam dunk All-Pro with his 13.5 sacks this season.

With the win, the Giants improve to 7-6 and slide into first place in the NFC East. For their final three games, they won’t have to leave the great state of New Jersey as they host the Redskins, Jets, and Cowboys. It should be an interesting finish, but tonight’s win saved the Giants season.