Despite tying a club high mark for turnovers in head coach Tom Coughlin's regime, the Giants weren't ever really out of the game as Dallas only managed to score three points off the first three Giants turnovers, two interceptions and the first of two fumbles by running back David Wilson.
The Giants, who never led in the game, were only down by a field goal at halftime as they held the ball for just eight minutes, 29 seconds to the Cowboys' 21:31.
In the third quarter, Dallas began to pull away, scoring 17 unanswered points, including a touchdown that came on Wilson's second and final fumble of the game that was recovered by defensive back Barry Church and returned 27 yards for the first of three consecutive Dallas scores.
Despite the sloppiness of their offense, the Giants had a chance in the fourth quarter of the game to make something happen. Down 30-24 after quarterback Eli Manning connected with receiver Victor Cruz on one of his three touchdown receptions of the evening, the quarterback then looked as though he was about to lead his team to another late-game comeback with 2:41 left in the game.
However, following the two-minute warning, his pass intended for running back Da'Rel Scott, who replaced the benched Wilson, was tipped by the runner and intercepted by cornerback Brandon Carr, who returned it 49 yards for the touchdown that put the game out of reach.
Manning and company did manage to record one more touchdown on his four-yard toss to tight end Brandon Myers with 16 seconds left in the game, but the Giants failed to recover the ensuing onside kick, which allowed Dallas to simply run out the game clock and seal the win.