Back in Dallas, Jason Garrett's sigh of relief could be heard all the way back in Dallas. In his first game as Dallas Cowboys head coach, Garrett led the Cowboys to their second victory of the season.
More importantly, the game was not just against any old competition. This was a game against their biggest rival the New York Giants. The 6-2 Giants were leading the NFC East. They had embarrassed the Cowboys in Dallas and sent Tony Romo to the sidelines for at least two months.
This was a statement by the Dallas Cowboys.
The playoffs may be out of reach down in Dallas, but the Cowboys are not giving up on the season. There was intensity demonstrated by the Cowboys players that just wasn't seen earlier this season under Wade Phillips.
Here is the Dallas Cowboys report card for Week 10 against the New York Giants: