By FourFourSecondsFacts The Cowboys and Giants have met just twice this season, and only once has the Giants advanced past the NFC Championship Game.
In their first meeting in the NFC, it was an embarrassing defeat.
Bryant’s performance Sunday came as little surprise, given the Cowboys’ struggles to hold on to drives and keep drives alive.
Bryant was targeted five times and was sacked five times for 29 yards.
Bryant didn’t have the same success against the Giants, however, completing 16 of 32 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown.
Drew Brees was sacked nine times for 114 yards and two interceptions.
For the second straight week, the Cowboys had a chance to win with a score, but the Giants’ defense held them to only one drive.
Bryant and Romo both had touchdown passes.
Romo’s first touchdown pass came on a 20-yard pass to Sterling Shepard.
Romo threw another touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with 5:45 left in the fourth quarter to give the Cowboys a 17-13 lead.
The Cowboys offense scored a touchdown on their next possession, a 20 to 15 score on a 3-yard TD pass to Garrett Graham.
Romo was sacked twice for 14 yards.
On the Giants’, next possession was a 19-yard touchdown to Garrett Shepard, who ran for a touchdown and ran for another score in the final two minutes of the game.
After the game, Romo said he was pleased with how he played.
“I’m happy for the defense.
We played really well.
I’m just trying to find out what we can do better and better,” Romo said.
Romo said he’s been watching the game closely.
“It’s a tough game,” Romo told reporters after the game after completing a 16-yard scoring pass to Bryant on a third-and-10 play with 6:48 left in a 24-17 loss to the Cowboys.
“We’re just going to keep working and try to find ways to keep doing it.”
Brett Hundley had his best game as the Cowboys backup quarterback, completing 11 of 13 passes for 102 yards and three touchdowns.
The 49ers also had a solid showing against a Cowboys team that was outscored 42-8 in the first half and had only four offensive plays of 20 yards or more.
Hundly finished with a passer rating of 104.3.
San Francisco held Bryant to six completions for 33 yards and one interception.
Kirk Cousins threw for 210 yards and five touchdowns, but didn’t do much with the ball in his hands.
The Redskins offense didn’t generate much on the ground, but Cousins finished with 559 yards on 101 carries for 2,634 yards with nine touchdowns and one pick.
He had a season-high 461 rushing yards.