The Dallas Cowboys let a two-touchdown lead slip away against the resurgent New York Giants. With the game and the season on the line, the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant stepped up to help the Cowboys steal a win.
After gifting a bunch PlayStation 4s for a group of Wal-Mart shoppers, Bryant nearly gave the Giants a huge gift in the fourth quarter after he fumbled deep in Giants territory. After the fumble, Bryant was spotted on the sideline sulking on the bench with both of his hands resting on his head. Unlike in the past, however, Bryant fought through his mistake to be one of the key parts of the Cowboys’ game-winning drive at the end of the game.
After getting the ball at their 20-yard line, Tony Romo and the Cowboys drove it right down the throats of the Giants, milking the last 4:45 off of the clock. Bryant had three key catches on the drive, including one controversial one that had to go to the booth for a review. Bryant routinely torched the Giants’ decimated secondary on the last drive, beating cover man Antrelle Rolle several times on the game-winning drive.
Bryant struggled at times during the game versus the Giants, but when the lights were the brightest, Dez proved that despite his occasional outbursts, he is a big-game receiver. He finished the game with nine catches for 102 yards and one touchdown. In a game that nearly saw the Cowboys fall apart yet again, Romo and Bryant showed that they can win when the pressure is really on and when the Cowboys need them the most.
With the defense still struggling to get stops, Bryant and the Cowboys proved that they can get it done if given a chance.