After starting the season 0-6, the New York Giants came roaring back, winning their next four games to set up an incredibly important NFC East battle against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12. A win would have brought the Giants' record to 5-6 and given them a legitimate shot to runaway with the division, while the Cowboys were looking to keep pace with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Unfortunately for the Giants, despite their big talk and guarantees in the week leading up to the game, they would ultimately find themselves on the losing end of a 24-21 contest. It was a back-breaking loss that still haunts players, coaches and team owners.
"That kind of ended our season," co-owner John Mara said earlier this week.
The Cowboys would later be eliminated from playoff contention themselves, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17. It would mark the third consecutive year in which the Cowboys lost the division title to a direct rival in the final week of the season (Giants in 2011, Washington Redskins in 2012).
The Giants-Cowboys Week 12 game would be the only Giants' game to crack the top 10 in most-watched NFL games this season, with the Oakland Raiders-Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game leading the way with 31.7 million viewers.
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