- Created on Monday, 15 November 2010 04:08
- Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:51
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Jon Kitna passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns and the Cowboys looked revitalized with Garrett running the team in a 33-20 victory that served as a reality check for the New York Giants on Sunday.
Manning answered with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Mario Manningham to cap an eight-play, 58-yard drive that was delayed eight minutes by the second outage, one that took out every light in the stadium.
Kitna, who was 13 of 22 with one interception, had everything working. He had TD passes of 13 yards to rookie Dez Bryant, 71 to halfback Felix Jones and 24 to Miles Austin in the Cowboys' first action since Wade Phillips was fired on Monday.
"The timing is more important than what it means specifically to the future," Jones said. "It's a good time to have a good feeling, we needed it. The players needed it and our fans needed it most of all. But it's just that, a feel good. We have to get a lot of things worked out."
Jones said the performance would be only one game used to evaluate Garrett as coach.
The Cowboys made one big play after another. The bottom line though was Dallas finally looked like a talented team that many expected to be playing at home in the Super Bowl in February.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took notice and gave the game ball to Garrett and the Cowboys (2-7) snapped a five-game losing streak and ended a five-game winning streak for the Giants (6-3).
Congratulations to the Cowboys from MVPTexas.com.