Fifty-eight yards stood between then and their season essentially being over.
Then Eli Manning did what he's become known for, even if he doesn't get credit for it: He was clutch in the end.
Manning drove the Giants 58 yards to the game-winning touchdown, that coming on a 1-yard run by Brandon Jacobs in the final minute and then Giants held on with a blocked field goal with 1 second left from 47 yards out to beat the Cowboys 37-34.
The victory gives the Giants a 7-6 record and puts them ahead of the Cowboys in the NFC East, based on them having the same record but the Giants winning Sunday night.
The two teams meet again in the final week of the season, but, for now, it's the Giants on top of the NFC East.