1:00 PM ET, November 4, 2001
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- All Morten Andersen wanted in his 300th game was a chance to do what he's done for 20 NFL seasons -- win a game.
Giants safety Sam Garnes (20) and cornerback Will Allen celebrate Jason Sehorn's interception.
If the Giants lost this game, they were done. They looked dead in the first half -- even like they wanted to be done -- but they showed some character to come back after being down 24-7 at halftime.
As the second half unfolded, the Giants gained confidence and momentum, with Kerry Collins making some plays (two second-half touchdown passes after throwing an interception for a Dallas touchdown in the first half).
This comeback win could be a springboard for New York for the rest of the season. It was a make-or-break game, and now the Giants have a chance to put a streak together.
ESPN.com's Vinny Cerrato was director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Michael Strahan had 1 1/2 sacks and now has 14 sacks in his last six games, an NFL record. His best season was in 1998 when he had 15. The NFL record is 22 by Mark Gastineau in 1984. ... The only other players to appear in 300 NFL are games are Hall of Famer George Blanda and Gary Anderson of the Vikings. ... Coakley and Galloway are tied for the team lead in TDs apiece for the Cowboys. ... Giants punter Rodney Williams broke his right wrist in the second half. ... Giants DE Frank Ferrara recorded his first sack in his first game.