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Cowboys season ends with loss to Giants

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton walks off the field after their NFL football game...
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton walks off the field after their NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 27. 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)(Ron Jenkins | AP)
Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 10:43 PM CST
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Rookie Xavier McKinney intercepted Andy Dalton in the end zone with 1:15 remaining, lifting the New York Giants to the brink of an unprecedented, six-win playoff berth with a 23-19 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

New York’s postseason hopes hinged on Philadelphia beating Washington on Sunday night, but the Eagles lost 20-14. The Giants would have been the first team to qualify for the playoffs with six victories in a 16-game regular season and the first to do so after starting 1-7.

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