Odell Beckham, Jr. is good. The Dallas Cowboys are better. And the Eagles and the Cowboys will battle for the NFC East lead on Thanksgiving as both teams sport 8-3 records following Dallas' 31-28 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had all night in the pocket as he found wide receiver Dez Bryant in the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown with 1:01 left to fend off a valiant effort by the Giants. Romo was a perfect 6 of 6 for 66 yards on the game-winning drive which lasted just 1:59.
Bryant had seven catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns - both in the second half. Romo threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns against no interceptions for a 143.4 passer rating. Running back DeMarco Murray, the league's leading rusher, gained 121 yards to crack the 100-yard mark for the 10th time in 11 games.
The Giants surged to a 21-10 lead at halftime behind Beckham, the rookie first-round pick, whose brilliant performance featured a spectacular one-handed touchdown catch that was reminiscent of Jason Avant's grab against Tampa Bay in 2012. Beckham had two touchdown grabs to spark the Giants' offense and finished with 10 catches for 146 yards and the two scores.
However, the Giants' offense sputtered in the second half as New York punted the ball away twice and quarterback Eli Manning threw a red zone interception in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Dallas' offense came to life as Tony Romo threw a pair of touchdown passes - one to wide receiver Cole Beasley and another to Bryant - to give the Cowboys a 24-21 lead heading into the final quarter.
The Giants regained the lead as Manning threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Adrien Robinson with 3:00 remaining to cap off a 13-play, 93-yard drive. But Romo, behind a dominant offensive line, rallied the Cowboys for his 27th career come-from-behind win.
With the loss, the Giants are now 3-8 on the season.