EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning is taking the blame for two late blunders that led to the New York Giants' collapse against the Dallas Cowboys.
After losing track of Dallas' timeouts, Manning says - on his own - he told halfback Rashad Jennings not to score on two consecutive plays when the Giants had a first down at the Cowboys 4-yard line with 1:54 to play.
Manning believed Dallas had one timeout remaining when it had two.
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Jennings had runs of 2 and 1 yard to the Dallas 1 when Manning made his second mistake. He threw the ball away on third down. He admits he should have taken a sack and milked the clock.
Josh Brown's field goal gave the Giants a 26-20 lead with 1:34 left, but Tony Romo drove the Cowboys to a winning touchdown with seven seconds left.