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A week ago, the Cowboys were a field goal away from taking a commanding two-game lead over the Giants in the NFC East, giving them an opportunity to clinch the division title with a win Sunday at Cowboys Stadium.

But that was before Dan Bailey missed a 49-yarder at the end of regulation in what would be an overtime loss to the Cardinals and certainly before the Cowboys blew a 12-point fourth-quarter lead in the final five minutes of a 37-34 loss to the Giants. Bailey's 47-yard attempt to put the game into overtime was blocked by Jason Pierre-Paul, enabling the Giants to get in the driver's seat for the... Recommended Stories