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Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants reacts after a sack in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Giants 31, Cowboys 14

The Giants defeated the Cowboys, 31-14, in the season finale to clinch a playoff berth over their NFC East rivals.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01: Head coach
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Coughlin New York Giants hugs Kenny Phillips #21 after defeating the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Fans celebrate after the New York Giants defeated
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Fans celebrate after the New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Ahmad Bradshaw of the New York Giants celebrates
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Ahmad Bradshaw of the New York Giants celebrates as he runs off of the field after defeating the Dallas Cowboys. (Jan. 1, 2012)

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Fans celebrate after the New York Giants defeated
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Fans celebrate after the New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys and Eli
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Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys and Eli Manning of the New York Giants greet each other after their game at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys walks off
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Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys walks off of the field after losing against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

New York Giants wide receiver Devin Thomas celebrates
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New York Giants wide receiver Devin Thomas celebrates the Giants' win over the Dallas Cowboys. (Jan. 1, 2012)

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, left,
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New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, left, is congratulated by Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. (Jan. 1, 2012)

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Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan walks off
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Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan walks off the field following their game against the New York Giants. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Laurent Robinson of the Dallas Cowboys carries the
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Laurent Robinson of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown past Aaron Ross of the New York Giants. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan of the Dallas Cowboys
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Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan of the Dallas Cowboys looks on late in the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Eli Manning of the New York Giants and
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Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys meet after their game at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Victor Cruz outruns Terence Newman for a first
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Victor Cruz outruns Terence Newman for a first quarter touchdown. (Jan. 1, 2012)

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Kenny Phillips of the New York Giants celebrates
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Kenny Phillips of the New York Giants celebrates as he runs off of the field after defeating the Dallas Cowboys. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Kenny Phillips of the New York Giants celebrates
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Kenny Phillips of the New York Giants celebrates as he runs off of the field after defeating the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Tom Coughlin New York Giants hugs Kenny Phillips
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Tom Coughlin New York Giants hugs Kenny Phillips after defeating the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Eli Manning pumps his fist as he runs
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Eli Manning pumps his fist as he runs to the locker room after defeating the Cowboys, 31-14. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys is pressured
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Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys is pressured by Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants. (Jan. 1, 2012)

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Eli Manning of the New York Giants looks
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Eli Manning of the New York Giants looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys passes against
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Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys passes against Chris Canty of the New York Giants. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Henry Hynoski of the New York Giants lunges
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Henry Hynoski of the New York Giants lunges for extra yardage. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Fireworks go off prior to the game
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Fireworks go off prior to the game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Eli Manning of the New York Giants gets
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Eli Manning of the New York Giants gets ready for the snap against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Jan. 1, 2012)

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Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants reacts
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Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants reacts after a sack in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Eli Manning of the New York Giants looks
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Eli Manning of the New York Giants looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys. (Jan. 1, 2012)

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz throws
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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz throws the ball the air after scoring on a 74-yard touchdown during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant jumps on
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant jumps on a loose ball after dropping a punt return against the New York Giants. (Jan. 1, 2012)

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sacks
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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during the first half of Sunday night's game. (Jan. 1, 2012)

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Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan waits for
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Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan waits for the start of the game against the New York Giants. (Jan. 1, 2012)

Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys looks upfield
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Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys looks upfield against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Jan. 1, 2012)

A New York Giants' fan wears 2012 glasses
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A New York Giants' fan wears 2012 glasses while watching the game between the Cowboys and the Giants. (Jan. 1, 2012)

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