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Eight lead changes most in NFL since 2002

Back and forth

If it seemed as if momentum kept changing in Sunday night's game, that's because it was. There were eight lead changes, the most in an NFL regular-season or postseason game since Buffalo and Minnesota swapped the lead nine times in 2002. Since the 1970 merger, only five NFL games have had as many as eight lead changes.

Same ball? It is now

Lawrence Tynes got himself two souvenirs in one. Tynes scored the first points in Cowboys Stadium history as well as (for a week anyway) the last. He ran up and grabbed the ball from the winning field goal after the game. Was it the same one used in the first quarter? Impossible to tell. But there's at least a chance because they rotate special kicking balls in and out of the game, and there are only a handful of them. "I'm not sure if that's the one . . . " Tynes said, "but I can tell people it is."

Boley has nice debut

Michael Boley wasn't exactly a force, but he did lead the team with seven tackles and contained a dangerous Cowboys weapon in his Giants debut at linebacker Sunday night. "It was good for him to be in there, I thought he did well," Tom Coughlin said of the free agent who missed all of the preseason and the season opener recovering from hip surgery and serving a one-game suspension. TE Jason Witten, who averaged almost 50 receiving yards in his previous 13 games against the Giants, was held to 33 on five receptions, mostly because of Boley.

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