By CBSDFW.com Staff

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The NFL-East leading Dallas Cowboys inched closer to their first playoff berth since 2018, riding their defense to a 21-6 win over the error-plagued New York Giants.

Dallas Cowboys safety Malik Hooker celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass against the New York Giants. (Credit: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence forced a fumble and made two other big plays that led to touchdowns.

Dak Prescott threw for a touchdown, Ezekiel Elliott scored on a 13-yard run and the defense forced four turnovers, including Trevon Diggs’ NFL-leading 10th interception.

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The Cowboys (10-4) won their third straight.

Greg Zuerlein added three field goals. Graham Gano kicked field goals of 35 and 42 yards as the Giants (4-10) lost their third straight.

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CBSDFW.com Staff