Turnovers see Giants home

Four costly turnovers doomed the Dallas Cowboys as they fell to a 27-20 defeat against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Dwayne Harris' 100-yard kick-off return proved the difference between the sides as Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel was intercepted three times in a woeful second-half display.

Dallas controlled the clock with their rushing game for most of the night, although they had to come from behind after Orleans Darkwa ran for a 15-yard touchdown to give the Giants a 7-3 lead.

But the Giants were unable to cope with Darren McFadden who rushed for 152 yards on the night and scored on a one-yard touchdown run to as the Cowboys moved 13-7 in front.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's interception and 58-yard run back gave the Giants the lead again, only for Devin Street to haul in a 25-yard Cassel pass to level the scores.

But on the very next play, former Cowboy Harris ran the kick-off back from his own goal-line for the final score and improve the Giants record to 4-3.

The Cowboys got the ball back for a final drive with just over a minute left on the clock, but Cole Beasley fumbled a punt return, and the Giants recovered to bring an end to proceedings.

The only other late game saw the Oakland Raiders hold on for a surprise 37-29 win over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.

Oakland made the most of a series of errors from Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who threw two early picks that led to touchdowns for Latavius Murray and Clive Walford.

Derek Carr, who provided Walford with his touchdown, also linked up with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree for scores as Oakland built a 37-6 lead.

Rivers responded with a touchdown pass to Ladarius Green and then found a wide-open Danny Woodhead twice, but time was against the Chargers and they were unable to get the further score they needed.

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