NOTES: Cowboys topple Giants

RB Felix Jones started at running back in place of Marion Barber for the first time this season.

Jones has been the team's feature back for the last four games but Barter continued to get the ceremonial starting nod.

—S Alan Ball registered his first career interception in the fourth quarter against the Giants.

—WR Dez Bryant had his first career 100-yard outing, finishing with 104 yards. The last Cowboys rookie to top 100 yards was Antonio Bryant, who finished with 170 at Washington (2002).

—RB Felix Jones had a 71-yard reception for a touchdown against the Giants, the longest catch of his career. It was the longest pass completion by a Cowboy since Patrick Crayton had an 80-yard touchdown catch at Tampa Bay in 2008. It was the longest reception by a Dallas running back since Chris Warren had a 76-yard touchdown catch at Washington in 2000.

—QB Jon Kitna passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns. It also marked his first three-touchdown performance since throwing three while with Detroit at Oakland in 2007.

—CB Bryan McCann intercepted his first career pass, one that he returned for a club-record 101 yards for his first career touchdown. McCann's 101-yard return tied Amos Marsh (101-yard kickoff return vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 14, 1962) and Ike Thomas (101-yard kickoff return vs. N.Y. Jets, Dec. 4, 1971) for the second-longest play in club history. The longest belongs to Alexander Wright (102-yard kickoff return vs. Atlanta, 12/22/91). McCann's return tied Thomas' for the longest play by a Dallas rookie.

With his 101-yard return, McCann became just the second rookie in the Super Bowl era with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown. The other was Detroit's Louis Delmas, who had a 101-yard return last season (Dec. 20, 2009).

—CB Mike Jenkins left the game in the second quarter with a neck injury. He will be re-evaluated on Monday.

—CB Terence Newman injured his ankle in the first quarter. He returned in the second but only played on passing downs for the rest of the game. Newman is also nursing a rib cartilage injury.

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