Dynamic Wilson leads Giants victory charge
The Cowboys won for the fourth consecutive time with Dan Bailey booting a 40-yard field goal on the final play of the game after the Cowboys had trailed by nine points at the end of the third quarter.
Dallas head coach Jason Garrett said his players were still in a state of shock after hearing about the death of their team-mate.
“I keep using the word ‘numb’, but that’s how we all feel,” he said.
The Atlanta Falcons suffered a shock 30-20 loss, only their second of the season, to the struggling Carolina Panthers, while the Indianapolis Colts inched closer to booking a spot in the postseason with a 27-23 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
The Falcons, already assured of their place in the play-offs, trailed 23-0 early in the third quarter against the Panthers, whose second year quarterback, Cam Newton, ran 116 yards and passed for 287.
Atlanta replied with three touchdowns but it was all too late to prevent the Panthers from recording another upset.
The Colts, once again marshaled by rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, came back from a 13-point deficit to beat the Titans, securing the win with two late field goals from Adam Vinatieri.
The Green Bay Packers were rocked by two early Detroit touchdowns but fought back to record their customary victory over the Lions at a snowy Lambeau Field.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers rallied the Packers to a 27-20 win over the visiting Lions, who slipped to their fifth straight defeat and have not tasted victory at Green Bay since 1991.
The win lifted the 9-4 Packers into a one-game lead over Chicago in the NFC North after the Bears had earlier lost 21-14 to the Minnesota Vikings.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, despite having Ben Roethlisberger back in action, were beaten 34-24 at home by the San Diego Chargers, harming their chance of making the play-offs. Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes for the Chargers.
The Philadelphia Eagles scored two touchdowns in the last four minutes including one as time expired to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21 and end their eight-game losing streak.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick passed for 185 yards and ran for a 50-yard touchdown at Candlestick Park as the 49ers improved to 9-3-1, just ahead of the Seahawks (8-5) in the NFC West.
Marshawn Lynch rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks crushed the Arizona Cardinals 58-0. It was the franchise's biggest win and one of the biggest shutouts in the NFL behind Chicago’s record 73-0 win over Washington in 1940.