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Sunday, September 20, 2009
Witten deflection play of game -- so far

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley


ARLINGTON, Texas -- That's why you never give up on a play. Tony Romo threw it behind Jason Witten and the ball bounced off the tight end's foot right into the waiting arms of Giants safety Kenny Phillips. As Phillips raced into the end zone, the crowd barely noticed. But a replay on the massive HD video board revealed exactly what had happened. As soon as it became clear the ball had never hit the ground, the replay was interrupted.

Tom Coughlin had a good look at the play, though, and quickly threw the red challenge flag. The play was blown dead when the officials ruled the pass incomplete. That's why the Giants got the ball at the Cowboys' 28-yard line instead of receiving six points.

The Cowboys put some points on the board at the end of the half as Nick Folk make it 20-17. That's why the Giants didn't go for the 2-point conversion.