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Cowboys can't leave door open for Eli

Dallas can't afford to go conservative again with Manning on the other sideline

Updated: October 25, 2012, 3:01 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- It's one thing to go extreme right wing in the red zone during the late stages of a close game with Cam Newton standing on the other sideline.

Jason Garrett got away with it last week, when the Dallas Cowboys survived against the 1-5 Carolina Panthers. It'd be asking for disaster to go conservative in the clutch again this weekend, when the modern-day Captain Comeback is coming to town.

If the Cowboys put themselves in position Sunday to knock out Eli Manning ...

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