EAST RUTHERFORD, N.Y., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Morten Andersen celebrated his 300th NFL game with his fifth career overtime field goal Sunday, this one coming 7:55 into the extra session as the New York Giants rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit and edged the Dallas Cowboys, 27-24.
Following back-to-back one-point defeats to St. Louis and Philadelphia and an embarassing loss at Washington last Sunday, the Giants (4-4) won for the fifth time in their last six home games against the Cowboys.
Sparked by four second-half interceptions by his defense and a blocked punt on special teams, Collins recorded two second-half touchdown passes and Andersen kicked a 40-yard field goal as New York knotted the contest, 24-24, with 6:41 left in regulation.
Collins saw two interceptions of his own returned for touchdowns in the first half, but the quarterback bounced back. Off an interception by rookie cornerback Will Peterson and a blocked punt by Thabiti Davis, Collins found receivers Joe Jurevicius and Hilliard for touchdown strikes of 34 and nine yards.
In his second career start, Clint Stoerner threw all four Dallas interceptions and was benched for recently-acquired Ryan Leaf as the Cowboys (2-5) had their two-game winning streak broken.
Dallas running back Emmitt Smith was inactive for Sunday's game due to a sprained right knee.