The best teams use the , no matter how early or late in the year it may come, to refocus their season and pick up a win the following week. and the Patriots do this better than anyone.

did not have the same post-bye success in his first seasons with Dallas but has turned it around to pick up road wins against the Giants the last two seasons.

A week 11 bye last season had the Cowboys at 7-3, staring down two pivotal East games in November with the Giants and Eagles. In a game remembered for Odell Beckham's world stopping catch, it was that found the end zone when it mattered – catching a 13-yard score with just over a minute left for the win.

Cowboys Blog - Jason Garrett 2-0 Against the Giants After Bye Weeks
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The Cowboys won by three, 31-28.

Dallas would go on to lose to the Eagles on on a short week, but string together wins against the Bears, Eagles on the road, and Colts to win the .

The previous year, the Cowboys had the same week 11 bye to prepare for a trip to MetLife Stadium. However, they entered this one at a mere 5-5. It was another three-point win that would give the team a breath of life.

Romo methodically drove the team downfield in the fourth quarter, converting two third downs, to set up for a game-winning field goal. Final score, 24-21.

The win moved the Cowboys into a tie for first place in the division. They would later lose to the Eagles in , giving them the divisional title.

Reeling from three straight losses, it will be up to Jason Garrett to prepare this team once again for a trip to MetLife Stadium after the bye week. If he can improve to 3-0 in this situation, it would put the Cowboys back to 3-3 to return home and face the .

It would also give the team an enormous 3-0 head start in the NFC East this season.

The Giants will be returning home to play this game after a Monday night matchup in Philadelphia.

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