Brandon Jacobs scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and R.W. McQuarters picked off Tony Romo in the end zone with nine seconds left in the contest, as the New York Giants reached the NFC Championship game with a 21-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. Eli Manning completed 12-of-18 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns for the Giants (12-6), who reached the NFC title game for the first time since January, 2001. The Giants head to Lambeau Field for a showdown with the Green Bay Packers next Sunday for a berth in Super Bowl XLII. The game can be seen on FOX Rochester. Kickoff is at 6:30pm. Amani Toomer had four receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns, while Jacobs rushed 14 times for 54 yards and one TD. Romo threw for 201 yards, one score and that costly interception on 18- of-36 passing for the Cowboys (13-4), who have not won a postseason game since the 1996 season, going 0-6 in that span. Terrell Owens made four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown playing through a sore ankle. After the game, Owens was questioned whether Romos vacation to Mexico with Jessica Simpson the weekend before affected Sundays game. Owens fought back tears, but not a quivering lip behind dark sunglasses. "You can point the finger at him, you can talk about the vacation, and if you do that, its really unfair. Thats my teammate. ... We lost as a team." Dallas also became the first top seed in the NFC to lose in the divisional round since the league went to the current playoff format in 1990. Marion Barber gained 129 yards on 27 carries with a score, and Jason Witten picked up seven receptions for 81 yards. Terrell Owens was limited to 49 yards on four catches in defeat. It marked the second straight heartbreaking playoff defeat for the Cowboys, who lost to Seattle in an NFC wild card game last January when Romo botched a snap on a potential game-winning field goal in a 21-20 loss. The Cowboys swept the Giants during the regular season.