EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Standing in the end zone awaiting the kickoff, the Giants’ Dwayne Harris sensed the tension enveloping MetLife Stadium on Sunday. He also understood the importance of the next several seconds.
There were roughly seven minutes remaining in the game. Harris looked over at the euphoria on the sideline of the Dallas Cowboys, who had just tied a game the Giants had led for most of the second half.
Harris, a free agent who signed with the Giants in March after four seasons in Dallas, knew most of the faces on the Cowboys’ bench.
“You could feel it was a big moment in the game,” Harris said. “They had just come back on us. They probably felt like they had the momentum.”
Inside the stadium, the home…