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Dallas Cowboys claim opening win against New York Giants

Romo and the Cowboys faced off against the New York Giants (©GettyImages)
Romo and the Cowboys faced off against the New York Giants (©GettyImages).

It's football season in America and that means Cowboys football. What better way to start the season than to have the Cowboys play against their division rival Giants on Sunday Night Football?

Tony Romo and the Cowboys went on to defeat Eli Manning and the Giants by a score of 36-31. Eli Manning was a turnover machine as he threw three interceptions, including a pick six. To add to the Giant's demise, they also fumbled the ball three times, losing all three fumbles. 

Romo did well throwing for 263 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw an interception. He had a good running game too, as DeMarco Murray ran the ball 20 times for a total of 86 yards. He had the reliable Jason Witten to throw to, as Witten caught eight passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns. The Cowboys defense did well to fluster Manning, as they caused six turnovers.

Manning had a sloppy game throwing for 450 yards and four touchdowns, but also throwing three interceptions. Manning had a nonexistent running game, as the two running backs combined for 43 yards on 12 carries. His defense was able to get sack Romo twice. 

The Cowboys did an excellent job of keeping the Giant's defense on the field as they held on to the football for just over 37 minutes. One other interesting fact is that the Cowboy's got two first downs because of penalties. The Cowboy's defense were stellar and scored two touchdowns. 

In the middle of America's spotlight, the Cowboys won. It wasn't pretty, but a win's a win. The Giants will have a long week to think about what went wrong tonight. 

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Topics:
Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo
NFL
Eli Manning
New York Giants

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