|Dallas Cowboys 24 - New York Giants 17|
The defending champs, the New York Giants were at home against the Dallas Cowboys. From what I remember hearing, no defending champion has lost the opening game since the NFL decided to showcase the champs on a nationally televised game on a weekday. Tonight, the Giants killed that streak. As I watched the game, I questioned whether or not I was watching Romo step up his game or if the Giant defense lost it's step. I'm not the biggest fan of Tony Romo. I criticize him greatly for the mistakes that he makes with the football. He can be quite careless and has lost many big games for the Cowboys. Early in this game, he threw an interception. His carelessness got the best of him again... but that was his only big mistake this game. He made some spectacular throws over outstretched Giants defenders for some big gains. TD passes to WR Austin and WR Ogletree (who?) kept the Giants at bay. Especially in the 4th qtr. After being flagged (more on that later) and backed into a 1st and 30, Romo threw a beautiful pass for a 34 yard score. That score practically won the game for the Cowboys and Romo deserves the credit for this win.... but you can't count Giants QB Eli Manning out, can you???
|Don't drop this one, guys!|
|Oops! Sorry Eli!!! I dropped another one!|
|Romo to Ogletree all night long.|
All in all, the opening game of the season didn't not disappoint. The game started off a little slow but the second half was exciting. It played out like 2 heavy weight boxers feeling each other out before going for that knockout punch. Too bad the Giants never really found their groove while Cowboys landed a few power punches that the Giants just couldn't recover from. I can't wait until this weekend when the rest of the games get under way. I LOVE FOOTBALL! Later!