EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 05: quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys drops back to pass as running back DeMarco Murray #29 blocks against the New York Giants during the 2012 NFL season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 5, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Cowboys Top Giants Behind Tony Romo's 3 TD Passes

Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes and the Cowboys held off the Giants in the NFL's season opener.

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Tony Romo's The Hero As Cowboys Hold Off Giants

The Dallas Cowboys hung on and beat the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, 24-17, in the NFL's 2012 season opener. The Cowboys pulled out to a 14-3 lead and stayed one step ahead of the Giants the rest of the way.

Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes, someone named Kevin Ogletree caught two of those and the Cowboys are 1-0 on the season.


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The big winner: Tony Romo

294 yards with three touchdown passes. He came through when the Cowboys needed a big play in the fourth quarter, hitting Miles Austin with a TD pass on a 1st-and-30. His performance wasn't perfect -- an interception was returned 50 yards, setting up a Giants field goal -- but he was part of the solution for the Cowboys.

His strike to Kevin Ogletree on 3rd down with just over two minutes remaining was perfect timing. It also brought up the question...

Who is Kevin Ogletree?

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The Cowboys receiver caught two touchdown passes from Tony Romo and a key first down late in the game. Except nobody's heard of him.

Ogletree is from Virginia and has been with the Cowboys for three years. His previous career high was 50 yards. He ended with 116 yards receiving against the Giants, along with those two touchdowns.

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David Wilson has a rough night

Two carries for four yards on the night. On one of those carries he fumbled the ball, which obviously didn't make the general Tom Coughlin very happy. Wilson came off the field and NBC cameras caught him...crying? Here's the .GIF. Judge for yourselves.

Early contender for catch of the year

Domenik Hixon doing his David Tyree impression with this one. Watch how he's able to hang onto it (or at least not drop it):

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Take a look at it closer with this picture. Hixon wins that battle.

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Early contender for run of the year

DeMarco Murray is awesome. He also operates as if he is a pinball.

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What's up next

The Giants can rebound with a home game against the Bucs in Week 2. The Cowboys go on the road to face the Seahawks in Seattle, one of the tougher road trips in the NFL.

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Jerry Jones' Life Is A GIF

Those glasses he whips off? They were cleaned by the man sitting behind him. Jerry Jones is just living life and looking for glory holes. And oh man is he GIFable.

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This is kind of like a crazier Chuck Norris thumbs up.

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Nice Tackle, Dez Bryant

Earlier, Dez Bryant ran 60 yards for no damn reason. He was tackled after a short gain, then decided to act like he wasn't down and run all the way to the end zone as the rest of the players on the field just kind of rolled their eyes. That was ridiculous, but the GIF below was pretty of funny.

Nice tackle in the open-field here by Bryant!

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Woopsiedoodle. Way to wrap up, too.

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Jerry Jones Has A Glasses-Washer

I guess we all should've assumed Jerry Jones has servants for everything. I mean, it makes sense. He's Jerry Jones. He built a massive, billion-dollar playground with a screen that could just play movies for him when the Cowboys are out of town. It's logical that Jones probably has someone that follows him around and cleans up after him.

Or, you know, wipes his glasses and such.

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BILLY CLEAN MY GLASSES. I DON'T WANT TO SEE A SPECK ON THEM. AND FETCH ME MY HORSE.

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David Wilson Was Definitely Crying

I don't really care if David Wilson was actually crying on the sideline or not. It doesn't much matter, other than the fact that it's just a rare thing to see. He wasn't injured or anything of the sort -- instead, he fumbled on a fairly routine hit.


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This was just an odd sight.

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That has to be a tear. Just has to be. There's no other sweat around, and he's blinking like he's trying to hold back tears. And it's definitely coming from his eyes which, along with his expression, makes it seem like there's a tear trickling down his face.

Shake it off, bud. It's just a fumble. There's nowhere to go but up from here.

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Wrong Snap, Brah

I vaguely remember this happening at some point in the past. When a center doesn't realize the quarterback is in shotgun, and snaps the ball like the signal-caller is under center, hilarity ensues. How a center doesn't realize that a pair of hands isn't resting 'neath his hindparts is beyond me, but it happened (again?) on Wednesday night.

Hey, go Giants!

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Yeah, that's not going to be fun for David Baas during this week's film session. At all. There has to be a fraternity of centers, and all of them are probably laughing right now.

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NFL Tailgating Is Back!

It's good to be back to football, and tailgating, and beer, and hammered people driving mopeds in parking lots at NFL stadiums. Life is normal again. Football -- both NFL and college -- has arrived once again, and we have the tailgating photos to prove it.

Like this one.

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I just ... damn, nice hair man.

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MOTORIZED COOLER!

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And just for fun...

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Hakeem Nicks Active For Giants Vs. Cowboys

The inactives for the New York Giants has been released, and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will play in Wednesday's season-opening contest against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium.

Nicks, who has been battling an injured foot, was not on the list that featured seven Giants' players -- wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, cornerback Prince Amukamara, running back Da'Rel Scott, offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, defensive end Adewale Ojomo, tackle James Brewer and defensive tackle Marvin Austin.

The absence of Austin, Brewer and Amukamara are not a surprise as all three were listed as "out" in Tuesday's injury report.

Meanwhile, Tuesday's key players that were listed as questionable -- linebackers Michael Boley (hamstring) and Mathias Kiwanuka -- will give it a go.

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