Cowboys Vs. Giants, Week 1: Dallas Fans React To N.Y. Victory

The Dallas Cowboys have to feel pretty thrilled about going into the house of the Super Bowl champions to beat their division rivals the New York Giants. It was a victory that wasn't exactly the cleanest show, but Dallas showed a remarkable ability to overcome adversity and control the flow of the game regardless.

KD Drummond of Blogging the Boys remarked on how strong the Cowboys defense looked in victory, as they were able to harrass Eli Manning constantly while also playing fairly tight coverage and also keeping the run for the most part in check.

In general, the Cowboys capitalized on the keys of the game that only a few were talking about. The Giants defense line, harassing Romo throughout the first half of the game; gave way in the second half. While every show was focusing on the Cowboys injuries, they barely mentioned how much the Giants prowess was dependent on shuffling players in and out of their defensive line. Sidelined for the game were Chris Canty, Marvin Austin and Shaun Rogers, leaving the Giants extremely limited in moving guys around. Nascar lost a couple wheels.

Drummond talked about how well DeMarco Murray, including highlighting what could've been the best football play of the night.

Under the five minute remaining mark in the third quarter and leading 14-10, Murray broke off a run that will probably end up on his season highlight reel. Caught behind the line of scrimmage, Murray went head-on into the chest of Mathias Kiwanuka who outweighed him by 50 pounds. Murray won, sending Kiwi backwards and to the ground. He then spun away from Justin Tuck, sending him to the ground before getting to the right sideline and racing past chasing Giants linebackers. The run went for 48 yards before they would bring him down. The Cowboys would only score a field goal, but it stretched their lead back to a comfortable seven points.

Drummond also pointed out how the usually powerful Giants defensive front began to fall apart in the second half after the Cowboys offense took control on the ground.

In general, the Cowboys capitalized on the keys of the game that only a few were talking about. The Giants defense line, harassing Romo throughout the first half of the game; gave way in the second half. While every show was focusing on the Cowboys injuries, they barely mentioned how much the Giants prowess was dependent on shuffling players in and out of their defensive line. Sidelined for the game were Chris Canty, Marvin Austin and Shaun Rogers, leaving the Giants extremely limited in moving guys around. Nascar lost a couple wheels.

It appeared to be a very encouraging night for Dallas, as they proved they could hang with one of the best teams in the NFC. They're far from perfect, but they seem to be progressing to a place they want to be as a football squad.

Talk about the result with Cowboys fans at Blogging the Boys, and with Giants fans at Big Blue View.

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