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?
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.
Who tf is Kevin Ogletree? this dude's smashin it, 101 yards &+ 2 tds so far?— Dylan Dolph (@DylanDolph) September 6, 2012
Who is Kevin Ogletree? #killingit— Justin Shelton (@justinbshelton) September 6, 2012
Who the hell is Kevin Ogletree?!?!?!— Michael Liberty (@sharedliberty) September 6, 2012
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.
If you're reading about Ogletree for fantasy football information, SB Nation Fantasy has all you need there.
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):
Take a look at it closer with this picture. Hixon wins that battle.
Early contender for run of the year
DeMarco Murray is awesome. He also operates as if he is a pinball.
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.
For a Dallas perspective on the game, check out Blogging The Boys and SB Nation Dallas. For a New York perspective on the game, visit Big Blue View and SB Nation New York.