EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 05: linebacker Keith Rivers #55 of the New York Giants tackles running back DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys during the 2012 NFL season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 5, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Cowboys Vs. Giants: America Wins

America's Team came out on top on Wednesday night, as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants 24-17 with a strong effort on both offense and defense.

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The Giants Are Better, But Is It Enough?

New York has more talent than in 2011, but that's no guarantee they'll be able to recapture their late-season magic in 2012.

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Cowboys Vs. Giants 2012: Can We Overreact Yet?

A look at some of the highlights and key points from the Cowboys 24-17 defeat of the Giants on Wednesday night. (The answer to the question, of course, is yes).

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Cowboys Spoil Giant Coronation, Win 24-17

On Wednesday night, the Cowboys took on the defending Super Bowl champions, as well all of the naysayers, yet emerged victorious. Here's how.

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Cowboys Vs. Giants Final Score: Dallas Wins Season Opener, 24-17

The Cowboys went on the road in their 2012 season opener and defeated their division rival and defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants on Wednesday night, 24-17.

Dallas took a 7-3 lead with just over a minute to go in the first half. But in the third quarter, the Cowboys and Giants traded touchdowns, setting up the scene for a dramatic fourth quarter led by quarterbacks Tony Romo and Eli Manning.

Romo was brilliant, completing 22 of his 29 pass attempts for 307 yards and a 129.5 passer rating. Manning had a rough night with his marquee receivers, particularly Victor Cruz, dropping passes. The Super Bowl MVP completed just 21 of his 32 pass attempts for a 94.9 passer rating.

Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree was the star of this game, with the team having uncertainty at the wide receiver because of Miles Austin's and Dez Bryant's health issues. Ogletree caught eight balls for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Bryant and Miles had four catches apiece — 85 yards for Bryant and 73 for Austin (one of which included a touchdown).

For more on the Cowboys, be sure to visit Blogging The Boys and head to Big Blue Viewfor more on the Giants. For additional pro football coverage, head over to SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Cowboys Vs. Giants Score: Dallas Leads At Halftime, 7-3

The Dallas Cowboys lead the New York Giants 7-3 at halftime of the 2012 NFL season opener between the two NFC East rivals. With less than two minutes to go in the first half, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo scrambled out of the pocket as the Giants' defensive front pressured Dallas' offensive line, and found wide receiver Kevin Ogletree for a 10-yard touchdown score to give the Cowboys their first lead of the game.

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After a scoreless first quarter, the Giants got on the board first with a 22-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes. Later in the quarter, it took the Cowboys offense seven plays to go 73 yards in 2:33 for the touchdown.

It's worth noting that Romo was sacked on the second play from scrimmage and he did throw an interception.

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For more on the Cowboys, be sure to visit Blogging The Boys and head to Big Blue View for more on the Giants. For additional pro football coverage, head over to SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Cowboys Vs. Giants Preview: Keys To The Game

Dallas was knocked out of the playoffs by New York last season, but it should be a much different Cowboys team that takes the field on Wednesday night.

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Fantasy Football Week 1 Start/Sit: Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant Are Must Starts

The 2012 NFL season kicks off on Wednesday night, when the Dallas Cowboys head to New Jersey to take on the New York Giants. As such, fantasy football season also officially begins -- even though there's just one game on Wednesday.

Since we don't know a whole lot about what either the Cowboys or Giants will be like this year, you're best off starting all of the major skill players in the game.

Tony Romo is definitely a must-start, despite facing a defense with an excellent pass rush. Romo has top 10 QB potential this year, and if the Cowboys stay healthy, he could be a top five fantasy quarterback.

Wide receivers Miles Austin and Dez Bryant also need to be started as well. Both have WR1 potential, and at worst, are WR2s on Wednesday night. If you've got two better receivers than either of them, then you'll probably be using your flex play on either Cowboy receiver.

DeMarco Murray is also a must-start.

Jason Witten, meanwhile, can be safely benched for Week 1. Witten has been listed as doubtful for Wednesday night's game.

On the opposite side of things, Eli Manning can safely be started, as can Victor Cruz. Hakeem Nicks is a bit risky, though, with his foot problem. Still, I'd probably start him against the Cowboys, until Dallas' secondary proves that they can stop the pass.

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