Star Struck: Cowboys win 24-17

What a way to kickoff to the 2012 NFL season with an intense NFC East rivalry. The Dallas Cowboys (1-0) marched into MetLife stadium and silence the reigning Super Bowl Champions the New York Giants with a 24-17 statement win.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo completed 22 of 29 passes for 307 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Romo had a quarterback rating of 129.5 for the game. The surprise of the night was Kevin Ogletree’s coming out party. Ogletree finished the with a career high eight catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

The improved Dallas Cowboys defense showed why they could be a force to be reckoned with this year. The Cowboys defense led by outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware two sacks (101.5 of his career), and solid coverage by cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Cowboys rookie Morris Claiborne kept Giants receivers Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks in check.

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