Tony Romo And the Cowboys Defeat the Defending Super Bowl Champs NY Giants
- Updated: September 6, 2012
In a game that started off slow with the Cowboys leading the Giants 7-3 going into the half. You just had to know that this game would break open and it did as the Cowboys and Giants would combine to score 31 points in the second half.
Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo played tremendously tonight as he would throw a 40 yard pass to WR Kevin Ogletree to give the Boys a 14-3 lead in the third quarter. The Giants would cut into that lead as running back Ahmad Bradshaw would get a 10 yard rushing touchdown giving New York some hope.
Going into the fourth quarter, Tony Romo continued to throw the ball well as he would lace a 34 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Miles Austin. Austin would grab the ball out the air and make the catch over two Giant defenders. Later in the quarter, New York’s tight end and former Dallas player Martellus Bennett would make a leaping touchdown grab in the end zone to only be down 24-17. But it was a little too late as the Cowboys pounded the ball with running back Demarco Murray to run the clock out and the Cowboys took the W.
As I said Romo played well and his numbers showed it as he was 22/29, threw for 307 passing yards, and had three touchdowns and only one interception. Kevin Ogletree also had a breakout game as he had eight catches for 114 receiving yards with two touchdowns. Finally, you can’t forget Demarco Murray, who had 20 carries for 131 rushing yards.
For the Giants, nobody really stood out except quarterback Eli Manning. Manning was 21/32 for 213 passing yards and one touchdown. The Giants defense wasn’t playing well at all and it showed as cornerback Antrel Rolle was their leading tackler with nine. If your cornerbacks are making tackles that means your defensive line wasn’t doing their job tonight and it showed with Demarco Murray gashing the Giants with over 100 rushing yards.
This was only the first game of week one, who knows what the rest of Sunday’s games have in store for us.