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The Dallas Cowboys got a little extra time to savor their season-opening victory.
There was plenty to enjoy, even though coach Jason Garrett wasn't sure that the Cowboys had proved ''that much'' by beating the New York Giants eight months after ending their season with a loss in the same place.
''We went up there and we needed to win a ballgame against a division opponent at their place and it was a great challenge for us,'' Garrett said Thursday. ''But it is one game out of 16 and I thought our team did a good job of handling the different adversities throughout the ballgame, and that was a real positive sign for us.''
After their midweek opener that created an extended gap between the first and second games, and the redeye flight home, players weren't required to be at Valley Ranch on Thursday.
They will gather as a team Friday for what Garrett said will be a critical look at the film from the Giants game that he did call...
BEST OF MAXIM
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who has been out with a lacerated spleen, reportedly told the team he would sign a medical waiver in order to play in Wednesday's opener.
For a while Wednesday night, Jerry Jones' offseason moves to improve the Cowboys were about to blow up in his face.
Jones focused on improving the cornerback position after watching his team blow fourth quarter leads five times last season. The Giants were the main beneficiaries of Dallas' fourth-quarter generosity last season, and it was the Giants who were the first test...
According to a report by Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com, the Cowboys have reportedly ruled out Jason Witten tonight the Giants, but he has been cleared to play in week two against the Seahawks.
Witten suffered a spleen laceration against in a preseason contest against the Raiders and has been limited in practice. Florio writes: “As the Cowboys continue guard the results of...
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Wittten will reportedly play tonight against the New York Giants.
Witten, who suffered a lacerated spleen Aug. 13 against the Raiders, has been cleared by doctors and is feeling good to play, but will wear protective gear. He was on the field during warmups catching passes from quarterback Tony Romo.
Romo will now have his favorite target on the...
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been medically cleared to play in tonight’s season opener against the Giants.
Jason Witten is playing for Cowboys, per sources. Cleared by doctors. # NFL32
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 5, 2012
This is great news for the Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo, now he’ll have his favorite...
The first regular season NFL game gave football fans just about everything they wanted last night. Close game. Rivals. Just enough scoring.
And for fantasy owners, waiver wire fodder.
Kevin Ogletree, the Cowboys No. 3 wide receiver, went off last night against the Giants’ suspect secondary. Ogletree led the Cowboys in targets, catching eight passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns...
Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar takes a first look at the NFL's four-minute offenses, and why Tony Romo's game-clincher Wednesday night was so rare and so critical for the Dallas Cowboys.
The chances of Jason Witten playing in tonight’s season opener against the Giants are slim.
But that hasn’t stopped Witten from doing everything in his power to somehow get on the field.
Witten did not make the trip with the team to New York because he is recovering from an injured spleen. Witten is officially listed as a game-time decision, but he badly wants to be activated...
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Dallas 24 vs. New York 17
By Eric Judd @ericjuddTSHQ
I gotsta get paid!
Kevin Ogletree. Poor Miles Austin. Poor Dez Bryant. Kevin Ogletree made you look bad. Moreover, he made you an after-thought. The big names, with the big contracts, continue to get overshadowed by previously unknown 3rd receivers. Kevin Ogletree had...
The wait is over.
Regular season football officially returns tonight as the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants faceoff and begin to write the next chapter of their storied rivalry. Al
SBD: Cowboys-Giants pulled a 16.5 overnight, down 4% from the Saints-Packers game last year. Dem Convention hurt, I'm sure.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) September 6, 2012
Move to Wed. right move for NBC. 16.5 ovrnght for Cowboys-Gmen up 63% from 10.1 for Skins-Gmen in '08 (7pm on Thurs to avoid McCain at RNC)
— Austin Karp (@AustinKarp) September 6,...
Cowboys LB Sean Lee joins Rob and Amy to reflect on the Cowboys' opening night win over the Giants