Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/6/12
They won't be facing the defending Super Bowl champions in a revenge game every week. They won't always be able to draw inspiration from a teammate who decided to play despite having suffered a serious spleen injury. They can't commit 13 penalties and expect to win every week. Or allow an opponent on the ropes to mount a late comeback. But what the Dallas Cowboys accomplished in Wednesday night's season opener against the New York Giants bodes well for the future. To gain confidence this season can be different from the previous 16 that ended without a Lombardi Trophy, the Cowboys needed to avenge the devastating 17-point loss to New York that ended their 2011 campaign. Dallas did just that with a 24-17 road victory. "We all knew we were the underdogs," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in his team's locker room afterward. "We certainly weren't proud of the last time we were up here seven months ago. I felt like I never left the halls of this stadium when we came back in here toda...
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