Found September 05, 2012 on
1. Get DeMarco Murray involved early and oftenFor the Giants, the formula for beating the Cowboys will be forcing them into third-and-long passing situations, and unleashing their formidable pass rushers.One way the Cowboys can negate this is with DeMarco Murray.Murray missed most of the Week 14 match-up with the Giants and all of Week 17, so his presence will be a great help.What Murray brings is a back who can run and catch out of the backfield.Running the ball is the easiest way to slow down pass rushers, but Murray's pass-catching ability could be even more important.With Jason Witten doubtful, Romo will need a check-down receiver he can rely on, and Murray matches up very well with the Giants' linebackers. If the Cowboys don't want Romo getting sacked another six times, Murray should get 25-30 touches.2. Hit and sack Eli ManningMost teams preach "pressuring" the quarterback. But pressure can be in the form of sacks, hits or simply hurrying the quarterback....
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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.
The NFL kicked off in dramatic rivalry fashion with the returning Superbowl Champion Giants taking on their NFC East foe Dallas Cowboys. Much maligned Quarterback Tony Romo came, saw and conquered while in MetLife Stadium as he threw for 307 yards including three TD’s and came up bigger than Eli in the 24-17 victory.
The hero of the night props goes...
Jerry Jones is filthy stinking rich. He is also something of an egomaniac. And when you put those two things together and toss in a few other character flaws — like enjoying the act of belittling people by making them perform menial, personal tasks — on top of egomania, you have evidence that the Dallas [...]
The Dallas Cowboys waited all year for another shot at the New York Giants. When they got it in the 2012 season opener, they were ready.
So were the replacement officials, who barely were a story as Dallas dominated the Super Bowl champions for much of a 24-17 victory Wednesday night that wasn't nearly so close.
It won't make up for the New Year's Day loss that cost...
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...
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 New York Giants players know they have a devastating pass rush — a group of speedsters that sacked Tony Romo six times in their last meeting with the Dallas Cowboys — but Justin Tuck believes the key to beating the 'Boys is by making sure Romo doesn't have a running game he can use "as a crutch."
The All-Pro defensive end said the Giants need to take away...
Some opening day thoughts at the start of the 2012 season...
1) "I am a Jedi, like my father before me." Yes, the Force runs strong in Eli's family. Eli can sense pass rushers that he cannot even see. He has mastery of his weapons, including Cruz and Nicks. Add Bradshaw, Wilson and a healthy TE, and Eli can be lethal.
2) "Fear is the path to the Dark...
In the past we would provide a detailed recap of the game. The effort to provide Ultimate22, a comprehensive and objective recap of player performance, seeks to replace the coverage in large part. Still, there are MACRO THEMES that need to be summarized here. This recap is not trying to catch ALL the points. Please add more in the comments that I did not mention here.
Finally NFL football is back! A late rally by Eli Manning and the defending champion New York Giants came up short on this opening Wednesday kickstart to the 2012 campaign.The long awaited divisional matchup began in lackluster fashion, the only touchdown in a yawner of a first half coming on a Tony Romo toss to Kevin Ogletree from ten yards out with 2:33 left before intermission...
The long anticipated season opener of the NFL fell flat of many expectations, especially those from New York and their faithful fans. The first half of this football game looked more like a preseason opener than a season opener. The play was extremely sloppy on both sides of the ball for each team, and there were numerous "dumb" penalties committed by both teams. At...
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,...
The Dallas Cowboys defeated champion New York Giants, 24-17, in the opening game of the 2012 NFL Season. NFC East beat man Justin Henry breaks down the statistical keys to victory for the Cowboys.