Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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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.Both offenses picked up the pace in the second half, both quarterbacks started to move the chains, and Romo threw for two more scores as Dallas was able to hold off a late charge by the 2011 champions by a tally of 24-17.Here are five things we learned during the kickoff to the 2012 season:1. Kevin Ogletree, the fourth year wideout, has emerged as a legitimate third option for Tony Romo. After Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, the Cowboys have lacked that slot wide receiver to clean up in a stretched secondary. Tonight, they found their answer.Ogletree caught eight balls for 114 yards and two touchdowns, and mad...
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