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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, 2012
The Dallas Cowboys became the first visiting team to win the NFL Kickoff game at the defending Super Bowl champions, beating the New York Giants 24-17. While not producing near the highlights or excitement of last year's thrilling Saints-Packers opener, the game wasn't decided until the two minute warning. Naturally, the game produced another high rating for 2011's most watched show on television - Sunday Night Football.
Last night's game drew a 16.5 overnight rating, which is down 4% from last year. There is a reasonable explanation of course, with Slick Willie breaking out his s...
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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...
The Dallas Cowboys open the season on Wednesday, September the 5th with an opportunity to make a statement against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
Amongst many analysts, the Cowboys are a popular choice to win the NFC East division, credited with a top-notch defensive unit and an offense capable of putting up big numbers. But this is not the first time the Cowboys...
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...
Morris Claiborne the Dallas Cowboys new Corner-Back has already obtained the label of one of the best Corner-backs coming out of college in a ling time. Tonight the Cowboys hope he starts to earn the title of being one of the elite corners in the NFL. The Cowboys secondary needed help, in the 2012 draft the Cowboys took a big step in addressing that problem. They drafted the best...
Dallas Cowboys have listed TE Jason Witten as a game time decision, even though he is listed as doubtful with a spleen injury.
CT scan showed today that his spleen has fully healed, but the doctors have yet to clear him for tonight and aren't taking any chances with his injury.
Jason Witten has told the Cowboys that he wants to sign a medical waiver so he can play against...
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
Cowboys LB Sean Lee joins Rob and Amy to reflect on the Cowboys' opening night win over the Giants