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Kevin Ogletree celebrates his second quarter touchdown in (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Kevin Ogletree celebrates his second quarter touchdown in a game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Week 1: Cowboys 24, Giants 17

The defending Super Bowl champion Giants fell to the Dallas Cowboys 24-17 in their season opener at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 5.

Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates after making a tackle in
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Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates after making a tackle in a game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 5, 2012.

Michael Boley runs along the sideline after intercepting
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Michael Boley runs along the sideline after intercepting a pass by Tony Romo in the second quarter. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms holds the
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Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy before the Giants' season opener against the Cowboys. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Ahmad Bradshaw runs for a gain in the
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Ahmad Bradshaw runs for a gain in the first quarter of a game against the Cowboys. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Eli Manning points out the defenders before taking
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Eli Manning points out the defenders before taking the snap in a game against the Cowboys. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware celebrates after sacking Eli
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Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware celebrates after sacking Eli Manning late in the first half of a game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Kevin Ogletree celebrates his second quarter touchdown in
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Kevin Ogletree celebrates his second quarter touchdown in a game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Eli Manning gets sacked by DeMarcus Ware late
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Eli Manning gets sacked by DeMarcus Ware late in the first half of a game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Referee Jim Core gets between Justin Tuck, Tony
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Referee Jim Core gets between Justin Tuck, Tony Romo and Ryan Cook during the first half of a game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Cowboys receiver Kevin Ogletree celebrates his second-quarter touchdown
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Cowboys receiver Kevin Ogletree celebrates his second-quarter touchdown during a game against the Giants with teammate Jason Witten at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Tony Romo eludes Jason Pierre-Paulprior to throwing a
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Tony Romo eludes Jason Pierre-Paulprior to throwing a second quarter touchdown pass at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Eli Manning throws a first-quarter pass during a
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Eli Manning throws a first-quarter pass during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

From left, Otis Anderson, Michael Strahan and Phil
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From left, Otis Anderson, Michael Strahan and Phil Simms pose with the Giants' four Super Bowl trophies before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Tony Romo throws a pass against the Giants
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Tony Romo throws a pass against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Tom Coughlin erupts at the officials after he
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Tom Coughlin erupts at the officials after he thought a flag should have been thrown during the Giants' game against the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Rocky Bernard sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
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Rocky Bernard sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during the first half of a game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Referee Jim Core, center, gestures alongside other game
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Referee Jim Core, center, gestures alongside other game officials before a game between the Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, left, talks
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, left, talks to linebacker DeMarcus Ware before a game against the Giants. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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The Cowboys have allowed four different 400-yard passers
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The Cowboys have allowed four different 400-yard passers this season, including Eli Manning in Week 1. Manning threw for a season-high 450 yards that game, which the Giants lost, 36-31. |

Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures to fans before an
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Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures to fans before an game between the Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. (Sept. 5, 2012)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell greets fans before a
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell greets fans before a game between the Giants and Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Adewale Ojomo stretches before the Giants' game against
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Adewale Ojomo stretches before the Giants' game against the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Eli Manning warms up before a game between
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Eli Manning warms up before a game between the Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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