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Giants' opening loss to Cowboys an omen?

Eli Manning Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo shake hands

Eli Manning Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo shake hands after their game at MetLife Stadium. (Sept. 11, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Giants have never beaten the Cowboys in a season-opening game and are now 0-5 in such contests. Two of the Giants’ four Super Bowl-winning seasons, however, opened with one of those losses. A look at the regular-season openers vs. Dallas and how that year ended:

Year Score Season record
1965 L, 31-2 7-7
1986 L, 31-28 14-2*
1995 L, 35-0 5-11
2007 L, 45-35 10-6
2012 L, 24-17 --

*Super Bowl championship

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