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September 5, 2012, 07:18 PM
Cowboys keys to victory against the Giant: The defense must put pressure on Eli and not allow him to draw them offsides with his cadence and the revamped secondary can't underestimate Victor Cruz's speed especailly on crossing routes. On the offense side of the ball, the Cowboys need to have the horse (Murray) run wild and not over rely on Romo. In other words win the battle of the trenches. Special teams are crucial, so they need to be integral in winning the field position battle.
September 5, 2012  07:55 PM ET

Iwouldn't worry that much,as i doubt the Giants are going too be going too the SB this year anyways,I think the Cowboys just might surprise quite a few peeps this year.

September 5, 2012  08:07 PM ET

I'm so tired of saying this but the whole game will hinge on what the Dallas o-line does.

September 5, 2012  08:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm so tired of saying this but the whole game will hinge on what the Dallas o-line does.

TH,
Same too be said on thier team as well,I'm rooting for them,best of luck!

September 5, 2012  08:11 PM ET

Murray needs to have 20-25 carries and 23-27 passes from Romo. Balance is the key and that's where the o-line play comes in. Good call, TxHeat!

September 5, 2012  08:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

TH,Same too be said on thier team as well,I'm rooting for them,best of luck!

I don't think any o-line from any team had a worse camp than the Cowboys. They had practices when nobody could snap the ball.

September 5, 2012  08:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Murray needs to have 20-25 carries and 23-27 passes from Romo. Balance is the key and that's where the o-line play comes in. Good call, TxHeat!

Garrett's history is too pass heavy. I hope he has learned his lesson.

September 5, 2012  08:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I don't think any o-line from any team had a worse camp than the Cowboys. They had practices when nobody could snap the ball.

Ut bellatores tuos esse victorem.
May yer warriors do well.

September 5, 2012  08:15 PM ET

I think Dallas' secondary will be tested early. Lets see if all the changes help.

September 5, 2012  08:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I think Dallas' secondary will be tested early. Lets see if all the changes help.

I'd like to see Spencer finally step up and help out Ware and get some push on Manning.

September 5, 2012  08:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I'd like to see Spencer finally step up and help out Ware and get some push on Manning.

Giants have a solid OL & they like to max protect. A strategy I personally love.

Max protect, if your primary target isn't open, dump it off to a back for a short gain.

September 5, 2012  08:22 PM ET

Some peeps act like this is a death sentance Dallas playing NYG,not the case,things happen and change just a matter of alot different outcomes will decide this game.

I'm rooting for the Cowboys and best wish's.

September 5, 2012  08:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Some peeps act like this is a death sentance Dallas playing NYG,not the case,things happen and change just a matter of alot different outcomes will decide this game.I'm rooting for the Cowboys and best wish's.

It's certainly a good early test for the Cowboys to see if they improved in the areas they were weak the past few years.

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September 6, 2012  07:29 AM ET

Except for Demarco Murray the offense was definitely a surprise. Way too many penalties though. Nice to see some real good hard defense played for a change.

September 6, 2012  10:55 AM ET

It was the first game, too. I believe things will iron out as they get games under their belt...........

September 6, 2012  11:22 AM ET
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It was the first game, too. I believe things will iron out as they get games under their belt...........

Good to see that the run/passing attempts were very close. They have to have that balance. Garrett in the past has been too pass happy.

September 6, 2012  11:54 AM ET

nice win! real surprised, honestly. this team should be proud of what it accomplished last nite.

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September 6, 2012  03:04 PM ET

I wouldn't go that far! both teams played sloppy with some moments of brilliance!

 
September 6, 2012  03:26 PM ET

I think the Boys did the Dallas Fans proud,nothing like 'twin kill'. Beating a Divisional rivel ,but the reigning SB champs as well. Kudos'.

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