The Dallas Cowboys nursed a one point halftime lead and needed 28 second half points to beat the New York Giants 45-35 in Irving Texas. Tony Romo scored his first career touchdown and threw for 345 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Terrell Owens was held scoreless and catchless in the first half. The second half was a different story for Terrell Owens. Owens caught 3 passes for 87 yars and 2 touchdowns. Romo’s favorite target though was Jason Witten who caught 6 passes for 116 yards and one touchdown.
The offense was the part most Dallas Cowboys fans were worried about going into the game, now they don’t have to they can shift the worry to a defense who gave up over 400 yards on defense and if the Giants had better play calling and a smarter quarterback it could have been a lot more. Playing without Terence Newman there best cover man Plaxico Burress had 3 touchdowns and 144 yards and believe me it could have been a lot worse. Burress had the height advantage on the man that was covering him all night. He could of had 5 touchdowns at least, but Manning missed him once when he got behind the defense and on the goal line choose not to throw to him. Luckily for the Cowboys they didn’t go to him as much as they should of.
Overall the offense played well and the defense got shredded by Eli Manning. Brandon Jacobs got hurt early, but it didn’t matter the Cowboys couldn’t stop any running back they brought in. Unless the Cowboys shore up there defense high scores just might be what it will take to win ball games this year.