- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 5, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Tony Romo hit Kevin Ogletree with a 10-yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter to give the Dallas Cowboys a 7-3 lead over the Super Bowl champion New York Giants at halftime Wednesday night in the NFL opener.

Romo found Dez Bryant streaking down the right side for a 38-yard gain that moved the ball to the Giants 15. Two plays later, Romo lofted the scoring pass to Ogletree with 1:01 left in the half.

Earlier in the quarter, Michael Boley’s 51-yard interception return set up a 22-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes as the Giants opened the scoring. Boley returned the pick of Romo to the Cowboys 2 and a horse-collar penalty gave New York a first-and-goal from the 1. The Giants lost ground on two runs by Ahmad Bradshaw and a third down pass to the end zone failed.

Tynes kicked the field goal with 9:10 remaining.


In the first quarter, the Giants kept the Cowboys off the board with a strong defensive stand. Facing a fourth-and-inches from the Giants 37, the Cowboys went for it and came up short when Lawrence Vickers was stopped for no gain.

The Giants best drive ended with a fumble by rookie running back David Wilson. Sean Lee recovered for the Cowboys on their 34.

Cowboys starting center Phil Costa aggravated a back injury that kept him out of most of the preseason. He was replaced by Ryan Cook.