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“I felt really good when I woke up this morning, I had great meetings, got to go see my brother,” said Ogletree, who grew up in the New York borough of Queens. “Really good vibes today.”
When the Cowboys were threatened late — a spot in which they often have folded against the Giants — Romo hit Ogletree for 15 yards on third down to clinch it. That gave Ogletree 114 yards on eight catches; he had 25 receptions for 294 yards and no scores entering the game.
“I’m close to home, so it’s a good feeling,” Ogletree said. “But Dallas is my home now.”
On his 40-yard TD, Ogletree broke free by thoroughly fooling New York’s top cornerback, Corey Webster to start the second half — the kind of big play the Cowboys couldn’t make enough of in that Jan. 1 showdown that ended their season. And they got another huge play from Murray, who broke two tackles in the backfield, scooted down the right sideline for 48 yards, and set up Dan Bailey’s 33-yard field goal for a 17-10 lead through three quarters.
After Manning connected with former Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett for a 9-yard touchdown with 2:36 remaining, Dallas never gave the ball back.
“Take a bite out of humble pie, that’s basically what it is,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “It brings you right back down to earth.”
Ahmad Bradshaw, scored on a 10-yard run for New York after receiver Domenik Hixon made a spectacular leaping grab for 39 yards over two defenders.
Romo hit Bryant in stride over Webster down the right sideline for a 38-yard gain on third down in the second quarter. Two plays later, he sidestepped the pass rush and lobbed to a wide-open Ogletree for a 10-yard score that made it 7-3 at halftime.
“We’re judged by winning and losing,” Romo said, “so the best thing was going on the road and getting a win. Not only a win, but it was against a division rival and obviously against the world champs. I don’t know how many times teams go in and beat them in that first game of the year. It’s a tough atmosphere, a tough game. Our team grinded it out and did good.”
NOTES: Dallas is 35-17-1 in openers, best mark in the NFL. … LB Sean Lee made 10 tackles to lead the Cowboys. … Manning wound up 21 of 32 for 213 yards in the Giants‘ first loss since Game 14 of last season. … Cowboys starting center Phil Costa aggravated a back injury that kept him out of most of the preseason. He was replaced by Ryan Cook. … Giants cornerback Michael Coe left the game with a hamstring injury, the fourth Giants cornerback hurt this summer.
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