The Cowboys started off their season with just about everything you could think of. Including a victory.


One streak ends one streak continues. The Cowboys entered their 2013 season opener against the New York Giants 6-0 in season openers against their division foes. The Giants entered their 2013 season opener on the road in a stadium where they held a 4-0 record. Something had to give and it was the Giants lease on their so-called "vacation home". The Cowboys rode the back of six forced turnovers to come away with the 36-31 victory in their season opener at the newly named AT&T Stadium.

The Cowboys entered the 2013 season with two main themes: how much improvement would the offensive line show and how good could a defense led by new coordinator Monte Kiffin be?

The early returns were positive on both counts even if the game was a bit strange and disjointed. Despite some testy moments by both sides the Cowboys have to come away plenty satisfied with their effort.

The defense which was only able to create an abysmal 16 turnovers for the entire 2012 season broke out with three on the Giants first three possessions that kept Dallas ahead when the offense wasn't quite clicking. The first came on the first play of the game an interception by DeMarcus Ware on an underneath dumpoff attempt by Eli. The fourth was a beauty as the Cowboys stripped David Wilson for the second time in the game and Barry Church scooped and scored to open up a 10 point lead. The last was a pick six by Brandon Carr on a deflected pass after the two-minute warning.

Cowboys fans everywhere held their breath for about 15 minutes as quarterback Tony Romo took a vicious hit to the midsection from both sides late in the second quarter. He'd come out of the game for the last two plays of the drive before the Giants ran out the clock in the half. The concern was a rib injury but during halftime we were informed that it was just the wind knocked out and Romo would return for the second half. However when fans saw Romo grimacing while warming up questions arose again whether or not he really sustained an injury or not. He would however finish the game after looking more and more comfortable as the second half rolled forward.