NFL Regular Season Kickoff: Cowboys @ Giants Open Game Thread

What better way to kick off the NFL season than a heated rivalry game? [NFL Kickoff Open Game Thread]

9/5/12 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34636 respect

Blog Photo - NFL Regular Season Kickoff: Cowboys @ Giants Open Game ThreadRemember about this time last year when we were all laughing at Eli Manning's own "elite" status claim? Now we're talking about a 2x Super Bowl champ with a couple of SB MVP awards under his belt. Whether you're one who believes Super Bowl wins define a QB's success or you judge him by the way he manages a game, nobody seems to be laughing now.

Last year, it all came down to the last week of the season when the Cowboys and Giants battled it out for Wild Card spot. We all know how that turned out; Eli & Co. squashed the Boys' post-season dreams and went on to enjoy victory over the Pats in yet another exciting Super Bowl. 

It's a whole new season though, and regardless of how well each of these teams do against any others, the Giants/Cowboys rivalry brings out the extreme. Will it be good, or will tonight's NFL kickoff game be a national disappointment? Tonight starting at 8:30pm Eastern Time, we find out. The Cowboys want revenge. The Giants have something to prove.

Each team starts the season not entirely healthy. Nicks looks to be Probable, but Witten will likely be sidelined recovering from a spleen laceration, barring a medical waiver. Even with Witten, the Cowboys lineup won't be complete, having several injuries on defense.

Who's your pick to win - the defending Super Bowl champs or a hungry Dallas team? Whether you're a Cowboys fan, a Giants fan, neither or both (hey, it happens), if you're a football fan you're watching tonight. Q it up here with the rest of us for the kickoff game of the 2012 NFL season!
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9/6/12   |   akdino   |   85 respect

Jess wrote:
Sigh. Giants need to pick it up. Not only do I not want Dallas to win tonight, but I don't want them to go into next week's game with momentum. 

amen to that ....

9/6/12   |   auntieang69   |   3 respect

Jess wrote:
Sigh. Giants need to pick it up. Not only do I not want Dallas to win tonight, but I don't want them to go into next week's game with momentum. 

I was rooting for the Giants, I really thought they would win it,,, Dallas sucks!!

9/6/12   |   softtouch22   |   41 respect

Eli, where were you? I didn't see you in the game!

9/6/12   |   Jess   |   34636 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Do the Cowboys happen to be playing the Seahawks next week?

Ugh yes

9/6/12   |   dakota20october04   |   1 respect

Jess wrote:
Sigh. Giants need to pick it up. Not only do I not want Dallas to win tonight, but I don't want them to go into next week's game with momentum. 

Would have loved to see the Giants win but hopefully they will do what they do best and that is come on strong at the end when it really counts!! I do not like to see Dallas win though ( almost like U of M, always happy when they get beat!!!!!

9/5/12   |   Scott   |   52951 respect

Tony Romo came up huge tonight.  If the Cowboys could ever figure out a way to fix that porous offensive line then Dallas could be a major player in the NFC East this season

9/5/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Here come the points! I know George is happy...

OT one time!!!!

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

1st and 30?!  Ha.


"Tony Romo may be playing the best game of his career."  -Collinsworth

ugh. this is why...

9/5/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Here come the points! I know George is happy...

9/5/12   |   JenX63   |   32648 respect

Jess wrote:
Sigh. Giants need to pick it up. Not only do I not want Dallas to win tonight, but I don't want them to go into next week's game with momentum. 

Do the Cowboys happen to be playing the Seahawks next week?

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Yes indeed. But in more important news: The Voice is back Monday (said in that sing song voice)

YESSS!!

9/5/12   |   JenX63   |   32648 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Oh, someone just told them!

Yes indeed. But in more important news: The Voice is back Monday (said in that sing song voice)

9/5/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Romo finally showing some poise and clutchness by calling that audible!

9/5/12   |   Jess   |   34636 respect

Sigh. Giants need to pick it up. Not only do I not want Dallas to win tonight, but I don't want them to go into next week's game with momentum. 

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

JenX63 wrote:
lol


looks like an exhibition game, now that I think about it

Oh, someone just told them!

9/5/12   |   Jess   |   34636 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
In game one, that does seem like a bit much.




p.s. America should NOT be forced to listen to Collinsworth on a Wednesday, ffs.

I said the same thing...ugh. Although it does seem like I'm hearing Al more tonight. I wonder if they gave him mic controls so he can turn Collinsworth's off whenever he wants.  That would be awesome.

9/5/12   |   JenX63   |   32648 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I'm not confident that the Cowboys know preseason is over.
(Edited by JenX63)

lol


looks like an exhibition game, now that I think about it

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

JenX63 wrote:
They picked the wrong teams to kick off Football Season!

I'm not confident that the Cowboys know preseason is over.

9/5/12   |   JenX63   |   32648 respect

(Edited by JenX63)

They picked the wrong teams to kick off Football Season!

9/5/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

GeorgeMon wrote:
Yes!!!!!! Let's score some points!!!!

You are going to need quite the second half, my friend. 

9/5/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25156 respect

well that was an awful first half

9/5/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

And there's your first blatant example of piss poor officiating. No call on an obvious hold by Orlando Scandrick ends up costing the Giants 4 points.

9/5/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Agree, good D by Dallas though.

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

Really Giants?! Awful football all around so far.

9/5/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Yes!!!!!! Let's score some points!!!!

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

Finally, some action!

9/5/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Still no points!!!! And I bet the over (46.5) like a knuckle head... Here's rooting for a 28 pt second Q one time!!!!!

9/5/12   |   softtouch22   |   41 respect

Eli all the way, I think he will beat Tony, like he stole something, take no prisoners!

9/5/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
In game one, that does seem like a bit much.




p.s. America should NOT be forced to listen to Collinsworth on a Wednesday, ffs.

Great, great point about Collinsworth. Dude loooooooves the sound of his own voice. 

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Can we discuss how Jason Witten is completely insane for playing with a lacerated spleen? I'm all for being a tough guy... but a lacerated spleen??

In game one, that does seem like a bit much.




p.s. America should NOT be forced to listen to Collinsworth on a Wednesday, ffs.

9/5/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Can we discuss how Jason Witten is completely insane for playing with a lacerated spleen? I'm all for being a tough guy... but a lacerated spleen??

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

Pat wrote:
That was seriously awful. One of the worst anthems I've heard in a long time.

Exactly.

9/5/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Queen Latifah is upsetting me.

That was seriously awful. One of the worst anthems I've heard in a long time.

9/5/12   |   Jason_   |   20566 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Queen Latifah is upsetting me.

You sir are a terrorist!

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

Queen Latifah is upsetting me.

9/5/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

My prediction: Giants 23, Cowboys 13

9/5/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Am I the only one who is completely stoked about this? It's FOOTBALL SEASON!!!! SDjads;fjkasdfjklasdfjklasdfjksadkljasdfjklasdf (that is code for excitement). 

No, you're not the only one. anfl;asnglkasnlgkasn sjdbfasjklb lajdbfl;ajb indeed.

9/5/12   |   Jess   |   34636 respect

I. am. PUMPED! But of course, in true form of every school my daughter's ever attended, they've scheduled their "back to school night" for tonight. I'm planning to make the shortest appearance possible. I'll be back as quickly as possible.

Oh...and GO GIANTS!

9/5/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Am I the only one who is completely stoked about this? It's FOOTBALL SEASON!!!! SDjads;fjkasdfjklasdfjklasdfjksadkljasdfjklasdf (that is code for excitement). 

9/5/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61572 respect

Well hello, live thread.

9/5/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I got the Giants. I think they are quite good this year.

9/5/12   |   Jess   |   34636 respect

Update - Witten's status is now "Active"