NY Giants open NFL season vs. CowboysNEW YORK - The New York Giants, who used a rallying cry of “Finish” en route to an improbable Super Bowl crown last season, were intent on starting strong against the Dallas Cowboys when they open the 2012 National Football League season this morning, Korea Standard Time.
Led by ice-cool quarterback Eli Manning and a fierce pass rush, the Giants went from 7-7 to NFL champions with a brilliant closing run of six straight wins that included a do-or-die victory against Dallas in the regular season finale.
The NFC East crown was at stake in that game, and the Giants prevailed 31-14 to end the Cowboys season and set the stage for a run of four New York playoff wins that climaxed with a last-minute Super Bowl triumph over the New England Patriots.
The odds are stacked against the G-men, who are trying to become the first National Football Conference (NFC) team to repeat as Super Bowl winners since Dallas in 1993-94.
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