Manning loses out despite throwing for four touchdowns.
The Dallas Cowboys survived a fourth-quarter comeback from the New York Giants to secure a 36-31 win at the AT&T Stadium on Sunday.
The Cowboys had six turnovers during the game, with Brandon Carr returning an interception 49 yards for the clinching touchdown while Barry Church returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Both quarterbacks also enjoyed a productive opening game to the season, with Eli Manning throwing four touchdown passes as he led the Giants into a position of making a comeback despite their earlier mistakes.
Manning ended the game 27 of 42 for 450 yards and had three 100-yard receivers in Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle.
In contrast, his counterpart Tony Romo, took a hit to the ribs just before half-time but returned to throw a second touchdown pass for Jason Witten to send the home side on the road to victory.
Romo was 36 of 49 for 263 yards, but owner Jerry Jones was more impressed with his ability to return after the break following his hit which forced him to miss the final play of the first-half.
“One tough player, one tough man. He will go out and play in pain and play hurt,” he said as quoted by ESPN.
The Giants will now look to bounce back from defeat when they host the Denver Broncos next weekend, while Dallas travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs as they look to make it two wins in two to start the new season.
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