2012 Week 1 – 5* NFL Pick: GIANTS -4

Arriving 5-1 Against the Spread (‘ATS’) in their last six games with the Cowboys, public opinion has swayed to the Giants. 3-1 ATS at home in their last four matchups, the Giants arrive 4-1 Straight Up (‘SU’) at Home on opening day under Coughlin. Interestingly, the Giants have been held under 30 points only once at Home over the last four years. Look for Dallas, who closed 2010 outscored by 5 points per game on only 19 points per game to struggle with a healthy, motivated Giants defense that closed 2011 allowing 20 points only once in its last six games (including playoffs); without Robinson and Witten, Dallas wil have few silver bullets to save them from an opening night defeat.
PICK: GIANTS -4

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  1. LOSER >> Cowboys 24 – Giants 17 >> (Sports Network) – Tony Romo threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns as the Dallas Cowboys downed the New York Giants, 24-17, in the opening game of the 2012 NFL season. Romo completed 22-of-29 passes with an interception for the Cowboys, who finished last season with an 8-8 record and missed the playoffs after falling to the Giants in Week 17. Kevin Ogletree recorded the first two touchdowns of his career while catching eight balls for 114 yards in the win. DeMarco Murray added 131 yards on 20 carries for Dallas (1-0). Jason Witten, who suffered a lacerated spleen in the preseason, was cleared by doctors before the game, finishing with two receptions for 10 yards. Eli Manning went 21-for-32 through the air for 213 yards and a score for New York, which won its final six games last season to become the first 9-7 team in NFL history to win the Super Bowl. Ahmad Bradshaw carried the ball 17 times for 78 yards and a touchdown, while Victor Cruz paced all Giants (0-1) receivers with six catches for 58 yards.

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