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Giants-Cowboys final score: Six turnovers doom Giants in 36-31 loss

Giants fall to Cowboys in season-opener, 36-31.

Ronald Martinez

The New York Giants turned the ball over a ridiculous six times Sunday night, as a result losing there season-opener to the Dallas Cowboys, 36-24.

Quarterback Eli Manning was intercepted three times -- twice on screen passes. The Giants fumbled three times, two by David Wilson and one on a botched punt.

The Giants had a chance to win the game late, getting the ball with 3:41 left and trailing, 30-24. Da'Rel Scott -- replacing the benched Wilson -- had a screen pass bounce off his hands that resulted in a game-sealing 49-yard interception return for a  touchdown by Cowboys' cornerback Brandon Carr with

Manning finished 27-of-42 for 450 yards with four touchdowns and the three interceptions. Hakeem Nicks (5 catches, 114 yards), Victor Cruz (5 catches, 118 yards, 3 touchdowns) and Rueben Randle (5 catches, 101 yards) all surpassed 100 receiving yards for the Giants.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo completed 36-of-49 passes for 263 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

The loss for the Giants is their first in five games at AT&T Stadium.

Prince Amukamara of the Giants left the game in the first half with a concussion.