The first two quarters of New York Giants football are in the book, with the Giants leading the Dallas Cowboys, 13-9 at halftime of their season-opening game.
Dallas dominated the time of possession, 22:04-7:56, but had to settle for field goals after a trio of long drives. Dallas ran 38 plays to the Giants’ 22, but both teams finished with 185 total yards.
The Giants got two touchdowns, one on a 15-yard pass from Eli Manning to Larry Donnell, the second on a 9-yard pass to Sterling Shepard.
The first Giants’ score was set up by a 45-yard pass from Manning to Odell Beckham Jr. The second was helped by a 23-yard pass to Victor Cruz. In his first action since the middle of the 2014 season, Cruz caught three passes for 31 yards on that drive.
Randy Bullock, subbing for suspended placekicker Josh Brown, missed an extra point.
Manning went 13-of-16 for 147 yards for the Giants.