IRVING, Texas, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Tony Romo
completed just 15-of-24 passes, but they were good for 345 yards and four TDs Sunday night, as the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants, 45-35.
Jason Witten made six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown, and Dallas (1-0) amassed 478 yards of total offense, making a winner of Wade Phillips in his debut as the Cowboys’ head coach.
Romo, who threw one interception, rushed for a touchdown and hit Terrell Owens with two TD passes, while Marion Barber gained 65 yards rushing and scored a touchdown.
Plaxico Burress had eight catches for 144 yards and three touchdowns for the Giants (0-1), who lost three starters due to injuries during the game.
Eli Manning was 28-of-41 passing for 312 yards and four touchdowns, with one interception, before leaving the game late in the fourth quarter with a bruised right shoulder.
Brandon Jacobs, a featured Giants running back following the retirement of Tiki Barber, left the game in the second quarter with a right-knee sprain and did not return.
Derrick Ward rushed for 89 yards on 13 carries for the Giants.