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Behind dominating performance by Dallas D, the Cowboys open the 2023 NFL season by embarrassing the NFC East rival New York Giants; check out highlights and Week 2 previews for Cowboys & Houston Texans

After 28 consecutive seasons of high expectations turning into disappointment season-after-season, the Dallas Cowboys walked off the field following their nationally-televised Sunday Night Football destruction of NFC East rival New York Giants feeling like this could finally be their year.

But following an eventful opening weekend of NFL football, fans were provided with more questions with answers. Are the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars for real? Will Jordan Love really make the Green Bay Packers forget Aaron Rodgers? And what will the New York Jets do without Aaron Rodgers, who went down with a season-ending injury in the first quarter?

DALLAS Cowboys 40, at NEW YORK Giants 0

Utilizing a diversified defense that dominated the season-opener, the Dallas Cowboys embarrassed the New York Giants, 40-0, before a nationally-televised audience on Sunday Night Football.

Dallas’ Noah Igbinoghene returned a blocked field goal 58 yards for a touchdown on the opening series, DaRon Bland scored on a pick-six later in the first quarter, the Cowboys (1-0) sacked Giant quarterback Daniel Jones seven times and the Dallas defense forced three turnovers to take control of the game from its outset.

Offensively, Cowboy running back Tony Pollard scored on two short touchdown runs as Dallas defeated the Giants (0-1) for the fifth straight time, winning 12 of the last 13 meetings. The Giants’ shutout loss was the largest between the teams, topping the Cowboys’ 35-0 win in 1995, also in a season-opener in the Meadowlands. It was also the Cowboys’ biggest shutout victory in any game, topping their 38-0 win over the Baltimore Colts in 1978.

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at BALTIMORE Ravens 25, HOUSTON Texans 9

Despite losing running back J.K. Dobbins for the season to a torn Achilles tendon, the Baltimore Ravens overcame adversity as Justice Hill scored twice in the second half, and the Ravens pulled away for a 25-9 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Baltimore managed only 265 total yards and Lamar Jackson turned the ball over twice, but the Ravens’ defense kept C.J. Stroud and the Texans out of the end zone. Jackson led Baltimore in rushing with 38 yards on six attempts.

Baltimore (1-0) looked out of sync for much of its first game with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, and the Texans (0-1) kept it close for a half under new coach DeMeco Ryans. Stroud, a rookie making his first start, directed a couple of solid drives, but Houston couldn’t move the ball consistently enough.

Jackson threw for 169 yards connecting with rookie receiver Zay Flowers nine times for 78 yards as the main source of excitement for Baltimore’s new-look offense.

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Thursday, September 7

Detroit Lions 21, at Kansas City Chiefs 20

Sunday, September 10

Cincinnati Bengals 3, at Cleveland Browns 24

Houston Texans 9, at Baltimore Ravens 25

Carolina Panthers 10, at Atlanta Falcons 24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings

Tennessee Titans 15, at New Orleans Saints 16

Arizona Cardinals 16, at Washington Commanders 20

Jacksonville Jaguars 31, at Indianapolis Colts 21

San Francisco 49ers 30, at Pittsburgh Steelers 7

Green Bay Packers 38, at Chicago Bears 20

Philadelphia Eagles 25, at New England Patriots 20

Miami Dolphins 36, at Los Angeles Chargers 34

Las Vegas Raiders 17, at Denver Broncos 16

Los Angeles Rams 30, at Seattle Seahawks 13

Dallas Cowboys 40, at New York Giants 0

Monday, September 11

Buffalo Bills 16, at New York Jets 22

WEEK 2 PREVIEWS: NY Jets at Dallas, Indianapolis at Houston


Thursday, September 14

Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m., Prime Vide

Sunday, September 17

Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Las Vegas Raiders at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Fox

Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m., Fox

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m., Fox

New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Washington Commanders at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, September 18

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, 7:15 p.m., ESPN

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m., ABC

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