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<p>Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) tries to keep away New York Giants middle linebacker Mark Herzlich (58) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday in Arlington. </p>

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) tries to keep away New York Giants middle linebacker Mark Herzlich (58) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday in Arlington.

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Dallas Cowboys open season with a win

They say that a strong defense is what gets you a championship. For the Dallas Cowboys, their goal of making the playoffs and winning a Super Bowl trophy looked more realistic as the team’s defense led the way by forcing five turnovers to get the victory against the New York Giants, 36-31 in the season opener held Monday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.