IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys are coming off an impressive 24-17 victory over the New York Giants last week. It was a statement game for the Cowboys, given how they lost both regular season games to the Giants last season and seven of the last 10 meetings.
But Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Monday afternoon he wants his team to forget about the victory and start over again heading into a Week 2 game at Seattle.
The Cowboys lost to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium to start the 2011 season and in Week 2 had to survive to beat the San Francisco 49ers in overtime. In that game, quarterback Tony Romo suffered a fractured rib and a punctured lung. Afterward, Romo said his team couldn't afford to go 0-2.
"I think if you look last year when we went to San Francisco, we let the Jets game get away from us," Jones said. "I know we probably felt more pressure ... we didn’t want to start that season on two losses, though we were on the road. We’re on the road again for our first two games and I think that, though, I have said this, I really look at it as we’re just starting and we should look at this as an opening game."
The Cowboys played four preseason games in a 17-day period but will have had 10 days between their first two regular season games.