The Dallas Cowboys have had a rough few years, but they appear set to compete for the Super Bowl this season.
In 2023's Sunday Night Football opener, the Cowboys defeated division rival New York Giants 40-0 on the road.
Cowboys defeated Giants, who won an away playoff game in January, in a surprising contest.
The first touchdown summed up both sides' night. The Giants' Graham Gano field goal attempt was a Cowboys touchdown in the first quarter.
The game felt out of control before halftime. Dallas led 26-0 with 8:03 left in the second quarter. With 40-0 in the fourth quarter, many backups entered, including Dallas quarterback Cooper Rush for Dak Prescott.
In the fourth quarter, NBC color commentator Cris Collinsworth observed, “This is wild. Just wild. [The Cowboys] are simply DESTROYING the Giants. Destroying them. “Some of these hits tonight have been extraordinary.”
ESPN reports that the Cowboys are the first NFL team in 24 years to open the season with a road shutout and 40+ points. The Cowboys will host Aaron Rodgers and the Jets in Week 2.