Giants vs. Cowboys: Twitter Reacts to the Start of the NFL Season

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Giants vs. Cowboys: Twitter Reacts to the Start of the NFL Season
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The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys kicked off the NFL season Wednesday night in a heated NFC East rivalry matchup.

Fans were not disappointed as big catches, hits and runs were all prevalent in the first game of the 2012-13 NFL season. When the final second ticked off the clock, the Cowboys came out on top 24-17.

Fans are now left salivating for more and will have to wait till Sunday to feed their hunger for more NFL action. 

Here are some of the best fan reactions via Twitter to the start of the NFL season:

A main theme surrounding the first game of the NFL season was the replacement referees. It was strange to hear that the head ref is a middle school teacher from Boise, Idaho, but I'm sure his students were excited.

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There were a fair share of questionable calls and mishaps, but the replacement refs did a pretty decent job in their regular season debut.

Here are some of the funnier reactions on Twitter:

Then there were reactions to the play on the field.

Even though Tony Romo had a great Week 1 outing, completing 22 passes for 309 yards, along with two touchdowns and an interception, Twitter did not hold back in roasting the Cowboys quarterback before and after the game.

What does a guy got to do to get some love!

The breakout performer during the first game of the NFL season, and possibly the week, was Kevin Ogletree. Ogletree, the Cowboys No. 3 wide receiver, came up huge for his team and is set to have a breakout year. He finished with eight catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns.

I think ESPN said it best with their Tweet midway through the game:

The Giants become the first Super Bowl Champions to lose their regular season opener since the Denver Broncos in 1999. However, it's only one game, albeit an important one, but this does not spell doom for the former champs. They have enough talent to compete for a playoff spot and the NFL East crown, but they will have to find some support at cornerback.

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The Cowboys showed off their weapons Wednesday night. Romo evaded pressure better than any other quarterback in the league, Miles Austin and Dez Bryant played big at wide receiver and DeMarco Murray had some highlight-tape-worthy runs. While they can celebrate Wednesday night's victory, it is the latter part of the season that the Cowboys have to worry about.

Are you excited for the start of NFL action? Does Tony Romo deserve all the hate thrown his way? Do you think Ogletree is going to be a big time contributor this year for fantasy owners? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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