New York Giants Week 1 Awards: MVP, LVP and Top Rookie

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New York Giants Week 1 Awards: MVP, LVP and Top Rookie
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The New York Giants' 24-17 loss to the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night wasn't what was expected of the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Although the score doesn't indicate it, the game was primarily dominated by the Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo, who threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns against an injury-riddled Giants secondary.

New York's offensive line was unable to protect Eli Manning and had trouble opening holes for Ahmad Bradshaw on the ground while the Giants defense allowed Romo too much comfort in the pocket as he shredded it to give Dallas its first win of the 2012 season.

As a team, the Giants didn't play the type of football that fans are accustomed to seeing, but it's worth highlighting a few standout players and which guys need to improve.

Here are the Giants' Most Valuable Player, Least Valuable Player and top rookie from Week 1:

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