NFC East Rivalry: A look back at the top five memorable Tony Romo vs Eli Manning matchups

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1. Week 2, 2009: Welcome to Cowboy Stadium

The first-ever game at Jerry World was played on September 20th 2009. The 1-0 Giants took on the 1-0 Cowboys. In front of a crowd of 105,121 fans, the two teams led by their Pro Bowl quarterbacks would put on a show.

Both quarterbacks led multiple scoring drives, and both teams fought to the end. Manning got the better side of the performance, completing 25/38 passes, 330 yards, and two touchdowns. Overall this week two saw several lead changes, 805 yards of total offense, 42 combined 1st downs, seven touchdowns, four field goals, and even a football going off the cleat of future Hall-of-Famer Jason Witten, which resulted in a Kenny Phillips interception. 

The Cowboys did struggle with turnovers. Tony Romo threw interceptions including one that was a pick-six by Bruce Johnson. Yet only in a Giants-Cowboys game can you commit four turnovers and still have a chance at winning the game. 

Despite the interceptions, Romo still found the end zone twice in the game. A one-yard touchdown pass to Witten and a three-yard rushing touchdown by Romo as both scoring plays gave Dallas the lead at one point. 

Again, however, it was Manning with the late game heroics. With 3:40 left to go and Dallas up by one, Manning marched the Giants downfield on an 11-play 57-yard drive, ending in a Lawrence Tynes 37-yard field goal 33-31 Giants win. 

Just like any match up between these two quarterbacks the games will feature crazy sequences. It seems like whoever had the ball last would win the game.

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