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Final Score: Dallas 36, NY Giants 31

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Many in Big D wondered whether the 73-year- old Monte Kiffin could still get his defenses to generate a plethora of turnovers.

The ageless one won't be questioned again anytime soon.

Especially after he helped end the curse at "Jerry's World."

Brandon Carr's game-sealing 49-yard interception return for touchdown late in the fourth quarter lifted the Dallas Cowboys to a 36-31 triumph over the New York Giants on Sunday night.

The Giants, who had been unbeaten in four prior trips to the $1.2 billion AT&T Stadium, tallied three of their six turnovers within the first 6:10 of the game.

The Cowboys (1-0), coming off a pair of 8-8 campaigns and a third straight year missing the postseason, decided to make the change from Rob Ryan's intricate 3-4 scheme to Kiffin's 4-3 Tampa 2.

Dallas' defense forced a franchise-low 16 giveaways under the leadership of Ryan last season.

During Kiffin's tenure as the defensive coordinator of the powerhouse Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996-2008, his defense averaged 19 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries and 39 sacks a year.

 

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