By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Carr returned an interception 49 yards for a clinching touchdown, and the Dallas Cowboys beat Eli Manning for the first time at their fancy $1.2 billion stadium with six takeaways in a 36-31 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
Tony Romo threw two scoring passes to Jason Witten.
Manning threw three touchdown passes to Victor Cruz and had New York in position for a comeback despite the flurry of mistakes.
But with the Giants trailing 30-24, a pass from Manning went off the hand of running back De'Rel Scott into Carr's arms.
The cornerback beat Manning down the sideline for Dallas' second defensive touchdown with 1:50 remaining.
The Giants and Manning won in their first four trips to Arlington, including the stadium's first regular-season game in 2009.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Gary Kubiak says safety Ed Reed could play when the Texans open the season at San Diego on Monday night. Reed was taken off the physically unable to perform list on Saturday. He has been recovering from April hip surgery to repair a partially torn labrum.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie linebacker Manti Te'o has been ruled out of Monday night's opener against the Houston Texans with what the team has called a sprained right foot.
Te'o hasn't practice since hurting his foot in the exhibition opener against Seattle on Aug. 8. He has had his foot in a walking boot almost constantly since then.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Gary Kubiak says safety Ed Reed could play when the Texans open the season at San Diego on Monday night.
Reed was taken off the physically unable to perform list on Saturday and returned to practice on a limited basis this week. He has been recovering from April hip surgery to repair a partially torn labrum.
The nine-time Pro Bowler signed in the offseason. He will practice in pads for the first time on Friday. Kubiak says he's been encouraged by the progress Reed has made this week, and that he'll know more about his status for the opener in the next couple of days.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer still hasn't returned from a left knee injury that kept him out all of training camp and is listed as doubtful for the season opener against the New York Giants.
Spencer missed the last full practice Friday before Sunday night's game. He aggravated an injury from offseason workouts in the pre-camp conditioning test and had arthroscopic surgery July 25th. Spencer said he had swelling in the knee this week.
Assuming Spencer doesn't play, George Selvie will make his first career start after signing early in camp.
The team's website reports backup defensive end Ben Bass dislocated a shoulder in practice this week and may be placed on injured reserve. The Cowboys are expected to sign defensive lineman Jerome Long who was in training camp to fill Bass's spot.
SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer still hasn't returned to practice less than a week before the season opener.
Spencer wasn't on the field Monday, although it was essentially a bonus session to prepare for Sunday night's opener against the New York Giants.
The seventh-year pro missed all of training camp. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee July 25 after an injury from offseason workouts flared up in the pre-camp conditioning test.
Spencer is playing his second straight season under the franchise tag after leading the team in tackles and getting a career-high 11 sacks in 2012.
The 29-year-old Spencer's injury means journeyman George Selvie could start against the Giants. Selvie didn't join the Cowboys until the fourth day of camp.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Dante Rosario from the Dallas Cowboys for a seventh-round pick in next year's draft.
The Cowboys reported the deal on their website Monday.
Dallas picked up Rosario during the offseason, and he was among five tight ends on the team's original 53-man roster.
Rosario is entering his seventh season and could be playing for his fourth team since the start of 2011. He has 99 catches for 1,106 yards and eight touchdowns in 91 career games. He has started 26 times.
The 28-year-old Rosario was a fifth-round pick by Carolina in 2007 and spent four seasons with the Panthers. He split 2011 between Miami and Denver and was with San Diego last year.
Texans put Reed on active roster
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have moved safety Ed Reed to the active roster from the physically unable to perform list and released several players to trim their roster to 53.
Reed spent all of camp recovering from offseason hip surgery. The nine-time Pro Bowl player signed with theTexans after spending his entire career with the Ravens.
The Texans chose to keep three quarterbacks on their roster after T.J. Yates and Case Keenum both impressed coach Gary Kubiak in the competition to back up Matt Schaub.
Also on Saturday, the Texans released defensive ends Keith Browner and Delano Johnson, linebackers Cameron Collins and Mike Mohamed, receivers Andy Cruse and EZ Nwachukwu, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerbacks Roc Carmichael and Elbert Mack, fullback Tyler Clutts, running backs Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim, safeties Orhian Johnson and Jawanza Starling, offensive linemen Tyler Horn, Alex Kupper and Nate Menkin and nose tackle Chris Jones.
Houston also placed receiver Alan Bonner, tackle Brennan Williams and linebacker Trevardo Williams and the injured reserve and released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, nose tackle David Hunter and receiver Mike Smith with injury settlements.
By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Case Keenum and T.J. Yates each threw a touchdown pass in their battle for the backup job, and Cierre Wood and Dennis Johnson combined for 187 yards rushing, leading lead the Houston Texans past the Dallas Cowboys 24-6 in a preseason finale Thursday night.
Keenum directed touchdown drives of 87 and 80 yards, the latter capped by a 27-yard touchdown pass to Lestar Jean. Yates, the backup to Matt Schaub the past two seasons, threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Andy Cruse and led another drive to a field goal.
Alex Tanney was under pressure and struggled in his bid get Dallas to keep a third quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton. He was 17 of 31 for 177 yards with an interception.
Wood had 107 yards rushing, and Johnson had 79 yards and a touchdown.