Kevin Ogletree – There have been questions about who would be the third wide receiver. Ogletree's ability to show toughness on slant routes and make contested catches was the difference in this game. He had struggled with consistency, but he made plays throughout the game.
DeMarcus Ware – Much of the conversation before the game was about pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants, but Ware stole the headlines. Ware was outstanding with his pressure and ability to play the run at the point of attack. The Cowboys needed a big day of him harassing Manning, and they got it.
Chris Jones – The new guy was outstanding on his two punts. Both were high and angled perfectly to be caught near the sideline. With a long punt of 60 yards and an average of 54, Jones forced the Giants to start at their own 13- and 16-yard lines.