The first game of the 2012 NFL season is in the books. The defending Super Bowl champs started off with a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Was it a significant victory for Tony Romo and company?Obviously, a win is a win. The Cowboys have had quite the dry spell, not winning a playoff game since 1996. So is this regular season win against a division rival important? Is momentum now in their favor?

Many pick the Cowboys year after year to win the Super Bowl. Others have given Romo chance after chance to prove himself. He’s now 10 years into his NFL career and some say it’s time to put up or shut up.

The Cowboys seemed very excited to win their first game of the regular season, but is it as significant of getting over the playoff hump?