NFL Week One highlights

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ARLINGTON, TX-SEPTEMBER 12: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys talks with an official in the first quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Ronald Martinez)
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Los Angeles (AFP) - NFL 2015 Week One highlights:

- Play of the week -

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo's 11-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten with seven seconds remaining lifted the Cowboys to a 27-26 victory over NFC East division rivals the New York Giants.

The snap on the play hit Romo on the shin, but he collected the ball and threw to Witten, who spun out of the clutches of two Giants defenders on the goal line for the TD.

Dan Bailey converted the crucial extra point -- made more difficult this season under new rules that spot the point-after kick from the 15-yard line -- the equivalent of a 33-yard field goal.

- High flyers -

Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota threw four touchdown passes in the first half of his NFL debut to propel the Tennessee Titans to a 42-14 victory over Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a game that marked the first time two quarterbacks taken one-two in the NFL draft made starting debuts against each other.

Mariota, taken second behind Winston in the draft, wasn't second-best on Sunday.

He connected on 13 of 16 pass attempts for 209 yards and joined Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton as the only players to throw for four or more TD passes in their first NFL game.

- Low riders -

Number one draft pick Jameis Winston got his NFL career off to a dubious start -- throwing an interception that was run back for a touchdown on his first NFL pass for the Buccaneers.

It was the beginning of a tough night for Winston and the Bucs. He did throw one touchdown pass, but also threw another interception.

Winston can perhaps take heart from the fact that the last quarterback to throw a TD interception on his first NFL pass was Green Bay great and Hall of Famer Brett Favre, back in 1991.

- MVP of the week -

Tom Brady got back to work with a vengeance, throwing four touchdowns to lead New England to a 28-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday -- when the Patriots raised their Super Bowl 49 victors' banner and signalled they have put the "Deflate-gate" scandal behind them.

- Quote of the week -

"Whatever you seen, that's what happened. I'm not going to get into all that. I'm here to play football. I don't back down from nobody and I ain't out trying to start nothing. I'm just out playing football."

- Cincinnati Bengals defender Adam "Pacman" Jones, who said he didn't expect to be fined or suspended after banging Amari Cooper's head against his own helmet -- after first smacking it off the head of the Oakland rookie.