Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
Penalties, as they did a season ago, nearly got the better of the Dallas Cowboys (1-0). Despite 13 penalties for 86 yards, Dallas defeated the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants (0-1) 24-17 at MetLife Stadium...replacement officials and all.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Miles Austin to give the Cowboys their biggest lead of the night, 24-10, with 5:57 left in the game. The Giants scored a late touchdown to cut the deficit to 24-17, but New York could get no closer.
Romo completed 22 of 29 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns, while running back DeMarco Murray carried the ball 20 times for 131 rushing yards.
Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree had his breakout game against the defending champs, as he caught eight passes for 114 yards and a pair of touchdowns. "A huge emphasis for us was big plays," Ogletree said.. "I don't want the focus to be on me too much, but I am very, very humbled and appreciative of how we played today."
Cowboys defensive lineman DeMarcus Ware collected a pair of sacks in the game, which brought his eight-year total to 101.5 sacks for his career. "I thought our defense did a really good job, first of all, controlling the run," said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.
"I thought they affected the quarterback and in the back end, against some guys who can really make plays, I thought we did a good job covering them throughout the ballgame," Garrett continued. "A lot of big third-down stops to get them off the field.-- I think pressure contributed to that. I think we played sound on defense and made it hard for them."