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Kevin Ogletree owns the stage on opening night

9/6/2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The kid from Queens stood in the visitors' locker room wearing a Brooklyn Nets cap.

Everything says New York when you see and talk to Kevin Ogletree.

On the big stage at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday night, Ogletree showed up for the Dallas Cowboys. Fans finally got to see what the Cowboys' coaches, scouts and front-office personnel were talking about.

The kid can make plays.

Ogletree finished with career highs in catches (eight), yards (114) and touchdowns (two) in the Cowboys' 24-17 victory over the New York Giants in the NFL opener.

As Ogletree did interview after interview, his cellphone buzzed from inside his suit jacket. He wasn't sure if his voicemail was full, but the 10 tickets he received for the game were for people very close to him.

The offseason was an emotional time for Ogletree.

"It's an emotional game and an emotional moment," he said. "I don't know how well I played. I'm too emotional and I had to put that behind me and I had to execute in the ballgame and help my team win."

For more of Calvin Watkins' column, click here.