Sunday, January 13, 2008

The day we've been waiting for has dawned

It's been a long time coming. The Cowboys have been gearing up for two weeks to play the Giants a third time this year. Tony Romo is going after his first playoff win that eluded him a year ago up in Seattle. Last week Eli Manning won his first playoff game ever at Tampa Bay. Now it's Romo's turn. The Cowboys were due to bust out this season in a big way, which they did. They went 13-3, won the NFC East without much of a challenge, for the first time since 1998, and secured the top conference seed for the first time since 1995. The biggest question of all is will the Cowboys be there today? Frankely, the Giants, in their two losses to Dallas this year, couldn't have played any better on offense then they did, and it wasn't enough. ANd they will miss TE Jeremy SHockey today. The Giants defense, who only sacked Romo a COMBINED two times in those two games, are VULNERABLE in the secondary, especially if CB Sam Madison (doubtful today because of a pulled stomach muscle) can't give it a go. I just don't see how they can win if they don't get to Romo. He will,as he did previously, pick that secondary to pieces, maybe even more so with Madison out and the addition of Terry Glenn. T.O. hasn't played since he suffering the high ankle sprain in the Dec. 22 win over Carolina, but he'll be out there today. He looks radiant, confident. That's bad news for the Giants, who in the second game, chose to key in on TE Jason Witten. So T.O. tore it up, along with Patrick Crayton, and now Terry Glenn is in the mix. The Giants can't win unless they somehow get to Romo and the Cowboys help them out some. The Giants can't afford ANY turnovers and if they get behind, well......they aren't playing the Bucs, or the Bills, or the Bears this time. If the Cowboys don't help them out, the Giants won't win. Period. People make such a big deal out of the G-Men losing only one road game all year while they were a woeful 3-5 at home. One important fact left out. WHO WAS THAT ONE ROAD LOSS TO?
Dallas in week one. The Giants began the 2007 season with a loss to Dallas. They will end the season in the same place. As long as Dallas shows up, their best will beat New York's best.

Prediction: Cowboys 34, Giants 20

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