There’s no signs of the Giants slowing down. And yet, you know the Cowboys aren’t going to lose every home game this season. No reason to think that Big Blue, now confident and capable on both sides of the ball, can’t beat the law of averages by piling another loss on the drain-circling Cowboys.
There are big names on the injury report this week, but it looks like Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Hakeem Nicks will all play on Monday night. With an extra day of rest for these non-practicing players the Giants will have their full complement of players and will look to key on their strength – defense. Pressure on Tony Romo by the Giants big defensive front could be the key to shutting down the ‘Boys talented and hungry passing game.
There is a huge upside to taking this grudge match with a divisional rival, almost at that playing-for-pride point less than halfway into the season. The Jints will have arrived at that elite playoff-type level while they throw dirt on the bewildering Cowpokes. There would be a nice jolt in confidence.
A win Monday night would mean the Giants had more hunger than a Dallas team which is starving, a team with a ton of hurt on their shoulders. That’s why this game will be won in the trenches, by the Giants tandem of runners, Bradshaw and Jacobs, and by the will to win of the offensive line. Monday night the Giants will have the last bullet and the character to aim it true at the end of a long, high-scoring shootout.
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Written by Mark Reichman