Last week of the season, division game Cowboys at the Giants, and the division is on the line. It’s hard not to get excited about the prospects of this game. It’s the ultimate in football for the regular season. The early playoffs where you win or go home, like your team gets to start the playoffs before everyone else.
Tony Romo will be coming into the game with what was called a hand “contusion” and is likely to play this weekend. He has been throwing the ball well according to coaches and will be the key to any chances the Cowboys will have of winning this week. The Cowboys will look to be at full strength this week, but will it be enough?
The Cowboys committed a critical error last week. They looked like they laid down against the Eagles. All while the Giants fought for a tough win against the Jets. The Giants seized the momentum that is prized throughout the league going into the playoffs, especially this late in the season, whereas the Cowboys simply said I quit, before the game even started. It’s a sign that doesn’t bode well for a rematch where the Cowboys outplayed the Giants at home only to lose as the Giants gained momentum late in the game.
The Giants’ younger players are peaking late in the year as well with Victor Cruz excelling game in and game out, and DE Jason Pierre-Paul is emerging as a highly productive player opposite of Justin Tuck. Eli Manning has not been an “elite” player all season, but he has been highly efficient when it counts late in games.
The Cowboys have the personnel to win this game with Miles Austin and Laurent Robinson both finally healthy opposite of Dez Bryant, along with a capable defensive unit. However, the team has proven game in and game out that they are the picture of inconsistency if nothing else, and with the lack of momentum on their side it’s hard not to give the edge to the Giants in this one.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.