The Cowboys are coming off yet another very ugly win over a struggling Carolina Panthers team than made nobody feel better about this season. The defense didn’t look great, the running game looked bad, and the passing game did just enough to get the win. Now they take on the defending champion/division rival Giants at home in a week 1 rematch where the Cowboys played their best game of the season. The SportDFW staff weighs in on their thoughts for the Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants.
The Cowboys will continue to unravel because of too many injuries to key personnel and Jerry Jones’ own impotence as the General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys. Until JJ recognizes his failures, the Cowboys will continue to be a less than average team.
It is unfortunate that players like Jason Witten and Tony Romo must endure an owner who sees everyone’s failure but his own.
New York Giants 37 – Dallas Cowboys 17
Didn’t Cowboys owner Jerry Jones say earlier this year that he couldn’t wait for the Cowboys to kick the Giants’ asses when they visited Cowboys Stadium this year? Given the Giants’ recent success in the Cowboys’ venue, I don’t think that was a wise thing to say. Only adds bulletin board material for the Giants. New York may have overlooked last week’s game against the Redskins, but they sure won’t overlook this one.
New York Giants 27 – Dallas Cowboys 17
The last time the Cowboys played the Giants, Dallas opened up this season with a win and gave all ‘Boys fans the feeling that this season would be different. Well, since then they have been the most inconsistent team in the NFL and looked very bad against some bad teams. With that said they are 3-3 and tied for second in the NFC East and a win could put them all alone in second place in the division. The Giants own the Cowboys when playing at Cowboys Stadium, but something makes me think this team will find the spark that they had during week one. Romo, Witten, and Dez all have great games as the Cowboys offense opens up and scores at will.
Dallas Cowboys 34 – New York Giants 21
These two teams have gone in opposite directions since their week one meeting. The Cowboys have failed to live up to the promise of that game while the Giants have looked like a defending champ that is just cruising through the regular season and waiting for the playoffs to start. A win in this game would be huge for Dallas for a number of reasons: it would get the embarrassing monkey off their backs of not yet having beaten the Giants in Cowboys Stadium, it would give them momentum heading into the second half of the season and most importantly, it would hand the Giants their second loss against the Cowboys and third division loss overall of the season. A win for the Giants, on the other hand, gives them a firm grasp on the NFC East lead.
No Sean Lee, no DeMarco Murray, but no excuses as injuries are a part of life in the NFL. Jason Garrett will likely get another chance to show if he knows how to manage a two-minute drill…let’s hope he’s up to the task.
Dallas Cowboys 27 – New York Giants 24