The Cowboys vs. Giants game is more than just another Monday night football match-up. These Dallas Cowboys have been exciting because they find unique ways to lose, and yet they could still make it into the NFC Playoffs with a hot streak to end the season. The NFC hasn’t been as predictable as in past seasons, and it leaves the conference wide-open with ten weeks left in the regular season after today. At some point though, the Cowboys are going to have to win some games, even if it is against tougher opponents like the New York Giants.
According to the ESPN preview of the Dallas vs. New York game, both starting quarterbacks have had good individual statistical seasons in 2010. For Dallas, Tony Romo has 1,566 passing yards in just five games to go along with 10 touchdown passes. That is more than 300 yards passing per game, making fantasy football owners that drafted him quite happy, but yielding far too few results in the win column. The Cowboys sit at 1-4 this season, 0-2 at home, and in last place in the NFC East. They have been committing too many silly penalties, and have got to act like a team that has been there before (winning column), even if they are still struggling.
The Giants are 4-2 in 2010, and have one of the best defense squads out there right now. They are giving up only 265 total yards per game, and have the second best passing defense in the league statistically. Their rushing defense is pretty good as well, ranking them seventh best in the NFL. Their offense is also top 10 overall, putting up just over 370 yards per game, and scoring at a very nice clip as well. If the Giants can pull off a win on Monday night football, they will sit alone in first place in the NFC West, but a loss would tie them with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles at 4-3 records. That right there shows how important a win is for these Giants.
The kick off on Monday night is at 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET), and the game will of course be broadcast live on ESPN. It’s a chance for Eli Manning or Tony Romo to find some success on a national stage, and it is the last memory that NFL fans will have from this past week. It will also be the first of two games that the two teams have in the next four weeks. Dallas and the Giants will meet again on Sunday, Nov. 14 in New York. Who will win the first game? We believe it will be the team with the starting quarterback who has the fewest number of mistakes Monday night.