IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have had their much-needed bye and now head to the Meadowlands for a much-needed win over the Giants, who have won four straight games. The Cowboys need this victory to keep pace with the 6-5 Eagles, who are on their bye week.
Here are the gut feelings for staff writers Nick Eatman, David Helman and Rowan Kavner.
David Helman: The Giants are on a roll, and they’re talking like they know it. That’s been a little worrisome to me all week, and this morning I thought for sure I’d be picking a Giants win this weekend. But then I thought back to what we know about New York’s opposition during the win streak: it hasn’t been good. I also thought about what the coaching staff has been saying this week, about new arrangements and aggressive play calls.
Rowan Kavner: The weather will turn this much-anticipated matchup into a sloppy mess of a game. That means not many points, and it also puts a lot of pressure on the defense to hold. That could be troubling for the Cowboys, who took advantage of a bevy of Giants turnovers to take the first matchup between the teams but have recently hit a skid. Both sides will turn the ball over this week. The additions of
Nick Eatman: I really think this is the most important game the Cowboys have played in a while. If they lose, sure they still have a chance to win the division and get into the playoffs. But winning this one is huge in terms of getting to 4-0 in the NFC East and basically owning all tiebreakers, not to mention burying the Giants. Confidence-wise, it would be huge heading into a winnable Thanksgiving Day game. I think the Cowboys play well, and crisper on offense. I see Miles Austin making a difference and