Divisional Playoff 1/13/08: Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants
Best believe I’m coming for that ring
The Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game since 1996 because of plays like this:
Today, Tony Romo gets to move on after such a dubious play by leading his team to the NFC Championship against the awaiting Packers.
Does he have it? Is he ready for the big time?
Tony Terrell will give it to you if you choke. Trust me on that.
Terrell Owens returns and will have a big impact on the result. He’s one of the most competitive athletes to ever live you’ll see just how much he wants it today. If he gets off early, he will have a monster day.
Marion Barber starts for Julius Jones because the brotha has proven he deserves to start with his punishing running and boundless energy.
Terry Glenn makes his first appearance of the season and I surmise it’ll take him at least a half to get his bearings.
Patrick Crayton will be a force and Jason Witten will be a big part of the offense from the tight end spot.
On defense Greg Ellis will be tested on the left side by Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs is a big back and will also hit the outside if given the opportunity. DeMarcus Ware will put pressure on the backfield all day long and will have at least a sack and a couple tackles for losses. Roy Williams will supply the speed smacks–if he can stay away from the horse collar that is. Anyone who has the ball better know where 31 is on every play.
If the Giants are to be successful, Eli Manning will have to get the ball in the hands of possession receiver Amani Toomer to set up deep balls to Plaxico Burress.
Dude hasn’t proven to have the heart to get the job done, but he’s definitely going to get his shot today. This is a huge game in the development of Eli Manning.
Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora will be in Tony Romo’s mug seemingly on every play; so we’ll see who has the cojones to stick in the pocket and make the proper throws.
Will Wade Phillips keep his team loose or will Tom Coughlin keep his team too tight?
Many people are predicting the Giants in an upset. Not here.
Cowboys 33, Giants 22