Upset Alert: New York over Dallas

Steve O Speak

Yesterday we saw a couple of upsets in college football with the big one coming in Washington when the hometown Huskies knocked off the 3rd ranked USC Trojans 16-13.  Tonight I think we will see another big upset with the New York Giants going on the road to beat the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are favored by 3 points and the Giants are the defending division champs so on paper its not much of an upset. A Giants victory though would be a stinging blow to the Cowboys faithful since tonight is the unveiling of the new Cowboys Stadium which had a price tag of over $1 billion dollars.

I like the Giants tonight simply because they are a more balanced team than Dallas. The Giants defense is going to give QB Tony Romo and the Cowboys offensive line fits all game. New York’s defensive line spends so much time in the backfield that sometimes its easy to forget they aren’t playing on offense. I see the pressure getting to Romo and forcing a couple costly turnovers tonight. The Giants offense on the other hand isn’t as flashy, but they get the job done. I think Eli Manning can have a big night tonight against the Cowboys secondary. I have a lot of questions about the Cowboys defensive backs, and I think they will be exploited for a couple of big plays.

If the Giants do win tonight and go up 2-0 in the division, I think that will prove that they are the team to beat in the East, and probably in the entire NFC. The Giants always seem to find a way to execute on offense, defense and special teams to come up with the big play to win the game. I think that will hold true tonight, and over 100,000 Cowboy fans will watch in person the G-Men ruin their home opener 24-17.

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