New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys – Sunday October 28, 2012 4:25PM EST
Anyone that was betting on the Giants to win its opening game of the season at home against the Dallas Cowboys can feel better in knowing that they were not alone. While New York’s opening loss frustrated Giants’ fans, it should not have surprised them. The Giants continue to be the most unpredictable team in the NFL and one of the harder teams to bet on. But the Giants have been on a roll lately, and it is a much different New York team that rolls into Dallas to take on the struggling Cowboys.
Even when the Dallas Cowboys win this season, it looks like a struggle. The football betting experts are hard pressed to find any moment during the Cowboys’ three wins where the team looked to be in control of the game. The only game you could really point to would be the opening game against the Giants. Since that opening win, the Cowboys have struggled to a 3-3 record that indicates exactly where the Cowboys stand. Dallas is too good to just fade away, but it is also not good enough to break out. No matter what Jerry Jones says, this Dallas team is not a championship team.
New York Giants
Eli Manning is the master of the fourth quarter and he has thrown more fourth quarter touchdown passes that any quarterback in recent history. The legal online sports betting sites know that Eli’s ability to shine in the fourth quarter will be the big thing that undoes the Cowboys this week. The Dallas Cowboys have not been able to finish a game since week one, and Eli has had a string of success since that week which leads people to believe that the Cowboys could be in trouble in this game.
The betting sites don’t seem to have a lot of faith in Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo. Romo has proven to be a good leader, but he has not proven himself to be a winner. The Dallas defense is not helping Romo’s cause by allowing big plays late in games. The habit of opening up the field to the opposing offense will really kill the Cowboys in this game. If Dallas does not find a way to shut down Eli in the fourth quarter, then any lead Romo has built could disappear quickly.
The Bottom Line
With the Dallas Cowboys, there is no such thing as home field advantage. The Cowboys are .500 at home and .500 on the road. The Giants are 2-1 on the road and would love the chance to avenge that week one loss with a blowout win in this game. The Giants will not get the blowout it is looking for, but it will get the win.
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Pick: New York Giants