The difference this year is the game is before Thanksgiving. It has the potential to get the Cowboys (5-5) back into a tie for first place with idle Philadelphia, and to end the Giants’ bid to get back into contention after losing their first six games.
Dallas owner Jerry Jones declared on Thursday that Garrett will return in 2014 regardless of whether the Cowboys qualify for the playoffs.
The resistance to change is understandable. Garrett’s entire foundation – not just as a coach but as a person – is unflappability. And Jones’ stated position is sound as well.
Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.
The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles battled for first place in the NFC East and the Cowboys defense played their best game of the season against the Eagles high powered offense. Here is a look at the Cowboys grades for this game.
The Dallas Cowboys don’t have much room for Dwayne Harris at wide receiver. As a result, he might be about to need to make room on his mantle for yet another NFC Special-Teams Player of the Week Award.
DeMarcus Ware finished the Dallas Cowboys’ third game of the NFL season with two sacks, giving him 115 for his career. That allowed him to surpass Harvey Martin for the most in team history.
I hate the New York Giants. No one else comes close. A Giants loss on Sunday can single-handedly save my weekend. They could be facing Johnny Lohan and I’d still root for Manziel. They’re the luckiest team in sports history.
They’re not Super Bowl favorites, but they’re not bottom feeders either. In CBSSports.com’s initial Power Rankings, the Dallas Cowboys open the season at No. 14, four spots behind division-foe New York.
Coach Jason Garrett’s job could depend on Dallas ending three-year playoff drought. QB Tony Romo got richest contract in franchise history and needs to back it up with first extended postseason run of career.
A hometown hero from Danville, Virginia, Giants running back David Wilson is familiar to carrying vast expectations. After a rookie season filled with lavish highlights of his prodigious potential, the upcoming season appears very bright for Wilson.
Two respected Cowboys voices not given to hyperbole — All-Pro tight end Jason Witten and scout-turned-analyst Bryan Broaddus — are, in recent days, offering rosy forecasts for 2013.