After stumbling out to a 1-4 start, your Dallas Cowboys are like a thoroughbred race horse with a broken leg.
They're just waiting to be put out of their misery.
And there's no doubt that the team coming to town on Monday night would love no more than to be the team to do it.
All the teams in the NFC East hate each other. Always have. But in recent years I think it's safe to say the biggest rivalry has been the Giants-Cowboys one, right down to who can build the better stadium.
The Cowboys offensive line is some serious trouble this weekend, especially now with Kyle Kosier being out AGAIN after an achillies injury suffered on Sunday.
This is the same team that gave up six sacks to a respectable defensive front against Tennessee WITH Kosier, and now they face possibly the most fearsome defensive front in the NFL that has averaged nearly four sacks per game and knocked out three quarterbacks this season.
Since Wade Phillips' arrival in Dallas, the Cowboys has been widely criticized for being a solid unit but not producing enough turnovers. This year, they have four. The Giants defense has forced 14 turnovers.
The numbers just don't give you a really good feeling about turning things around this weekend, and make no mistake, it has to happen this weekend or it is officially over. The home Super Bowl dreams, everything, down the drain.
At least one New York franchise will go home a loser this weekend, and the mass hysteria in Dallas will be delayed for one more week because of it.