ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 22, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
It’s the most unpopular 31-days in all of Dallas, Texas. The other 334 are cakes and pies, compared to what happens around in here December. It’s the month famously known for the Cowboys demise. They enter the 12th month sitting at 8-3, atop of the NFC East. That’s good news. However, their final five games are brutal. And it starts today in their final game at the Meadowland against the desperate New York Giants.
Once 5-0, the Giants were anointed September Super Bowl Champions. Since then, they’ve lost 5-of-6. A loss today would end the Giants playoff hopes. And with a clubhouse like New York’s that’s not okay. This team is a wounded animal, and those are the most dangerous.
If the Cowboys ever wanted to shut up their critics, today is the day. They have to come into this hostile environment, and beat a team whose playoff lives is on life support. Because of the chemistry, I do genuinely believe this year’s team is different. And they’ll get an excellent opportunity to make their owners off-season moves look genius. Quite frankly, anything done before now means nothing.
Revenge is rarely used in professional sports. But the Cowboys will have exactly that on their minds today. The Giants came into their new home and won. Not only did the G-men win, Brandon Jacobs stomped on the Star at midfield, and Eli Manning autographed a wall. The Giants defaced the Cowboys billion-dollar baby.
Now it won’t take much to make the Meadowlands look bad. The place is a dump.
Of all the places Tony Romo can be trusted, it’s actually right here in the Meadowlands. He can exit Jersey as only the second quarterback to never lose a game in the Giants litter box.
Once again the Cowboys get a break with great weather, and need today to prove everyone wrong. If not, it’s going to be a long winter. The question is: which team is hungrier?