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    It's not enough to say you're an enormous football fan and then just watch the games or play Fantasy Football every week. You've got to put a little skin in the game, dear readers, and make picks in public that open you up to being ridiculed if things don't go your way. Don't think about the downside, though. Think about the benefits you shall receive when your pigskin prognostications become the stuff of legend! Or just do it because all these other guys are doing it and you've got just as much chance of being right as they do.

    Peter King (SI.com) - Cowboys 20, Browns 16. Peter asks if anyone's realized the Cowboys can be a half-game out of first by the time the Giants play again if they win the next two games. It's a rhetorical question, we're guessing. 

    ESPN - It's a clean sweep for the Cowboys. 

    Mike Florio and Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk - Cowboys 27, Browns 17 (Florio). Cowboys 23, Browns 16 (MDS).

    Yahoo! Sports - Another clean sweep for the Cowboys. It's always worrisome when consensus smiles on the boys with the blue stars on their helmets. 

    Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com - Cowboys 27, Browns 14. Prisco suggests the Cowboys turned their entire season around in the fourth quarter last weekend. 

    The rest of CBSSports.com - The consensus continues. Everyone and their sister likes the Cowboys this week. 

    Coin Flip (Home Team is Heads) - Cowboys (Coin's record: 3-6)

    My Four-Year Old Son - "Why are they called the Browns?" "It's the name of the man who started the team." "It's silly." "I guess. Who do you think will win?" "Not the Browns."

    Me - With all of this unanimity about the Cowboys, it's tempting to buck convention and come up with a way that the Browns will win the game. I'm not all that interested in being an iconoclast, though. The Cowboys should win this game, they need to win this game and they will win this game. Cowboys 21, Browns 10.