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    Eli's become a lot richer since his last visit to Dallas, but as long as he still gets that scared, slightly glazed look in his eyes when he throws a pass, the Cowboys have a good chance of coming out on top.

    It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for Sunday’s game. Get it right, and you’ll be able to gloat about it to Madge in Payroll. Get it wrong, and you’ll call your bookie in a tizzy, begging him to give you more time, explaining to him that your grandma’s sudden hip replacement surgery left you in a tight spot. YOU’RE GOOD FOR IT, YOU SWEAR! Here are our picks, plus picks from across the rest of the media.

    Scott Crisp: 24-20, Cowboys. “If the offensive line can keep him upright, Romo should give Dallas a shot to win.”

    Josh Alper: Cowboys, 23-20.

    Bill Simmons: Giants.

    Peter King: Cowboys 30, Giants 20. “The ascension of Tony Romo continues with a three-TD-pass day.” Ascension? Was Romo a little-known quantity up until now?

    51% Of SI Users: Giants.

    All Ten ESPN Experts: An even 50/50 split. But Golic picking the Giants tips the karma scale in favor of Dallas. Ever listen to Mike and Mike do their idiotic Stone Cold Lead Pipe Lock of the Week thing, where Greenberg goes into a higher voice for no reason? Agony.

    Michael Silver: Cowboys.

    53% Of Yahoo! Users: Giants.

    Pete Prisco (CBS): Cowboys.

    Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 5,671, Giants 7. (He would like to note that the Giants score the TD in garbage time)

    FanHouse: Cowboys.

    Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Giants.
    Me: This is an impossible game to pick. The Giants, top to bottom, have the better roster and better coaching. But the Cowboys will have the excitement of the new stadium and the roar of 100,000 plus on their side. And, they looked pretty solid last week against a Bucs team that was game for a half. Offensively, the Cowboys are the more explosive team (With an Exploding Quotient of 56.78).

    One thing is for sure: if the Cowboys win this game, they announce to Philly and New York that the NFC East is a three-team race. I’ll even go so far as to say that a win Sunday Night proves this is a 10-win team. But I don’t think they win. I think the Giants will be too much for Dallas to handle along the line of scrimmage going either way. Giants 34, Cowboys 30. It’s gonna be a good one. I bet the over.

    Yours in the comments. Get ready, folks. JerryWorld is, at long last, ready for its closeup.