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    Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders prepare to perform during an NFL football game in Arlington.

    It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for tomorrow’s game. Get it right, and mom will set aside two extra helpings of turkey skin that noe one else but you can have. Because, deep down, she really did love you best of her five children. You were always the special one. And now, you have the correct pick to prove it. Get it wrong, and that extra skin goes to Tommy. Stupid Tommy. JUST BECAUSE HE WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL MAKES HIM THINK HE’S SO AWESOME. It’s not fair! Here we go:

    Scott Crisp: Cowboys 20, Raiders 13

    Josh Alper: Cowboys 17, Raiders 13

    Bill Simmons: Not in yet.

    Peter King: Cowboys 19, Raiders 10. “Dallas is scoreless on 21 of the last 23 possessions, and quarterback Tony Romo has an aching back. Against most teams, that would be big trouble. Against the Raiders, it's a nine-point win.” Wouldn’t failing to score be trouble against ANY team?

    95% Of Yahoo! Users: Cowboys.

    Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 56, Redskins 1 (“I feel like playing the Raiders is like playing a team from some foreign football league. They’re terrible, but they’re so jarringly different from everyone else that they completely throw you off. I’m convinced that’s how they won three games this year. You let down if you feel like you’re playing the Rhein Fire.”)

    Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Raiders. (Index Card record: 6-3)

    The Wife: Cowboys

    Me: You know what could happen on Thanksgiving? That’s right, a punt might finally hit that stupid video board. Oakland punter Shane Lechler has the best leg in football, and he’ll get plenty of chances to nail that sucker come gametime. Cowboys win, but don’t beat the spread. Cowboys 17, Raiders 6

    Yours in the comments.