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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after his first quarter touchdown reception against the New York Giants was confirmed by video replay on November 14, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for this week’s game. Get it right, and you can finally afford that Fender guitar you’ve had your eye on. Then you can buy it, take lessons, realize playing guitar is way hard and hurts your fingers, and then sell it to the kid down the street for three bucks. Get it wrong, and you’ll never get to experience that kind of thrill. Here we go:

    Peter King: Cowboys 30, Lions 16. “Forget Jason Garrett's influence for a minute. What about Jon Kitna's?" What about it? He had one good game last week. COLOR ME DAZZLED. "If he has a second straight strong game here, all of a sudden I see the Cowboys finishing 5-3 under Garrett, assuming they can win one of the following games they'll be favored to lose down the stretch -- New Orleans (Thanksgiving), at Indianapolis, Philadelphia, at Philadelphia." Oh man, they are SO not winning any of those games. "All kinds of fun things are dancing around Jerry Jones' head with a win over the Leos.” Like what? YEEHAWWWW WE MIGHT GO 6-10! Tell me that wouldn't fire up the Double J.

    Ten of Ten ESPN Experts: Cowboys. All ten! That’s just how quickly people seem to be drinking the Garrett Kool Aid. In fact, seven games this week got unanimous picks by the ESPN staff. Again, BEWARE.

    Michael Silver: Lions.

    86% Of Yahoo! Users: Cowboys.

    Pete Prisco (CBS): Cowboys.

    Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 33, Lions 0. (“If we win out, we’ll be 9-7 with a winning division record. We could even make the playoffs! Oh God, I’m doing it again, aren’t I? STUPID! I’M SO STUPID!”)

    Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Cowboys (Index Card record: 5-4)

    The Wife: Cowboys.

    Me: I think it’s way too easy to get swept up by the Cowboys in the wake of one little win, against a team that goes to great lengths to hand other teams the football. All it took was one stupid game for everyone to go back drinking the Dallas Kool Aid. I dunno. I think that’s an unwise idea. LIONS 23, COWBOYS 14.

    Yours in the comments.

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