It’s that time of week. Time to man up and make your pick for this week’s game. Get it right, and you'll be personally invited to assume dictatorship of Libya. Here we go:
Peter King: Cowboys 27, Rams 9. “I think the Cowboys will enter the last two weeks of the season -- Philly at home, then at the Giants -- with their playoff fate in their hands. They've looked too good too often this year to think they'll be 7-9." Show that last sentence to your English teacher and watch the steam come out of her ears. By the way, the Cowboys ALWAYS look like they should be better than they are. That's their MO.
Ten of Ten ESPN Experts: Cowboys. Only four games received unanimous picks from the ESPN Borg collective. It's almost as if they have their own thoughts!
Yahoo! Users: Cowboys.
Mike Silver: Cowboys.
Pete Prisco (CBS): Cowboys.
Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Rams 20, Cowboys 19 (“They suck. I hate them. I hope they lose every game ever.”)
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. (Card Record: 3-2)
The Wife: Cowboys
Me: Perfect opportunity for a contrarian alert, since everyone fully expects the Cowboys to rebound here. But I can't pick the Rams. They're awful. I'm not even sure they have 22 healthy players. Sam Bradford is reportedly starting on Sunday and he's going to get murdered. This is one of those games where it doesn't matter if Tony Romo or Jason Garrett screws up or not. The Rams are a forgiving team like that. Also, if the Cowboys lose this game, everyone is fired. COWBOYS 28, RAMS 7 (2011 picks: 3-2)
Yours in the comments.