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    NEWSLETTERS

    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 able to buy turkeys for an entire town. You’ll hand them out to people on the street and become known as Godfather to the neighborhood. Then the Feds will hunt you down on racketeering charges and finally discover the dark secrets behind your supposed philanthropic gestures. You monster. Get it wrong, and you’ll be the one lining up to get a free turkey from the local small-time mobster. Such irony! Here we go:

    Mike Golic: Saints. You ever hear that Stone Cold Lead Pipe Lock segment they do on his show? We should play that on a loop for political prisoners.

    Michael Silver: Saints.

    80% Of Yahoo! Users: Saints.

    Pete Prisco (CBS): Saints.

    Andy (Cowboys fan I know): Cowboys 29, Saints 24. (“We beat them last year! We beat them last year! In their house! Does that count for NOTHING? You haters will pay for throwing history out the window!”)

    Index Card I Threw Up In The Air With The Name Of Each Team On Either Side, Seeing Which Team Would Land Face Up: Saints (Index Card record: 6-4)

    The Wife: Cowboys.

    Me: This would be a good place for a contrarian alert, given that the chalk is going for New Orleans. But Dallas’ two-game win streak includes a win over a 2-8 team and a 6-4 Giants team that’s utterly fraudulent. Now they take on the defending champs, with Reggie Bush back in the fold. Eh, I can’t go for it. That’s Jon Kitna still in charge of things. He can turn back into Jon Kitna at any moment. I will say this though: If the Cowboys win this game, they’re finishing 8-8. SAINTS 34, COWBOYS 21.

    Yours in the comments. Happy Turkey Day.