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Desperation Bowl?



    Who would've thought that on Oct. 12, the Dallas Stars would have more wins than the Dallas Cowboys? Certainly not me.

    Who would've thought that Game 5 of the NFL season could make or break the season of a preseason Super Bowl favorite?

    Who would've thought the team that arguably should have won the NFC championship last year would be in the same boat?

    Well, that's where we're at, folks. Dallas travels to Minnesota on Sunday to play Brett Favre's disintegrating Vikings at the very same site where the Cowboys were embarrassed by the Vikings in their divisional round playoff game last year.

    And if any other fanbase in the league knows how Cowboys fans are feeling, it's Vikings fans.

    By now, everyone knows about the Brett Favre controvery stirred up on Deadspin, which is now gaining even more steam, with apparently more woman coming forward with their stories of Favre's allegedly new creeper status.

    The Vikings are coming apart at the seams, which was evidenced last week by their acquisition of former hometown hero Randy Moss. Sure, Moss is a great weapon and is still probably the most feared receiver in football. But, the Vikings don't really need him to the extent where it's going to fix their problems. They have Bernard Berrian, Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice returning from injury soon. That's a lot of guys to keep happy, especially when you have the biggest Billy BadA in football at running back, Adrian Peterson.

    Both teams are 1-3, and going 1-4 would certainly end any hopes of making the playoffs, much less winning a title. And make no mistake, both of these teams entered the season with very real Super Bowl aspirations.

    It would seem that the Vikings would be the lesser of the two in regards to chaos and panic, but that could be because we're in Dallas and more exposed to Cowboys panic than Vikings panic, but the Cowboys will certainly go to the Metrodome on Sunday as the underdog, and probably a pretty heavy one.

    So, one more question for you...

    Who's more desperate? We'll know at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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