Giants vs. Cowboys Preview.
The time has come ladies and gentlemen, Football season is upon us. There is no better way, in my
mind, to start the season off than with a Sunday Night Rivalry match between the Cowboys and the GMen at Giants Stadium South. Big Blue have made themselves comfortable in the Lonestar state since Jerry Jones constructed his monstrosity, currently they’re undefeated in the new Cowboys Stadium, a nice 4-0 in high scoring non-stop action affairs. Big Blue has dropped two games against the Cowboys since they constructed their new stadium, including a disheartening season opener last season during which the Giants looked like they didn’t even want to be on the field. Let’s hope for some more fire out of the gates this year.
Giants are struggling with big injuries to some important players. Most recently Andre Brown was knocked out with a fractured leg late in a preseason game at which point he should’ve been a full time rider on the pine pony. Baas and Diehl have been out for a few weeks now and it has definitely been noticeable in the protection the O-Line has given Eli. The secondary has looked suspect at best and hopefully with the appointment of Antrel Rolle as a Captain the CB’s and Safeties will begin to step up and be noticed. David Wilson will need to be a huge spark for the Giants if they hope to get anything going against the Cowgirls, if he doesn’t produce we can certainly expect the defense to start sitting back and waiting for mistakes. One of the guys I’m personally most excited to see play is new acquisition Brandon Myers from the Raiders. The guy was able to rack up 79 catches for 806 yards and 4 TD’s on a perennial early off season team.
The Cowboys are gonna be a very similar team to what the Giants faced in last year’s opener. Demarco Murray will be back in full action, pounding the ball, Romo is going to be throwing picks and TD’s like he always does (he’s always good for 3 TD’s and 300 yards against the Giants) and Dez was probably out getting liquored up last night so who knows what he’ll do. One interesting note is that Morris Clairborne missed all of the preseason with a knee injury and has only seen a few reps with the scout squad, so hopefully he’ll be a little rusty and Nicks will make him look like a fool out there.
As always, there are no easy games for Big Blue. The Cowboys and Giants never fail in having some pretty intense games and I don’t expect this one to be any different. I predict it’s gonna be less than a 4 point spread at the final whistle. The Road to Giants Stadium in February starts tonight. LET’S GO GIANTS!!!!