Friday, December 30, 2011

Draft 2012: Bowl Stock Watch

By Evan Silva - Rotoworld.com 12/30/11

Politi: Giants' playoff future could rest on Justin Tuck as they face Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

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Justin Tuck (above) and the Giants face Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, with the winner taking the NFC East crown.By Steve Politi - Star Ledger 12/30/11

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants: Battle for the NFC East

By Joe Maine - InReeseWeTrust.com 12/30/11 
This is what it is all about.  One game.  One night.  And only one team can make it to post season.  Now the New York Giants and the Cowboys are two very alike houses. Both teams have gotten rid of their old stadium for a new one.  Both teams both have 30 playoff appearances.  Which is the most in the NFL.  Both sides have had great players to change the game.  Lawrence Taylor and Emmitt Smith.  But that is all history. 
Let talk about the present.  Both teams are 8-7 with this being the final game of the season with a lot on the line.  The Giants were swept by the Skins, won and lost a game to the Eagles, and beat the Cowboys.  The Cowboys lost to the Giants where swept by the Eagles and swept the Redskins.  The Cowboys also have the better win percentage all time against the G-men with the record standing at 56-41-2.  To add even more suspense to this game this will be the 100th time these two teams have played each other. 
The keys to win this game on both sides are clear and simple.  Good defense and good running game will most likely win the game.  We can expect a lot of rushing by both the Cowboys and the Giants.  On defense, keep your eye on Jason Pierre-Paul for the Giants and DeMarcus Ware for the Cowboys.  These two players alone have accounted for 33 1/2 sacks.  That’s more sacks right there then the entire Pittsburgh Steelers entire team.  Another two players to look for on both sides are Victor Cruz and Dez Bryant. Both of these wide receivers have only been around for two years and have become there QB’s go to guy.  Last but not least the Quarterbacks- Eli Manning AKA The Iron Man of the NFL right now, not missing a single game in his career against Tony Romo, a man who played with a broken rib and punctured lung.   Look for the QB with least turnovers to win the game.  
This will be one heck of a game with many aftermath questions.  Will the losing coach be fired?  What will the winning team do in the Wild Card round?  We will have to find out this Sunday Night.  Who will win when the Big Blue Wrecking Crew hosts America’s Team?    

Giants' Perry Fewell not worried about limiting Jason Pierre-Paul's snap count anymore

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell wanted to limit end Jason Pierre-Paul to about 45 snaps per game. Pierre-Paul more than doubled that figure against the Jets but remained effective.Tim Farrell/Star Ledger By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 12/30/11

Serby on Tom Coughlin’s future with Giants

STILL HERE: No matter the result of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, Tom Coughlin is expecting to be on the Giants sidelines next season.
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STILL HERE: No matter the result of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, Tom Coughlin is expecting to be on the Giants sidelines next season.
By Steve Serby - NY Post 12/30/11

Osi Umenyiora eager to return against Dallas

  New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora (72) practices at Timex Field before the game against the New England Patriots.
Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily News

Out since late November with ankle sprain, Osi Umenyiora says 'I might be able to' play for Giants Sunday night with season on line.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 12/30/11

Giants looking to get back to playoffs

Giants eager to return to postseason
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 12/30/11

NY Giants running back Brandon Jacobs doesn’t hate the Dallas Cowboys, he just hates their fans

NY Giants RB Brandon Jacobs celebrates game-winning TD in final minute in Big Blue’s 37-34 win over Dallas Cowboys in Week 14.
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NY Giants RB Brandon Jacobs celebrates game-winning TD in final minute in Big Blue’s 37-34 win over Dallas Cowboys in Week 14.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 12/30/11

Dallas Cowboys should no longer be referred to as 'America's Team'

Giants DE Justin Tuck says title needs to be challenged

By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 12/30/11

Who has the matchup edge when the NY Giants battle the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East division title and a playoff berth?


 Brandon Jacobs and the Giants look to run over the Cowboys Sunday night.
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Brandon Jacobs and the Giants look to run over the Cowboys Sunday night.
By Hank Gola - NY Dailynews 12/30/11

NY Giants' Hakeem Nicks won't be slowed by hamstring injury vs. Dallas Cowboys

Robert Sabo/New York Daily News
Hakeem Nicks (r.), who rides the stationary bike beside Ahmad Bradshaw Thursday, says injuries are a part of the game this late in the season, as the WR prepares to return Sunday from a strained hamstring.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 12/30/11

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