The lead in the NFC East will be on the line this Sunday night when the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys play the first of this season's home-and-home series. Sunday's game is at Cowboys Stadium and they play each other again at MetLife Stadium in the final game of the regular season on New Year's Day.
Nobody has been lighting things up in the division this season, but the current rules state that someone has to win the East and go to the playoffs. My bet is that whichever team gets that assignment will be a one-and-done no matter who or where they play.
The key missing ingredient from both of these teams this season has been consistency. Each has looked like the 'next great thing' and each has lost games they should have easily won. The Giants pulled-out a dramatic 24-20 win over New England in Week 9 and then proceeded to lose their last four games.
Dallas streaked through the month of November with four straight wins to bring all those fair-weather Cowboy fans out of the wood work. The reality is, this team is just not that good. This became painfully evident in last Sunday's 19-13 overtime loss to Arizona, but as I mentioned before, somebody has to win the NFC East.
The following is a link to my complete preview of Sunday night's game as originally posted on Bang the Book
NFC East Game Previews- New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys