I'm staying in today with a case of Romo-Fever!!!
It wasn't his best game, but it didn't need to be. Romo proved today that he does belong in this league after completing that 44-yard pass to Jason Witten in the closing moments - setting up for Martin "Automatica" Gramatica. It's amazing how he went from goat to hero in just 50 minutes of game play.
But give big Bill his due. It was his decision to promote Romo and it was his decision to bring in Gramatica (to replace ol' whatshisname).
Of course, it didn't hurt that the Giants play with about as much discipline as Brittney Spears. Their personal foul penalties alone should cause the ax to fall on Tom Coughlan's head. Eli Manning had perhaps his best game ever against the Cowboys and once again, the defense couldn't stop Tiki Barber. But this is far weaker team - in ability and in personality - than the one who whipped Dallas back in October.
So, just a month removed from crowning the Giants a "team of destiny" and the Cowboys losers once again, here comes Tony Romo to save the day. At 8-4, the Cowboys' hold a 2 game lead over New York, with 3 games remaining to be played at Texas Stadium (aganst New Orleans, Philadelphia and Detroit) and one in Atlanta. The division is theirs for the taking.
And considering the fact that Rex Grossman, the QB of the conference-leading Chicago Bears, posted an incredible passer rating of 1.3 (ouch) and you can understand my reasons for optimism.
So back home to Texas Stadium. My prediction (I don't know if I posted my pick for yesterday, but I had Dallas 24-10) for this week is Dallas 31-14.