Dallas Cowboys Game Day News Links

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

The Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants today. Here is a roundup of some articles of interest to Cowboys fans to get ready for a crucial game.

The question today is whether the Dallas Cowboys can manage a win against the New York Giants. Most of the football world would say no. Which is exactly what they said before the Cowboys posted their opening day victory over the Giants at Met Life Stadium.

The answer will be known soon. In the meantime, here is a look at some articles from around the media about the game.

For any tailgaters headed to Cowboys Stadium for the 3:15 CDT kickoff, it should be a beautiful fall afternoon. The high should be in the mid sixties under sunny skies, a great day to fire up some grills.

On to the news:

Barry Church, Dallas Cowboys sign four-year contract extension - NFL.com

Just in case you missed it.

Cowboys beg home crowd to 'Stand Up and Shout' - ESPNDallas

As the article observes, they are basically trying to get across Football Fandom 101. Kinda sad.

War Of Words Started In July, Continues Up Until Game - DallasCowboys.com

Remember these eloquent words from Jerry Jones?

"come to that (Cowboys) stadium and watch us beat the Giants' ass."

So do the Giants, and just about everybody else.

Bill Polian: I'd give Tony Romo 5-year extension; Being Cowboys GM wouldn't fit my personality - DallasNews.com

An interesting read, especially if you are in the "Hire a real GM" camp. There is that little issue of having to work for Jerry.

NFL Preview - NY Giants (5-2) at Dallas (3-3) - 13WHAM.com

No shortage of coverage when you play a New York team.

A Good Week for a Compete Giants Performance - NBCConnecticut.com

A viewpoint that the Cowboys might not be the only team with a thing or two to prove.

Cruz just keeps on cruising as Giants' top threat - MySanAntonio.com

I hate salsa dancing. Just sayin'.

Cowboys' backups are ready to step up - NewsObserver.com

Basically a Phillip Tanner profile. He looks to get an increased workload.

Giants hope to counter Tony Romo's quick passes - Newday.com

What Dallas did to the Giants' pass rush last time, Osi Umenyiora noted, was have Romo throw "a lot of quick passes. More than double-team [blocking], it was just that he was getting rid of the ball really quick."

Romo's Many Critics Focus on What He Has Not Done - NYTimes.com

Not wearing his hat the right way?

NY Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka says his team 'isn't getting the props it should,' as Dallas Cowboys are still known as 'America's Team' - NYDailyNews.com

It's the story that will never go away.

Eli Manning, Giants have left mark at Cowboys Stadium - BostonHerald.com

Yes. We know.

Next-Level Preview: Giants at Cowboys - ESPNNewYork

Focuses on Manning vs. the Dallas pass rush, plus Victor Cruz, and Hakeem Nicks.

Keys to victory vs. Cowboys - Giants.com

A look from the other side.

Stats & Info preview: Giants at Cowboys - ESPNDallas

Fun with numbers!

Cowboys tackles improving but have challenge - ESPNDallas

Tyron Smith and Doug Free need to have a good day.

Matchup to watch: Cowboys CB Brandon Carr vs. Giants WR Victor Cruz - DallasNews.com

Might be tougher for Carr this time around.

Cowboys must get to Eli Manning again - ESPNDallas

Oh, I hope so. That is always such a pleasure to watch.

A look at how the Cowboys and Giants match up - DallasNews.com

Basically, not well if you are a Cowboys fan.

Callahan says he has seen a lot of growth in Romo in short time with Cowboys - Star-Telegram.com

So how about we see a really good game? Please?

A look at the Cowboys' keys to victory in their game against the Giants - DallasNews.com

Another mention of getting to Eli. Oh, please, please, please!

Giants' Kenny Phillips, Rocky Bernard downgraded to out for Cowboys game - NJ.com

Some weak spots to work with.

Morris Claiborne welcomes Eli Manning - ESPNDallas

"I think they're coming, what quarterback wouldn't go at a rookie," Claiborne said. "If I was a quarterback, I would go at me and I just have to continue to play the way I've been playing and continue to step up and continue to get better each and every week."

Am I the only one that thinks this kid may be a pretty good player one day?

Jerry Jones the owner supports Jerry Jones the general manager - ProFootballTalk.com

Why, I am stunned and amazed.

Lineup change to watch: Will Dan Connor be able to plug gaping hole left by inside linebacker Sean Lee? - DallasNews.com

I wish I had thought of that.

Writer: Cowboys ranked 24th in NFL; Giants are No. 2 - DallasNews.com

Nothing to say, really.

DallasCowboys.com Writers Share Their Game 7 Gut Feeling - DallasCowboys.com

Mine is basically queasy.

Dallas Cowboys legend Roger Staubach & original Captain Comeback sees same genius in Eli Manning - DailyNews.com

Now, for those of you who say, "No way Staubach would say something like that!" - well, he didn't. He praised Eli, but the "genius" placed in the headline, with no concern for generating page views, I am sure, was strictly an invention of a clearly unbiased and objective member of the mainstream American media. I can't imagine why they are so poorly regarded nowadays.

Family 'tree . . . A tale of two Queens brothers: One stars in the NFL, the other fights for his life after being shot and left for dead - DailyNews.com

A long piece about Kevin Ogletree and his brother Calvin. Warning: You might want to have a tissue handy when you read this.

Dallas Cowboys making things 'crisper' for Tony Romo - NFL.com

Talking about cutting down on all the presnap stuff for Romo. Which I am all for.

Cowboys Gameday: Five things to watch for vs. Giants - MySanAntonio.com

You know, I just noticed these things never mention the cheerleaders. What's up with that?

Fullback: Lee's loss no reason for Cowboys to give up - MySanAntonio.com

Lawrence Vickers points out that the Houston Texans went through worse last year, and still won a playoff game.

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants: Key matchup - Star-Telegram.com

This is one aspect I had not thought of. Short, but very good writeup.

Cowboys vs. Giants scouting report - MySanAntonio.com.

And that's a wrap for this week.

GO COWBOYS!

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