Cowboys to host Giants Sunday Dec 13th

Tony Romo’s return. DeMarcus Ware leading the NFL in sacks. The three-game winning streak. Suddenly, the Dallas Cowboys look like championship contenders again. If the postseason started now, the team that went into the season as a Super Bowl favorite and started 3-0 wouldn’t make the playoffs. So the month of December has basically become for Dallas (8-4) a series of playoff games just to remain in contention for the real thing. If the Cowboys survive the final quarter of the regular season for the right to play in January, they will have earned it. The closing stretch begins Sunday at AFC North leader Pittsburgh Steelers, followed by home games against the NFC East-leading New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens before finishing at Philadelphia. Each opponent has a winning record right now. This final stretch of the season will determine what kind of team they really are, and determine if the 2008 Cowboys are remembered as an over-hyped flop, or if they can become this season’s Giants by making the playoffs and getting to the Super Bowl as a wild-card team.

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