When looking back at the previous years, the New York Giants has been the streakiest team in the NFL. Everyone is all too familiar with their inconsistencies. One year, they will win a Super Bowl and the next year they’ll miss the playoffs. Once again the Giants are displaying this streakiness. They started off the year with a six game losing streak. In a blink of an eye, they are now on a four game winning streak. They’ll hope to extend this streak against the Cowboys this week in a crucial NFC East matchup.
I would first like to say, the Giants are not as hot as they seem to be. Winning their last four games is impressive, but let’s take a look at the opponents they beat. First are the 2-8 Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are not a good football team. Their quarterback situation has been abysmal. When they faced the Giants, they started Josh Freeman who had a dreadful night. Freeman had a 37.7% completion percentage, had no touchdowns, one interception, and a QB rating of 40.6. After the Giants faced Matt Barkley and the Eagles, who struggled to get the offense going. The only points the Eagles got that day, was a defensive touchdown from a fumble. They then faced the Raiders who had an injured Terrelle Pryor. The Giants barely made it out with the win there. Lastly, they faced the Packers who had third string quarterback, Scott Tolzein starting the game. The Giants have faced off against some weak quarterbacks, so it’s not surprising that they were able to go on a four game winning streak.
The Cowboys are a different breed though. Tony Romo is by far the best quarterback they faced since Week 7. With an extra week of rest, the Cowboys should be able to have some game plans against the Giants. In addition, Morris Claiborne, Miles Austin, and Jason Hatcher will all be back for the Cowboys. Demarcus Ware will also be healthier, and should play better with an extra week of rest. The Cowboys are getting some key players back from injuries, so they should put up a better performance than where they left off.
It’s do or die time for the Cowboys. This is a must win game if they want to make the playoffs. This is the time to step up, and I believe the Cowboys will do so this Sunday. The Giants win streak will end at four.