Cowboys vs. Giants: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 28, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 11:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants celebrates the game winning touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at Cowboys Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will play in what amounts to the NFC East championship game on Sunday Night Football. 

Both teams enter this game with 8-7 records. The Giants guaranteed this game would be for the NFC East when they beat the Jets in Week 16, 29-14. That left the Cowboys to take the field, in a game they ultimately lost, in what was essentially a meaningless contest against the Eagles

The Giants beat the Cowboys in Week 14, 37-34. That game featured a thrilling late comeback by the Giants and plenty of offensive fireworks. It is safe to assume that we can expect more of the same in this one. 



Where: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey 


When: Sunday, January 1st at 8:20 p.m. EST


Watch: NBC


Listen: List of Cowboys radio networks and streaming, list of Giants radio networks and streaming 


Betting Line: Giants -3 (according to Bovada)



What's at Stake?

The NFC East and a trip to the postseason is at stake. 


Cowboys Injury Report

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Giants Injury Report

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Fantasy Start 'Em, Sit 'Em and Sleeper

Start 'Em: Dallas' QB Tony Romo

Romo injured his hand in last week's loss. However, it was just a bruise, and he is expected to play. That means Romo is headed for a big day against the Giants' underwhelming defense. 

In Week 14, Romo torched the Giants' D for over 300 yards and four touchdowns. 


Sit 'Em: Dallas' TE Jason Witten

If you have another solid TE option, consider sending Witten to the bench. The Giants have been better at defending tight ends than receivers this season. In the first matchup, Witten was held to just three catches for 12 yards. 

Romo is going to do his damage with his receivers in this game. 


What They're Saying: The San Antonio Express-News tells us not to count out Romo and the Cowboys out, even though they are underdogs. 

Romo will play against the Giants and, given his history, probably will perform well. While he has a tendency to sometimes lose focus, Romo has built his career on succeeding when mostly everyone has counted him out. He thrives on being the underdog.

Cowboys Player to Watch: RB Felix Jones

The Cowboys have been at their best this year when they have been able to run the ball to supplement their pass game. 

The Cowboys need to get Jones to get going. He was limited last week with hamstring issues, and his ability to perform here is going to be key. 


Giants Player to Watch: QB Eli Manning

Manning has been downright unstoppable at times this season. He has also had periods of ineffectiveness. This offense relies on the passing game.

If the Giants are going to win, then Manning must be on the top of his game. 


On the Hot Seat: The Losing Coach

Both of these teams were expected to make the playoffs this year. Under-performing is never a good result the job health of a coach.

The losing coach of this game is going to be attacked by questions of their job security.


Prediction: Giants 31, Cowboys 28

This is going to be a fun and close game. Neither team's defense is well-equipped to handle the offensive attack of their opposition. 

In the end, Manning's ability to perform in the fourth quarter, along with Dallas' late-game defensive failures, will lead to a Giant triumph.