First, there are NFL games. And then, there are NFL games with extreme implications provided each week that can change the complexion of a team's season.
Week 8 is a key time because it marks the end of the season's first half, and we roll into November with a different set of questions, concerns and expectations. Even more intriguing is a matchup slated on Sunday between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas upended the Giants in New York to kick off the 2012 campaign; however, Big Blue has since taken the NFC East lead, while the Cowboys continue to be inconsistent. For both, this game possesses massive postseason stakes and important momentum as November begins.
With that, let's preview the Giants vs. Cowboys, as well as Sunday's other crucial contests.