Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants NFL Betting – 02.01.12

NFC East Title on the line in Big Apple

Jacobs (NY) - Bigby, Poppinga (Packers)

Little doubt about the big NFL betting clash of the New Year, as we look at Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants betting. This is a simple showdown scenario and whoever wins the big clash in the capital on January 2nd will be going to the play offs, while the losers will be finishing their season. This is the last division in the NFC to be settled, and this massive NFC East battle should be a thriller. There is always a little extra spice when these two rivals come together, but with both sitting on an 8-7 record for the season, then it really is all down to the wire. The big problem for Dallas is that their star quarterback Tony Romo has been struggling with injury and has only been able to put in limited practice ahead of the big game at the turn of the new year. Romo was injured as the Cowboys went down against the Philadelphia Eagles last week, which has left them in this precarious position. Romo does sound confident though, that his hand injury won’t be enough to keep him out of action on Sunday, as the Cowboys take to the field in New York. It is going to be a nervous few days for Cowboys fans as they await news on just how well Romo is expected to stand up in the heat of battle on the weekend.

The Giants pulled out a massively important win over the New York Jets in their last outing, putting them into a final showdown match for the NFC East title against the Cowboys, no matter what the Texas franchise did against the Eagles (which they lost). There are no such injury concerns for the Giants ahead of the big match, with their quarter back Jason Garrett fully expectant to see Romo lining up for the Cowboys, even if he is not able to last the game. This is the only matter left to really be settled in the NFC, as far as who is going to get into the play offs is concerned, and the Cowboys are the only other team in the hunt, with the Giants occupying top spot in the NFC East going into Sunday’s game. This is the final round of matches in the NFL regular season, as teams gun for glory at Superbowl XLVI. The Giants have a 3-4 home record this season, and are just 2-3 against divisional rivals. The Giants have gone 2-3 in their last five matches, and have a much worse defensive record than the Cowboys, while both of their offenses look pretty evenly matched.

The two sides did meet in Dallas a couple of weeks ago, in what was an absolute nail biter, with the visiting Giants running out 37-34 winners in a fantastic game. The Giants have pulled out some big wins when they have needed them, with recent wins over Dallas and the Jets keeping their Superbowl hopes alive. There is a great rivalry between these two divisional rivals, and some great trash talk has already been going on from the Giants’ Brandon Jacobs, who called the Cowboys fans loud and obnoxious. The match up Week 14, which saw the Giants overturn a twelve point deficit in just four minutes against the Cowboys to win in Texas has really set up the atmosphere for this one.

Cowboys v Giants betting should be a pretty high scoring game, with both offenses being better than their respective defenses. It should swing back and forth, with the defenses being picked off with relative ease you would think. The key factor in all this will be the health of Tony Romo’s hand. No doubt the Giants will be running hard for him in the early stages, looking to unsettle him and get the Cowboys on the back foot. That combined with the Giants being on home turf, as close of a game as Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants betting is going to be, would be looking for the Giants to come out on top again, in a high scoring, closely fought offensive shoot out. It is all on the line for these two now.

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Betting Odds
Giants 7/10, Cowboys 5/4 at Boylesports

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Points Spread Betting Odds
New York Giants -3 for Evens at Bet365

In Superbowl betting, the Green Bay Packers are still riding as favourites at 2/1 with BetFair, with the defending champions having lost just one match all regular season. The AFC’s New England Patriots have closed the gap a little bit and are now trading at 4/1 with BetFair and the New Orleans Saints (who need a win in their last game and for the San Francisco 49ers to lose in order to skip the wild card round in the playoffs), are just back at 5/1 with Boylesports in the Superbowl betting odds.

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