2007 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 09, 2007
New York at Dallas
Sunday 09/09 08:15 PM Eastern
4 units on New York +7 (-115) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: LOSS
In the Sunday night primetime matchup, Tony Romo gets his first chance to redeem himself, again on the big stage. Romo's botched hold for the winning field goal last season allowed the Seahawks to sneak away with a win to advance in the playoffs. The loss may have been the thing that pushed the great Bill Parcells into retirement. We think Romo will do just fine this season but a few nerves may creep in at the start of this game. The Wade Phillips regime in Big D begins here. If he can't perform better than he did in Denver and Buffalo, he won't last long under Jerry Jones. The Giants are looking forward to getting on the field for this one. They are coming off a dissapointing season under Eli Manning who looked like he regressed last year instead of blossoming into his brother (we think he improves this year). They lost Tiki Barber, who is now making news by bashing Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin. And, they had to deal with Michael Strahan's holdout for most of the preseason. They are ready to play and put the offseason behind them. Strahan is in and that means this team always has a shot. We think they have a bit of a chip on their shoulder thanks to all of the hoopla and criticism and we think they are going to be fired up for this game. Everyone is handing Dallas a victory but the game must be played first. New York has had Dallas' number of late winning four of the last six games and covering the spread in all six of them. The G-Men went 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. This game will be closer than most expect and we like the Giants to cover the spread.