Thursday, January 10, 2008

New York Giants/Dallas Cowboys Playoff Q&A

Eli Manning did accomplished something last weekend that New York Giants’ fans have been waiting four years to see. He led the Giants to a win in the playoffs. Now Manning and company must travel to Dallas to take on Cowboys in this weekend’s prime playoff match-up. To help up gain some insight on the game and on the NFC’s top seed Dave from the outstanding Dallas Cowboys fan site Blogging the Boys agreed to answer a few questions for us. Thanks for stopping by, Dave!

1. The Cowboys beat the Giants by a combined 21 points in the two regular season games. Does that give Dallas a mental advantage going into this game and if so how much of a factor will it be in determining the outcome?

It probably gives them a little confidence going into the game that they know they can beat this team but I wouldn't give it a lot of credence in determining the outcome. The playoffs are a new season, teams play and react differently to playoff pressure and we'll have to see who handles it better. The more important factor from those two victories was that it helped Dallas get home-field advantage for this game and that might play a role in the outcome. But the Giants are playing better than they have been earlier this year and they just won a playoff game on the road so they are pretty confident, too.

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