GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 04: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys looks to passl during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 19-13 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys are just over a field goal favorite over their rival the New York Giants
The Dallas Cowboys are hosting the New York Giants on NBC's Sunday Night Football in a battle for the top spot in the NFC East. The Cowboys currently hold a one-game lead over the Giants and the winner of this game will have a huge leg up in the NFC East race. A Cowboys win gives them a two-game lead with three games left, and if the Giants win they would be tied with the Cowboys. These two teams also play in Week 17.
This is a huge rivalry game and the the line opened up in favor of the Cowboys being a four-point favorite, but since the initial line was released it has moved toward the Giants as some places now the Cowboys are a three or three-and-a-half point favorite.
If the Giants are going to win they will have to do it with a banged up linebacking corp that will be without the services of Mark Herzlich and Spencer Paysinger, plus Michael Boley is probable but he did not practice on Friday. The Giants will also be without Osi Umenyiora who remains out with an ankle injury that has plagued him in 2011.
On the Cowboys front they get back wide receiver Miles Austin, but they could be without Laurent Robinson who performed admirably while filling in for Austin. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware is listed as questionable with a neck injury, but it will take a severe injury for Ware to miss this game.