ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 20-7 at Cowboys Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. Romo hurt his right hand in the first quarter and sat out the rest of the game. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
The Cowboys meet the Giants in the Meadowlands for a winner-take-the-NFC-East clash on Sunday night.
The Week 17 showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will determine the NFC East, and is perhaps the most important game of the final week of the 2011 NFL season. The Cowboys will be looking for revenge, too, after a Week 14 loss to the Giants left them looking up at their blue-clad division rivals.
Tony Romo, injured in a Week 16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, is probable for the Sunday showdown with a bruised hand, as are DeMarcus Ware and Laurent Robinson. The Giants will play without tight end Jake Ballard, who has become one of Eli Manning's most reliable targets.
The winner of Sunday's game will win the NFC East, and earn the No. 4 seed in the NFC for the 2011 NFL playoffs. That team will be able to welcome the conference's No. 5 seed to either MetLife Stadium or Cowboys Stadium for a NFC Wild Card round game.
Game date, time: 8:20 p.m. Eastern, Sunday, January 1
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV channel: NBC
Streaming: NBC streams Sunday Night Football games via SNF All Access.
Radio: Cowboys fans in Texas can listen on 105.3-FM The Fan and other stations on the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network; Giants fans in New York can tune in to WFAN at 660 AM and a number of other Giants affiliates.
Odds: The Giants are listed as 2.5-point favorites.