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5 Reasons Why the New York Giants Will Lose in Week 1

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Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants

Tom Coughlin
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Over the past few seasons, we have had the pleasure of watching the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants compete in some intense football games. The Giants and Cowboys have one of the greatest rivalries in the NFL and every game between them is a hard fought battle. For example, last season’s second meeting between the two teams came down to the wire and the Cowboys could have come away with the win had Dez Bryant’s finger landed in bounds on the would be go ahead touchdown reception.

Sunday night’s matchup is bound to feature big plays from both of these potent offenses. The Cowboys have two remarkable receivers in Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. Both of them can change the momentum of the game just about anytime they touch the ball. The Giants have a few quality receivers of their own in Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, and containing them will be a difficult task for the Cowboys’ defense.

Both the Giants and Cowboys have defenses that will give the opposing quarterback nightmares. Eli Manning is going to have his work cut out for him trying to avoid a heavy pass rush from DeMarcus Ware and the rest of the Cowboys front four. Tony Romo better keep his eye on Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck. They are destined to get to him at least once during the course of the game.

This game is going to be a fight to the end and we are guaranteed to see some huge plays by both teams, but let’s take a look at the five reasons why the Giants are going to lose.

Pete Osmolia is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @posmolia and like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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5. Dallas' Receivers Will Dominate New York's Defensive Backs

Miles Austin
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The Dallas Cowboys have two highly talented receivers. Dez Bryant can catch just about anything thrown his way, no matter how many defenders are covering him. He is physical and can turn any reception into a huge gain. Miles Austin is a physical specimen. He can take a five-yard slant route and turn it into a long touchdown reception. The Giants’ cornerbacks are going to have their hands full trying to contain these two receivers and I'm unsure they can live up to the task.

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4. Dallas Cowboys Will Pound the Giants on the Ground

Demarco Murray
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Demarco Murray is a dominant running back. If Murray can ignite the running game, the Cowboys will control the tempo of the game and wear the Giants’ defense out. With an efficient running game, Tony Romo will see less pressure when he drops back to pass. I’ll be looking for Murray to get the ball early and often so the Dallas offense can set the tone.

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3. Cowboys’ Defense Will Find Early Success

Demarcus Ware
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Monte Kiffin’s defense is going to play a huge role in this game. The 4-3 defense is designed to prevent the offense from turning short passes into long touchdowns. Victor Cruz is an expert at catching a short pass from Eli Manning and taking it to the end zone. I think Cruz is going to find it difficult to do that against this new defensive scheme. The defensive backs and linebackers for the Cowboys are too physical for that to happen this year.

Demarcus Ware will be playing defensive end for the first time in his NFL career. I’m looking for him to pin his ears back and get after Eli Manning. Ware is going to be a nightmare for Manning.

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2. Tony Romo Will Have a Near Perfect Game

Tony Romo
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Yeah, I said it. Tony Romo is going to have an excellent game. He has two excellent receivers and a Hall of Fame caliber tight end to throw to. The Giants are very weak in their defensive backfield and I think Romo is going to pick them apart. When the Giants’ pass rush gets close to Romo, he will use his shiftiness to escape. I’m looking for Romo to have a dominant game on Sunday night.

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1. Dallas Wants Revenge at Home

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Since opening their new stadium, the Cowboys are 0-and-4 at home against the Giants. The Cowboys are seeking revenge this season in an effort to reclaim the “Home” field advantage against the Giants. They are going to throw everything the have at the Giants on Sunday night.