N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
"I'm impressed recently with number 72. I don't know that I can say his name properly."
Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells on Giants DE Osi Umenyiora, who leads the NFC with 10 sacks -- seven in last five games. (It's pronounced OH-see YOU-men-yora.)
The Cowboys won their first matchup with the Giants, 16-13 in overtime, thanks to yes, a field goal. But don't expect that to hearten Coach Bill Parcells. That was two kickers ago.
And it was before Week 12, when Billy Cundiff tanked what would have been a go-ahead 34-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of an overtime loss to the Broncos. The Giants, meanwhile, went on apparent game-winning marches against the Seahawks only to see Jay Feely miss on the last play of regulation. And miss again in overtime. And then again.
More encouraging to Parcells might be the way his defense performed in that earlier defeat of the Giants, the only game this season in which New York scored fewer than 21 points. New York had 11 first downs and 270 yards. Even though a win would put the Cowboys firmly in control of the NFC East, one of their players isn't overly confident.
"They are better than us right now," wideout Keyshawn Johnson said of the Giants. "If you look at the teams they've beaten, the way they've played, they're better."