Originally posted on Big Giants Boom  |  Last updated 6/1/12
Jim Mancari
BGB Assistant Editor


Dallas Cowboys Pro-Bowl defensive end DeMarcus Ware appeared on Sportscenter talking about the Cowboys preparation for the upcoming season.


He said the Cowboys need to be more like the Giants in being able to win games in the fourth quarter.

Ware also said that it will take “11 or 12” wins for a team to be crowned NFC East champions.


Let’s dissect the NFC East. The Giants are defending Super Bowl champions; the Cowboys are on a vengeance; the Eagles made things interesting last year after a rough start; and the Redskins are eager to show off their new prize: Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.


Last year, the Giants only needed nine wins to take home the NFC East crown. However, this year, I agree with Ware in that it will take a few more wins to reach the playoffs and host a home game.


Maybe 10 wins will be enough for a wild card spot, but this division is going to be cutthroat the whole way. The teams will likely beat up on each other, so divisional or head-to-head record may be the deciding factor in who gets crowned division champs.


The Giants will likely have to sweep the Redskins and split with the Cowboys and Eagles. That would give them a 4-2 divisional record, which should be good enough for a tiebreaker.


Once again, all the attention is focusing on the choke-artist Cowboys or the newly resurrected Eagles. However, the Giants will still be a force in the NFC East.


Good luck to those teams in trying to unseat Eli Manning as the fourth quarter comeback specialist.


So while Ware may be correct about the win total, he needs to realize that it might be Big Blue winning all those games and heading back to the postseason to defend their Super Bowl crown.

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