Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/19/12
The NFL is all about parody.Locked in a 3-way tie for first place in the NFC East at 8-6, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants find themselves coming down the stretch at the most pivotal time of the year once again. But unlike the past few seasons, these two teams are pulling in opposite directions.Since their Super Bowl victory against New England in 2009, the New York Giants have been known for their slow starts and hot finishes to the seasons, while the Dallas Cowboys have been the opposite, starting seasons relatively strong before stumbling down the stretch to cost them playoff berths.A funny thing is happening this year though; The Cowboys are the team putting it together late in the year. After starting off 3-5, the Cowboys have reeled off victories in five of their last six match-ups (although the one loss was a crucial defeat to the Washington Redskins, the third team in this equation) including huge victories against the Bengals the day after teammate Josh Brent and Jerr...
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