There's really no need to dress up what's at stake for the Cowboys on Sunday night:
Win and they've got the inside track on the NFC East title with momentum on their side after a strong game against the Packers. Lose and they're two games out of first with three games to play with a five-game losing streak, creating all kinds of doubts about Tom Coughlin's future.
Things rarely get as cut and dry as that. Depending on your point of view, that's either a good or a bad thing.
If you're the sort who sees the glass as half empty, the chance to save a season of mediocrity with 60 minutes of good football against a flawed team seems like a gift from the heavens. Teams rarely get a chance to redeem themselves after blowing as many opportunities to separate from the pack as the Giants have been given this season.
A more pessimistic view would look at the warts of the Giants and see nothing worse than a team as unpredictable as this in a position where they have t...