Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/11/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys looks to throw a pass against the New York Giants on December 6, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Cowboys 31-24. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Dallas – Momentum:  No team needs a better start to their season than Dallas, and no player needs a better first few weeks than Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.  Every week 1 game for Romo is like starting a new diet or fighting adolescent acne…it needs to go well early for him, or it’s not going to go at all.  Not to overstate a single win, but that divisional victory over the defending champs was huge.  If the Dallas QB can get the team through the next few weeks while their playmakers heal, their defense gels and the offensive line learns what a snap count is, they could surprise some people.  Going to Seattle in Week 2 should help too, but Romo should stay away from the shellfish.San Francisco – Attitude:  Fear the Sharpie.  Although a year removed from the college game, Jim Harbaugh still has his squad playing like they are all under scholarship.  Each player carries Harbaugh’s attitude like they just left a pep rally and eagerly await the post-game co-ed bonfire.  They play hard...
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