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DR. Z'S Pick of the Week

Nov. 03, 2008
Nov. 03, 2008

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DR. Z'S Pick of the Week

On Sunday two NFCheavyweights were severely tested and survived. Now they'll face each other inyet another one of their division slugfests. If the Cowboys hope to beat theGiants at the Meadowlands, they'll have do it with the punishing gallops ofMarion Barber and with their defense. New York will bring ferocious pressure onBrad Johnson, just as it did on Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger. That's alsowhat the Dallas rush did to Tampa Bay. People who are only too eager to writefinis to the Cowboys' year should take note of the way they choked off theBucs' offense. Yes, it will be a brawl. Nothing will come easy for Eli Manning(above), but Johnson will have it even harder. The Giants take a low scorer,unless turnovers artificially pump up the point total.

This is an article from the Nov. 3, 2008 issue

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PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (MANNING)