Silver Star Nation: Keys to a Cowboys Win Over the Giants

Published 11/24 2013 01:01PM

Updated 11/24 2013 01:04PM

The Dallas Cowboys remain in the hunt for the NFC East division crown, but are in need of a win over the New York Giants to stay in the race. Silver Star Nation's Mickey Spagnola has this week's "Keys to the Game."

The first key is to stop the Giants running game. New York doesn't run the ball particularly well, but with the weather and the Cowboys missing three out of their top five linebackers, plan on the Giants coming right at the Cowboys. Dallas needs to be ready for that Giants running game.

The second key will be the matchup between Orlando Scandrick and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. When Cruz goes into the slot in the Giants' three receiver set, the Cowboys will be able to put Scandrick on him with the return of Morris Claiborne.

The final key is for Tony Romo to be on top of his game. We're not just talking about passing accuracy. We're talking about his adjustments at the line of scrimmage and his reads in the pocket.

Those are this week's Silver Star Nation "Keys to the Game."

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