A few months after the Giants beat Romo and the Cowboys in that 2007 NFC
divisional playoff game and went on to win the Super Bowl, Eli
was in Cabo at a more appropriate time. He got married.
In big moments, Manning’s timing has always been better than Romo’s.
The Giants and Cowboys have stumbled their way through the first 12 games of
the season and are left with little margin for error over the last four weeks in
which they will play each other twice .
The Cowboys (7-5) have a one-game lead in the NFC East over the Giants, who
have lost four games in a row. In one of the biggest regular-season games in
this long Giants-Cowboys rivalry, the Giants clearly have the edge at
Manning has given the Giants reason to trust him in a big game. Romo has yet
to play his best when the games mean the most. He can either be incredibly
creative or when he makes a mistake, it looks like he just drew the play up in
the dirt and let it fly.
Manning is 4-3 in the playoffs and has been the Super Bowl MVP. Romo is 1-3
and has never advanced past the divisional round.
In the first playoff game of his career in 2006, Romo fumbled the snap as the
holder on a 20-yard field goal attempt with just over one minute remaining.
Dallas lost by one point.
Manning has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league this season and
it often seems he’s about all the Giants have going for them. Romo’s two
turnovers in the fourth quarter lost the season opener against the Jets, and his
three second-half interceptions against the Lions — two of them returned for
touchdowns, the other setting up the game-winning touchdown — w ere the reason
the Cowboys blew a 27-3 third quarter lead in the fourth game of the year.
“Everybody last week was talking about Aaron Rodgers
the Super Bowl MVP and all that stuff,” Giants tackle David Diehl
Wednesday. “He’s a great quarterback and he’s having an unbelievable year. But
we have the same thing on our side. Eli is having an unbelievable
year.” Read more...