Oh, my but this is a BIG GAME! This is a game between TWO UNBEATEN TEAMS! These are THE BEST teams from either conference and this might be a prelude to the SUPER BOWL! PATRIOTS VS COWBOYS OH MY GOD THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!
Uh, Mike Firesmith, why are you yawning?
Here's the thing: As of this point in the young 2007 season, neither team has played another team of any real substance. That's right, the Clash of the Titans is between two teams who have been beating up on below average teams. And in some cases, dismal teams.
The collective record of the Cowboy's Opponents is 6 Wins and 18 losses.
The collective record of the Patriot's Opponents is 7 Wins and 17 losses
Other than the Giants, who are 3-2 now, and who the Cowboys defeated in Week One, neither the Patriots nor the Cowboys have beaten any other teams with a winning record. The Cowboys, in their five victories have won two of those games over Miami and St. Louis, both of who are winless. Three of the Patriots victories have come over teams with just one win.
New England sits atop of their division, sure, but the three teams underneath are, the Bills, Jets, and Dolphins, who are 2-13 for the season.
Now, I'll be the last person on earth to sit here and tell you that both Dallas and New England are a bunch of wussies that couldn't beat their way out of a wet paper bag. Dallas played Chicago and the Bears were supposed to be a real football team this year. They haven't been. New England played a Marty-less Chargers team who still hasn't decided to play real football yet. It's just a guess based on the evidence at hand, but I would have to say New England is the better of the two team. But what sort of evidence might I present for my case? Their smashing of the Bills, a team who almost beat Dallas is the best I have to offer. That's enough, really, considering all things. I think New England is going to hurt their feelings, bad,
[That near death experience will have either one or two affects on the Cowboys. They will see weak points in their game and adjust, or Bill Belichick will gut them in front of a home crowd and people will go back to talking about how weird Romo is under pressure.]
This is a clash of unbeatens, but as far as who they've played so far, they may as well both be 0-0. The winner will have accomplished little, and the loser not much less.