NFL picks and predictions, Week 12: Cowboys vs. Giants 2013

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Experts across four panels pick who will win the Week 12 matchup between Dallas and New York.

The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants meet on Sunday in an important game that will help decide the playoff picture in the NFC East. Dallas is trying to keep in-step with Philadelphia, while the Giants hope they can push for a wild card spot after a disappointing start to the season. Where do experts think this game will fall? That gets tricky, as outlets are mostly-unanimous, but split as a whole.

Tony Romo led Dallas with a strong start to the season, but ESPN's experts don't believe the Cowboys' defense can stop Eli Manning. Only Chris Mortensen and Mike Ditka are picking Jason Garrett's team to win, with the other 11 experts all siding with New York.

It's a similar story over on CBS. Only two analysts believe the Cowboys will win away from home, but one siding with Dallas is Will Brinson, who leads the panel in picks this season.

There's a lot more faith in the Cowboys over on Fox Sports. All three of their panel is predicting a Dallas win, and nobody is giving the Giants a chance to win on Sunday. Momentum is a strangle thing to account for, and New York has been up-and-down this season with a six-game losing streak followed by a four-game win streak.

Here at SB Nation our panel is almost-unanimous. Five experts are picking Dallas to win, while only Joel Thorman thinks the Giants will win at home. The Cowboys have been consistently inconsistent this season, but Romo has been extremely good this season and is one of the most underrated quarterbacks of 2013.

If you're keeping score a home the overall picks across the four outlets side with the New York Giants, 18-12. The parity should result in one of the best games of the weekend, even though it doesn't feature the NFL's best teams.

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