The Giants and the Cowboys, as you know, are the fiercest rivalry in pro football, and coming off the big emotional game with the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s going to be tough for the Giants to get their game faces back on. As we go to press, there’s still no certainty that Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will be available to exchange bombs with Eli Manning. (If Romo doesn’t play, Jessica Simpson probably won’t show.) Tickets for this one are going to be extremely tough to find, but if you’re into tailgating, no NFL fans do it better than Cowboy fans—and there’s going to be thousands of them in the Giants Stadium parking lot. Guaranteed: A couple of beers will get you better barbecue than you’ll find in any NYC restaurant.

Sun., Nov. 2, 4:15 p.m., 2008