Dallas Cowboys: NFC East Outlook and Predictions After Week 1

September 12, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the gurus around the NFL debated and predicted the 2012 NFL season, one thing remained true. The New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles ruled the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys were in mediocrity and the Washington Redskins were still the Washington Redskins.
One week later, have things changed? I argue, absolutely yes. This is definitely not a battle cry to crown the Dallas Cowboys champions. Maybe that will happen if there is a solid outing on a weekly basis, or if Dallas is able to handle Philly, or if Dallas can navigate through a grueling schedule come December.
All dramatics aside, the Dallas Cowboys looked very promising against the New York Giants. The Giants’ primary strength, their pass rush, was lackluster, and their secondary strength, their receiving core, was still hungover from an incredible playoff run last season. Philadelphia looked pathetic, and Vick looked especially vulnerable in the pocket, all against questionably the least talented team in ...

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