The number one reason why the Cowboys will win the division is simple: schedule.
The Cowboys final opponents are Miami, Arizona, New York, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and New York again.
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Let’s get one thing straight. I am not a disciple of Tony Romo. I think he is a great quarterback, but not an elite quarterback. His numbers tell you he is, but he seems to crumble under pressure. I will go with the Cowboys because I looked at the Giants and Eagles schedules. Wow.
The Giants schedule goes like this: New Orleans, Green Bay, Dallas, Washington, New York Jets and Dallas. That is absolutely brutal. Maybe they win three of those, and that is optimistic.
The Eagles schedule goes like this: New England, Seattle, Miami, New York Jets, Dallas and Washington. They could win three of those games, but don’t overlook the Redskins, who always rise up to play well against divisional rivals and the Seahawks, who are pesky and have already beaten the Giants and Ravens.
The Redskins schedule…doesn’t matter. They have Rex Grossman as their quarterback (and this guy gesturing…signals?). They will not win the division.
The Cowboys have found an established running game with DeMarco Murray, who looks like he gets shot out of a cannon at times, and Miles Austin will return. Until then, Laurent Robinson has filled in nicely. Don’t forget you still have Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, along with a Rob Ryan defense.
I feel confident the Cowboys will represent the NFC East in the postseason and proceed to be promptly eliminated in the first round.