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Dawn Knight

Dawn Knight

The author of Taliaferro: Breaking Barriers and a high school English teacher.

NFC East gets interesting


Football season is here, and week one did not disappoint. There was Randy Moss's lengthy tirade regarding his displeasure with the fans and coaches. There were the injuries. The Eagles had four, including starting QB Kevin Kolb. And the Colts' Bob Sanders, who missed most of last season due to injuries, came out after injuring himself in the first defensive series of the game on Sunday. There were surprise wins: Washington over Dallas and disappointing losses: Indy's loss to Houston.

The Dallas loss left some questioning whether the Cowboys are perennially the most overrated team in the NFL. However, having the most Super Bowl appearances, at eight, and five Super Bowl wins, there is no arguing that the Cowboys have historically been a great team (excuse me while I get a glass of water to wash this nasty taste out of my mouth - I can't believe I'm giving love to the Cowboys). And aside from the trophies, there are the legends: Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith, to name just a few. So, yeah, the Cowboys deserve respect as a franchise.

This year, however, the Cowboys are overrated. They scored a meager six seven points against the Redskins, a team that went 4-12 last year. It is unlikely that Dallas will be the first team to play a Super Bowl in its own stadium. But for the NFC East, this just makes things more interesting. If the Eagles get some players back, and the Giants continue to play like they did Sunday, any team could take the NFC East.

By Dawn Knight  |  September 14, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  | Category:  Dallas Cowboys , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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How do you get "They scored a meager six points against the Redskins"? PATs don't count where you come from? Final score was 13-7.

Posted by: kguy1 | September 15, 2010 12:51 PM

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