Sure, the Dallas Cowboys are coming off two consecutive 8-8 seasons. Sure, in each of those seasons, the team had a chance to get into the playoffs via a week 17 win-or-go home game, but failed to win. Sure, the team hasn’t seen a playoff game since way back in 2009.
But we can take solace in that they have some of the best talent in their division, at least according to NFL.com blogger Dave Dameshek.
Dameshek was asked by a Twitter follower this week who would win if each division in the NFL put together a Pro Bowl-style all-star roster and played. The bad news: The NFC East ranked fifth out of the eight divisions. The good news: The Cowboys dominated the NFC East roster, with nine players making the cut.
The Eagles had five, as did the Giants. The Redskins had three players on the team.
The Cowboys that made it were: WR Dez Bryant, TE Jason Witten, C Phil Costa, DE DeMarcus Ware, DT Jay Ratliff, OLB Anthony Spencer, ILB Sean Lee and CBs Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr.
Obviously, the head-scratcher here is Phil Costa, as he barely saw the field last year and will almost certainly be on the bench in 2013, after the Cowboys went and got center Travis Frederick in the first round of the draft.
“A fascinating cupboard of offensive talent, yes,” Dameshek wrote of the NFC East squad. “… but the worst secondary of the eight divisions is the team’s undoing.”
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