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McNabb Deal Shakes Up NFC East



    As it turns out, the Dallas Cowboys did end Donovan McNabb's Career in Philadelphia with a wild card round victory over the Eagles last January in Cowboys Stadium; but they won't be seeing any less of him next season.

    ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday evening that the Eagles have agreed to send McNabb to the Washington Redskins in exchange for the 37th overall pick (second round) in the 2010 Draft, and either a conditional third- or fourth-round pick in 2011.

    With the move, consider the NFC East officially shaken up.

    Not only is the deal a gutsy one on the part of Philadelphia, but rumors that Albert Haynesworth and La'Ron Landry--two players viewed as keys to the Washington defense--were dangled as trade bait may cause some disaffection in the nation's capitol (or, more accurately, more disaffection than is inherent).

    For Dallas fans, the general hope was that McNabb would be shipped far, far away from the NFC East. That didn't happen, though just how much better McNabb makes the Redskins--a team in utter shambles last year--is debatable.

    Also debatable is how Stephenville-native Kevin Kolb will fare in his first year as a starter; how the Philadelphia faithful will react if (or when) the new starter has a bad stretch or two.

    One thing is for sure: on Sunday night, the NFC East got a lot more interesting.