Roster Change Effects on the NFC East and the Cowboys’ Competition.


Published: April 20, 2009


... The same can be argued about the division right now.

In the past two years, every team in this division has been to the playoffs. The Giants won the Super Bowl against the Patriots, the Eagles went to the NFC Championship game last year, and the Giants were the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

However, some activity in free agency has led to the weakening of teams in that division.

The loss of Terrell Owens was the Dallas Cowboys' largest loss. He was the big-play wide receiver who rarely dropped a pass downfield. He did drop some shorter passes that would gain ten or less yards, but he rarely dropped the deep bomb. If he got his hands on it, he caught it.

Other than the loss of defensive end Chris Canty and linebacker Kevin Burnett, the Cowboys have not lost any defensive firepower that it could do without. Safety Roy Williams and defensive tackle Tank Johnson were not the players the Cowboys hoped they would be.

Cornerback Anthony Henry was...

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