1 Advantage the Dallas Cowboys Have over Each Division Foe in 2012
The Dallas Cowboys have put one heck of a busy offseason into the books and find themselves well prepared to take on their division foes; owning a key advantage over each adversary.
'Boys owner Jerry Jones has spent a whole lot of his fortune to earn these said advantages, so let's take a look three things this team does better than its arch rivals.
Washington Redskins: Wide Receivers
The Redskins have revamped their wide receiver-position by grabbing free agents Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan, but they're still not on the same level as the Cowboys.
Even if you believe that Santana Moss still has something left in the tank, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and whichever young gun wins the No. 3 spot are still harder to defend than the 'Skins corps.
Despite an injury-ridden season, Austin found the end zone on seven different occasions, while Bryant bested his teammate by recording nine on the year.
Albeit they were each on different teams with different offensive talent around them, but the duo of Garcon and Morgan totaled just seven touchdowns altogether in 2011.
Neither has more than six in one season in his career.
Philadelphia Eagles: Quarterback
This advantage will likely get the most negative comments thanks to the choice of Eagles fans to remember Michael Vick's 2010 season over his campaign last year, but it doesn't make the above statement false.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo flat-out outperformed Vick last year and is a far more polished passer to boot.
I don't think it's breaking news to Philly fans when I point out that their quarterback has never finished an NFL season having played in all 16 regular season games, but he's also never passed for 3,500 or more yards in a single season either.
Even if you were to add Vick's rushing totals to his passing yards, he still hasn't reached the 4,000-yard mark during his time with the Eagles.
Romo has passed for over 4,000 yards three times in his career. The first time he accomplished the feat was in his first full season as a starting quarterback, back in 2007.
Yes, Vick is athletic and his feet must be respected whenever the Cowboys face off against the Eagles, but Dallas can rest assured knowing its QB has some crafty footwork of his own.
He's also simply the better quarterback.
New York Giants: Cornerbacks
One year ago, this statement would have been laughable. In fact, the two games against the Giants would be perfect examples to show that New York did indeed have the better cornerback corps.
As the old saying goes, though, a lot can change in a year. Since the 2011 season wrapped up, Dallas has been on a mission to find its most glaring weakness and turn it into a strength.
Coveted free agent Brandon Carr was brought over from Kansas City. Later on in the offseason, the Cowboys would make a blockbuster trade to grab Morris Claiborne in the NFL draft, while choosing to keep former Pro Bowler Mike Jenkins on the roster.
Prince Amukamara might come in and play up to the Giants' expectations, but their mediocre talent at corner has been overlooked thanks to the play upfront by guys like Chris Canty and Jason Pierre-Paul.
Even though the Cowboys' new corners haven't had years to play with one another, their individual talent far outshines that of Terrell Thomas, Corey Webster and Amukamara.
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