Since winning the NFC East in 2009, the Cowboys have failed to make the postseason, and every one of their division rivals have won the division. The Eagles won the East in 2010, while the Giants captured the division (and the Lombardi Trophy) in 2011. Then, the Redskins, led by quarterback Robert Griffin III, surprised many by taking the East in 2012.
Maybe the Cowboys, who are 14th in PFT’s Preseason Power Rankings, are due. After all, they have been very close to winning the division the last two seasons. And they have some quality talent, as we detailed in our preseason preview.
However, to make the postseason, the Cowboys are going to have to be better than 14th-best in the league, eighth-best in their conference and third-best in their division, which is how we currently stack them.
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