I have learned after many years that the G-men are always dangerous for any Cowboys team... Yet, I can't help but wonder if they were able to fix all the problems they appeared to have on D last year by firing one coordinator and getting rid of a couple of players.
As for McNabb, I think he instantly makes that team much better... I would say that they seem to have many holes to fill, though. Portis started to look his age last year, and it didn't look like either Betts or Cartwright were the guy to fills his shoes. Not to mention, it sure didn't seem like their receiving corps was getting a great deal of separation out there... I still say Randle-El is one of those players that looks great in practice and then is a different player when it's time to lace up the game day shoes.
For the Eagles, I wonder if they aren't the latest in a string of teams to hitch their wagon to the wrong QB. Kolb has a nice completion percentage (about 5% over avg. for the league), but he threw 4 TD's against 3 picks. As fans the Cowboys, let's hope for more of that! For every Aaron Rogers, it seems there are many more JP Losmans (who thought drafting a QB named Loss Man was a good idea???) and Rex Grossmans out there...
Not that I watch too much football, or anything...
+1 to everything you said. I honestly think the Cowboys are still the best team in the division, simply because they have the fewest question marks. They have retained most of their team from last year, and I think they are poised for a run. The other teams in the division just have too many unknowns. Can the Redskins' offensive line establish a running game to help McNabb out? Will Kevin Kolb step in nicely, or will he be a bust? Can the Giants bounce back after their collapse last year? I definitel think the Cowboys are the team to beat, and I don't see any of the others as NFC top contenders, but none of them is a game to be taken lightly.
And yes... I'm in the same boat. Nice to know I'll have someone to watch the games with!