ESPN Insider has scouting reports on all six divisions. In the NFC East review (sub. req.), the Dallas blurb is nicely done. First task for the Boys this year: protect Drew Bledsoe. Last year's numbers don't lie; 49 sacks and 17 interceptions. Besides bringing in some new linemen and counting on Flozell's return, we're also going to use the 2-TE formation more this year. This new formation with Owens and Fasano on board could also be a key in saving Bledsoe's butt.
While Owens can still get deep, he is fearless over the middle and great after the catch. He will take a lot of pressure away from deep threat Terry Glenn. The one-back set will also allow RB Julius Jones to use his good instincts and vision to hit the creases in the defense and not be forced to always follow a lead blocker. Look for Bledsoe to get the ball out quicker and cut down on his sacks in a dramatically improved offense in 2006.
The article also covers our young but imposing defense and the acquisition of Mike Vanderjagt. Overall, a good surface review of the team coming into the 2006 season.
ESPN also has new Power Rankings up, and they like the Cowboys.