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Gil Brandt puts the Cowboys at #6

Gil Brandt has a short break-down of all 32 NFL teams over at He also ranks each team, and the Cowboys come in at #6.

6. Dallas

The Cowboys were 5-2 when left tackle Flozell Adams was lost for the season. They went 4-5 the rest of the way. Thanks in part to kicking problems, the Cowboys lost three games by three points or fewer, but now they have Mike Vanderjagt. The Cowboys had more giveaways (31) than takeaways (26). A young defense played well in 2005 and should be better in 2006. Terrell Owens' presence should improve the passing game; Owens has 71 touchdown receptions over the past six seasons. Dallas has road games at Jacksonville, Carolina and Atlanta. The bye week will be early (Week 3) and the Cowboys' final two games will be at home. The team has done a very good job of drafting and signing free agents the past two seasons.

Our NFC East brethren were ranked as follows:
  1. Washington
  2. N.Y. Giants
  3. Philadelphia

Just a reminder, today is Cowboys Day on the NFL Network. To see the complete schedule, click here.

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