And then the Dallas Cowboys got in on the 2013 Draft. After trading down with the San Francisco 49ers, the Cowboys used their first round pick to get Center Travis Frederick at the 31st spot out of Wisconsin.
After inking QB Tony Romo for a few more million/years, one way to ensure Romo lasts and maybe becomes effective was to strengthen their interior. The only question about this, was why did they take what was largely seen as 3rd round talent in the 1st round? Is this enough for Romo and his injury-prone backfield?

And then the Dallas Cowboys got in on the 2013 Draft. After trading down with the San Francisco 49ers, the Cowboys used their first round pick to get Center Travis Frederick at the 31st spot out of Wisconsin.

After inking QB Tony Romo for a few more million/years, one way to ensure Romo lasts and maybe becomes effective was to strengthen their interior. The only question about this, was why did they take what was largely seen as 3rd round talent in the 1st round? Is this enough for Romo and his injury-prone backfield?

The NFC East, or, Your Annual Sideshow
It’s becoming an annual tradition, if traditions can be painful, comical, entertaining all at once. The NFC East might not always provide the most asthetic brand of football, but for sheer drama it’s hard to find a division that’s provided quantity over quality for more than a decade.
Division winners in order since 2004: Philadelphia, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, New York, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York.    
Parity. Chaos. Always entertaining.
Last year, the Giants and Cowboys squared off in a season ending game for the division. It was suppose to be a meaningless game in the grand scheme of things, the mediocre cream rising to the top, and somehow, the Giants won it all.
That makes about as much sense as this season, where the Giants look likely to be out of the playoffs, even though they’re the owners of signature wins over San Francisco and Green Bay. In Philadelphia, the dream team curse continues and Mike Vick has gone from the subject of an entire ESPN magazine to the inventor of the fumblebrag. 
And so, come Sunday, it’s the previously 3-6 Washington Redskins against the perpetually lingering Cowboys team in a winner take all.
The Cowboys — America’s Team by no one’s definition — always flash the potential of a 12-4 team, and yet there’s always a handful of inexplicable, close losses that prevent them from being anything but average (this year: Week 6 at Baltimore, Week 8 vs. Giants, last week vs. Saints). And somehow, Romo’s having another “maybe he can sustain this level of play” stretch and Dez Bryant might be the best wideout in the league, and so, here they are again with a shot at the post-season.
But consider this: Under Romo, the Cowboys have had as many playoff victories as Tim Tebow does. Mark Sanchez has four playoff wins to Romo’s one. Sure, it’s not always on the quarterback, but the franchise has underachieved and made questionable personnel decisions (Roy Williams trade, anyone). In another division, in another league, that means you relegate yourself to irrelevance. Here in the NFC East, you get your shot at redemption every Week 17.
For the Redskins, their coach said it was time to look ahead to next season a month and a half ago, and no one in the fanbase particularly disagreed. But no team has a brighter outlook than Washington, not when RG3 is the man leading the way.
And come Sunday, Griffin III looks to join fellow rookies Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson as playoff qualifiers. It would be a wonderful story, and for that very fact, no one will be surprised if the Cowboys prevent that happy ending from happening.
This is the NFC East, no need for rational arguments here.
@steven_lebron

The NFC East, or, Your Annual Sideshow

It’s becoming an annual tradition, if traditions can be painful, comical, entertaining all at once. The NFC East might not always provide the most asthetic brand of football, but for sheer drama it’s hard to find a division that’s provided quantity over quality for more than a decade.

Division winners in order since 2004: Philadelphia, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, New York, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York.    

Parity. Chaos. Always entertaining.

Last year, the Giants and Cowboys squared off in a season ending game for the division. It was suppose to be a meaningless game in the grand scheme of things, the mediocre cream rising to the top, and somehow, the Giants won it all.

That makes about as much sense as this season, where the Giants look likely to be out of the playoffs, even though they’re the owners of signature wins over San Francisco and Green Bay. In Philadelphia, the dream team curse continues and Mike Vick has gone from the subject of an entire ESPN magazine to the inventor of the fumblebrag.

And so, come Sunday, it’s the previously 3-6 Washington Redskins against the perpetually lingering Cowboys team in a winner take all.

The Cowboys — America’s Team by no one’s definition — always flash the potential of a 12-4 team, and yet there’s always a handful of inexplicable, close losses that prevent them from being anything but average (this year: Week 6 at Baltimore, Week 8 vs. Giants, last week vs. Saints). And somehow, Romo’s having another “maybe he can sustain this level of play” stretch and Dez Bryant might be the best wideout in the league, and so, here they are again with a shot at the post-season.

But consider this: Under Romo, the Cowboys have had as many playoff victories as Tim Tebow does. Mark Sanchez has four playoff wins to Romo’s one. Sure, it’s not always on the quarterback, but the franchise has underachieved and made questionable personnel decisions (Roy Williams trade, anyone). In another division, in another league, that means you relegate yourself to irrelevance. Here in the NFC East, you get your shot at redemption every Week 17.

For the Redskins, their coach said it was time to look ahead to next season a month and a half ago, and no one in the fanbase particularly disagreed. But no team has a brighter outlook than Washington, not when RG3 is the man leading the way.

And come Sunday, Griffin III looks to join fellow rookies Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson as playoff qualifiers. It would be a wonderful story, and for that very fact, no one will be surprised if the Cowboys prevent that happy ending from happening.

This is the NFC East, no need for rational arguments here.

@steven_lebron


"He’s the most dazzling, playmaking quarterback in football. I love watching Romo." - Jon Gruden, before Romo threw 5 interceptions

"He’s the most dazzling, playmaking quarterback in football. I love watching Romo."
- Jon Gruden, before Romo threw 5 interceptions

Tonight, Tony Romo threw so many interceptions (5), to the Chicago Bears defense, that he just started Tebowing after each one.
Sadly, though he tried, he still remains on the Dallas Cowboys.
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tonight, Tony Romo threw so many interceptions (5), to the Chicago Bears defense, that he just started Tebowing after each one.

Sadly, though he tried, he still remains on the Dallas Cowboys.

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tony Romo. Discuss.
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Tony Romo. Discuss.

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Relax Tony, you only beat the Dolphins. Barely.
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Relax Tony, you only beat the Dolphins. Barely.

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Special Tony Romo “Hey Girl” Edition!

Special Tony Romo “Hey Girl” Edition!

Sad Romo or sad Romo doing a quick party pump?

Sad Romo or sad Romo doing a quick party pump?

"Let’s go, baby!!! Let’s go out and hand this game to the Lions! We. Can. DO. THIS.”

"Let’s go, baby!!! Let’s go out and hand this game to the Lions! We. Can. DO. THIS.”

Tony Romo's Wedding Video (feat. Coldplay's “Fix You”)

Yup, we’re still in a lock out.

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NFL Halloween Party Costume Ideas

Die your hair grey, wear Croc’s and walk around with a smoking hot 25 year old with no pants on. 

Put your body in a sack with a number 6 Bears jersey on.

Go trick or treating with 9 children and 9 women.

Go to a party on Halloween and sit on the bench the whole time. 

Walk around on crutches/hold your shoulder and tell everyone you played the Giants last Sunday. 

And finally…wear a Buffalo Bills jersey before you go to your Halloween party and don’t show up. 

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Matt Moore. Jay Cutler. Todd Collins. Shaun Hill. Tony Romo.

Attn: Pete Carroll & the Seattle Seahawks Organization, 
Consider this my two week notice.
Reason for Leaving: New York Giants Defense
Signed,
Matt Hasselbeck

Matt Moore. Jay Cutler. Todd Collins. Shaun Hill. Tony Romo.

Attn: Pete Carroll & the Seattle Seahawks Organization, 

Consider this my two week notice.

Reason for Leaving: New York Giants Defense

Signed,

Matt Hasselbeck