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Beastlines: Why is Jones pinching pennies?

9/8/2010

Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News has a division preview and makes some predictions.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys expect Dez Bryant to be a star, but history says it's not going to happen overnight.

Considering there's no salary cap and the Cowboys could make a Super Bowl run this year, some of Jerry Jones' penny-pinching moves this offseason have been surprising, writes DMN's Jean-Jacques Taylor.

Jones explains his philosophy on cutting the Cowboys roster to 53 players.

Alan Ball still has a lot prove despite earning the starting safety job, writes the Star-Telegram's Clarence E. Hill.

New York Giants

Taxpayers in several cities are still paying for stadiums that no longer exist, but Giants Stadium "is the granddaddy of phantom facilities."

Keith Bulluck says he's ready to be the leader of the Giants defense.

Paul Schwartz grades the offense, defense and special teams and makes his predictions for the team. Schwartz foresees a return to the playoffs.

Archie Manning offers tough love for his son Eli.

Return specialist Darius Reynaud is settling in with the Giants.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Inquirer's John Gonzalez writes that the Andrews brothers "fleeced" the Eagles during their stay in Philly.

Five tough questions on the Eagles.

Kevin Kolb has faced some tough critics, but none harsher than his parents.

Kevin Callahan looks at the newest Eagles.

Trent Cole is excited about the additions the team has made on defense.

Washington Redskins

The Washington Post's Jason Reid says it's time for the Redskins to make a decision on Albert Haynesworth's future with the team. More Haynesworth trade talk.

The Post's Barry Svrluga looks at what fans can expect from Mike Shanahan's offensive system.

The Redskins' defense is "hyped" to take on the Cowboys.