Friday, November 6, 2009
Jackson, Austin headed to Pro Bowl?
By Dan Graziano
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Coming into the '09 season, every receiving corps in the NFC East had question marks. We're still wondering whether Roy Williams can be a No. 1 receiver in Dallas and if the Giants' Steve Smith is as good as his numbers suggest.
But one thing we know for sure is that the Eagles' DeSean Jackson and Cowboys' Miles Austin have emerged as two of the most dangerous players in the league. With Jackson, it's not that much of a surprise. He had some brilliant moments as a rookie last season, and he's continued to get better. Austin has been an absolute gift from the heavens for the Cowboys. The former Monmouth (the "n" is silent) University star has become quarterback Tony Romo's favorite target.
Now our guy Adam Schefter has unearthed the interesting nugget that a Cowboys and Eagles wide receiver haven't gone to the Pro Bowl in the same season since Michael Irvin and the immortal Fred Barnett both made it in 1992. Before that, you have to go all the way back to Tony Hill and Mike Quick.
In his excellent new 10 Spot column, Schefter predicts that Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb will be the second-half offensive player of the year. OK, I'm headed out to produce my first video for the Beast. This could take all afternoon.