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Friday, March 2, 2012
'Madden' Cover Vote: NFC East

By Jon Robinson

Victor Cruz
Victor Cruz hopes to dance his way onto the cover of "Madden NFL 13."
Salsa dancing on the "Madden" cover?

It could happen, as Victor Cruz has made the cut to compete for the curse. Which makes me wonder, has anyone ever pulled a hamstring busting a move in the end zone?

Anyway, competing against Cruz in the teammate versus teammate play-in round is Jason Pierre-Paul. I'm a little surprised EA Sports couldn't come to an agreement with Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning to participate in the vote (Eli didn't want to commit to the offseason media/endorsement obligations if he won), but this should still be an extremely tight race between G-Men to see who will reach the final 32.

Here's who else fans will be able to vote for come March 7:

  • Dallas Cowboys: DeMarcus Ware versus Jason Witten

  • New York Giants: Victor Cruz versus Jason Pierre-Paul

  • Philadelphia Eagles: LeSean McCoy versus Michael Vick

  • Washington Redskins: Ryan Kerrigan versus Brian Orakpo

    As you can see, last year's runner-up and former "Madden" cover athlete Michael Vick is back for another round, but this year, I actually think he might have a tough time getting out of the play-in vote. LeSean McCoy was an absolute beast for the Eagles last season, and he deserves his own chance at the spotlight with "Madden 13."

    But McCoy's not the only one looking for the spotlight. In case you've missed any of the other reveals, check out the play-in round match-ups from the following divisions:

    AFC EAST »

    AFC WEST »

    NFC WEST »

    For more information, check out the official SportsNation cover vote page.