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FBO: Evaluating the new-look NFC East

Taking a hard look at changes for the Cowboys, Giants, Eagles and 'Skins

Originally Published: April 28, 2009
By Bill Barnwell | Football Outsiders
Football Outsiders analyzes the draft choices, trades and free-agent signings for all 32 teams, starting with the NFC East. Wednesday: The NFC North.

Dallas Cowboys

Despite fanciful talk of Ray Lewis and Julius Peppers making their way to the Lone Star State, the Cowboys mostly held serve this offseason. They replaced the departing Zach Thomas and Chris Canty with Keith Brooking and Igor Olshansky, two players who bring roughly the same set of strengths and weaknesses to the table.

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