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NFL 2009-2010 Early Predictions



We are about a week away from the beginning of the season and much is still to be decided. However, I thought I’d begin a new tradition (being it’s my first year with the site, I can do those type of things). Today I’ll propose to you my yearly predictions, some will shock you, some will entertain you, and some might just outright piss you off... Enjoy!


Philadelphia Eagles (12-4)

Dallas Cowboys (10-6)

New York Giants (10-6)

Washington Redskins (8-8)


Green Bay Packers (11-5)

Minnesota Vikings (10-6)

Chicago Bears (10-6)

Detroit Lions (5-11)


New Orleans Saints (12-4)

Atlanta Falcons 10-6

Carolina Panthers (8-8)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8)


Seattle Seahawks (10-6)

Arizona Cardinals (9-7)

San Francisco 49ers (7-9)

St. Louis Rams (6-11)


New England Patriots (11-5)

Miami Dolphins (10-6)

New York Jets (8-8)

Buffalo Bills (7-9)


Baltimore Ravens (11-5)

Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)

Cincinnati Bengals (9-7)

Cleveland Browns (6-10)


Houston Texans (10-6)

Jacksonville Jaguars (9-7)

Indianapolis Colts (9-7)

Tennessee Titans (8-8)


San Diego Chargers (11-5)

Oakland Raiders (9-7)

Denver Broncos (8-8)

Kansas City Chiefs (6-10)


Offensive Rookie of the Year- Mark Sanchez

Defensive Rookie of the Year- Aaron Curry

Offensive Player of the Year- Drew Brees

Defensive Player of the Year- Justin Tuck

Comeback Player of the Year- Vince Young

Most Valuable Player- Adrian Peterson

Breakout player of the year- Felix Jones


NFC Wild Card- Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings (The Cowboys will win a playoff game)

NFC Championship- Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles

AFC Wild Card- Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins

AFC Championship- New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens

Superbowl XLIV- Philadelphia Eagles Versus Baltimore Ravens

Winner- Philadelphia Eagles

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  • bags030404

    Sounds like you have been spending time with your family! Hopefully the Boys take out revenge on your hometown Iggles!

  • Joe C

    The Eagles? COME ON, I wish there was a “do not like” for this site hahaha.

  • Bryan Martin

    I have been spending some time with my family, old friend! But you and I both hope that the cowboys own the birds, mostly because it’ll make the harassing phone calls from my family go away.

  • ttalker

    both tx teams are trash. cowboy stadium a waste of $. 2 decades until they are good again. hahahahhhahahahahahahahahah

  • Phil

    I will be happy with a 10-6 as long as it gets a win in the playoffs.

  • trublu1025

    The fuckin Eagles are gonna lose McScabb this year to the Vikings or the Raiders cuz i believe that ith the panther first rnd pick that the eagles got their gonna pick up tim tebow and shock the world i cant believe people are saying he WONT go in the first round i think him and colt McCoy are the best QB's in the draft this Jimmy Clusen or whatever is a bum

  • trublu1025

    The fuckin Eagles are gonna lose McScabb this year to the Vikings or the Raiders cuz i believe that ith the panther first rnd pick that the eagles got their gonna pick up tim tebow and shock the world i cant believe people are saying he WONT go in the first round i think him and colt McCoy are the best QB's in the draft this Jimmy Clusen or whatever is a bum

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Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

At long last, the Dallas Cowboys have their first free agent addition of this offseason. Having lost starters Jonathan Cooper and Anthony Hitchens at left guard and linebacker respectively, the team has added depth at LB with Joe Thomas signing a two-year deal.

The 2018 season will actually mark Joe Thomas' second stint with the Dallas Cowboys, as he was signed to their practice squad in 2015. The team that signed Thomas out of South Carolina State following the 2014 draft, the Green Bay Packers, added Thomas back to their active roster for the 2015 season.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Source: Cowboys have agreed to a 2-year deal with free agent LB Joe Thomas. He visited the Cowboys today. Thomas has played in 42 games over the last three seasons with the Packers. He had a career-high 70 tackles in 2016.

Thomas has spent the last three seasons starting eight games for the Packers, recording 70 tackles and an interception in 2016.

A contingency plan of Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith carrying the Cowboys for 16 games at LB requires adequate depth, which is exactly what the Cowboys are typically in the market for come free agency. Waiting longer than usual to make their first splash, the Cowboys absolutely need an addition like Thomas to perform better than last year's FA class.

Used in sub packages by the Packers while also playing special teams - where the Cowboys have lost core players in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber - Thomas will have a great chance to impress two new Dallas coaches in Ben Bloom and Keith O'Quinn.

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Terrance Williams Contract Creates 2018 Job Security

Jess Haynie



Cowboys Headlines - Breaking Down Terrance Williams' Game-Ending Decision 1
Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News

There's been a lot of talk about what the Dallas Cowboys will do at the receiver position this offseason. While there's a great divide on what the team should do with Dez Bryant, there's a fairly unanimous opinion that Dallas should find an upgrade over Terrance Williams. No matter where he ends up on the depth chart, though, Williams' contract should keep him on the roster in 2018.

Last offseason, Terrance signed a four-year, $17 million deal to stay in Dallas. Because we are now just in the second year of that deal, it is cost prohibitive against the salary cap to release or trade him.

Williams is scheduled to count $4.75 million against the 2018 cap. If Dallas were to cut him, it would accelerate his remaining guaranteed money and create $7.25 million in dead money this year. He would cost more against the cap off the roster than on it.

Even the June-1st provision doesn't help. Williams' dead money in 2018 drops to $4.75 million, which is a net zero against his existing cap hit. It would also push $2.5 million of dead money to 2019. There's no benefit there, and you lose an experienced player who knows your system.

Did Terrance Williams' Big Game Quiet His Doubters?

Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams

If the Cowboys do like their WR depth enough to want to move on from Terrance, one option is to try to trade him. A trade would lower the cap penalty to $3.75 million and save $1 million. If he's traded after June 1st, it would save $3.5 million against this year's cap.

Of course, it takes two to tango in this scenario. Williams hasn't scored a touchdown since 2016 and has never proven he can take on a significant role in an offense. He was serviceable when Dez Bryant and Jason Witten commanded more attention, but he's a low-end WR2 at best and many teams likely wouldn't want him in their top 2-3 receivers.

Perhaps something could happen during training camps or preseason, when injuries may make other teams desperate. Then again, something could happen in Dallas that makes them less willing to part with Terrance.

As it stands, it seems unlikely that Terrance Williams won't be a Cowboy in 2018. And really, that's not bad thing.

Even if he gets pushed down the depth chart, Terrance would be a good insurance policy against injuries or any other issues that could happen between now and September. $4.75 million is more than you'd like to pay your fourth WR but it's a one-year problem.

If the Cowboys do add more WR talent this offseason, there is a trickle-down effect that strengthens the entire club. Williams, with his experience, is an upgrade over Brice Butler as the fourth receiver.

Therefore, unless circumstances both here and elsewhere allow Dallas to find a trade partner, Terrance Williams should be back next year.

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

Jess Haynie



Jamize Olawale, Raiders

Less than a week after the Cowboys lost fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders in free agency, the two teams have worked out a trade to send FB Jamize Olawale from Oakland to Dallas.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Fullback trade! The #Raiders are sending FB Jamize Olawale to the #Cowboys, sources say. Dallas has its fullback, one who was with Oakland since 2012.

To facilitate the trade, the Cowboys will send their fifth-round pick (173rd overall) to the Raiders for their sixth-round pick (192nd), moving back just 19 spots.

In return, Dallas not only brings in a veteran replacement at FB but a player they already know.

Jamize Olawale was an undrafted rookie free agent of the Cowboys in 2012. Despite a strong showing in that preseason, Dallas did not have room for him on the roster. He was on the team's practice squad until December, when Oakland poached him.

Since then, Olawale has been a regular roleplayer in the Raiders' offense. He's missed just six games since 2013.

Jamize brings more offensive firepower to the FB position than Keith Smith had. He's scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three seasons. He can be effective both running and receiving.

Through the trade, Dallas picks up the final year of Olawale's current contract. It calls for a $1.5 million base salary in 2018.

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