Posted by Will Brinson
The NFC East (which we previewed with "Survivor" contestant Jimmy Johnson recently ) doesn't exactly need more drama: the Donovan McNabb trade, the Cowboys being the Cowboys, Albert Haynesworth, etc.
Just in case though ... Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones was willing to throw a little gas on the fire during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News .
"McNabb helped create those big swings in our games over the last 10 years," Jones said. "When he played well, it was like throwing the knockout punch. When he didn’t, you were able to throw the knockout punch."
That's not necessarily an insult -- even McNabb couldn't really disagree with that statement. However, he might not be as thrilled with Jerry implying that things might be better with the new quarterback.
"I don’t see that now (with Kolb). I think Kolb and the way they’re going about it now, you won’t have those big swings one way or the other. I think every game with them is going to be a battle. Because of Kolb and because the makeup of the rest of their team is solid. And their coach, there is not a better coach in the NFL than Andy (Reid)."
No "except Wade Phillips"? I kid, I kid. No one's trying to say Wade is better than Reid, even Jerry.
But the Kolb v. McNabb argument is one that will rage all season long with whichever side is winning in the standings leading the debate. The Cowboys were previously just innocent bystanders, but you can bet that McNabb is painting even bigger mental bullseye on them after hearing their owner's comments.
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