Does Randy Moss to the Vikings actually help the Cowboys?
At first glance, it doesn’t seem there’s any manner in which a player as talented as Randy Moss coming to the NFC is a good thing for the Dallas Cowboys. He’s going to make Minnesota instantly better, which is a terrible thing for a Cowboys team that travels to Minnesota in Week Six. Plus, the Cowboys could potentially make the playoffs in 2010, only to face the same Vikings team that dismantled them last year. . .only better.
There could be a positive in this for Dallas, however. At 1-2, the ‘Boys have the same number of losses as each of the other NFC East teams. Despite a poor start, they’re right in the hunt for a division title. While it is sh**ty that the Cowboys face Minnesota next week, don’t forget that the NFC East is matched up with the NFC North this season, meaning the Giants, Eagles, and Redskins will all have their turn facing Moss as well. At the very least, the Cowboys get to play the Vikings while Moss isn’t fully comfortable in the offense. The Vikings don’t play another NFC East squad until Week 12.
Still, I don’t think you can chalk up the Moss trade as a ‘win’ for Dallas. It makes a potent NFC team–a team that demolished Dallas in the playoffs last year–that much more dangerous.