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Jason Garrett walked through the front door on Thursday afternoon. At least that’s the metaphor Jerry Jones used for Garrett’s awaited (and now official) ascension to full-time head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

I hope you enjoy the DC Pro Sports Report 2010 NFC East All Star team. I’ve chosen the best player at each position from one of the four teams in the division. Since I don’t like fullbacks, I’m using a 3-WR offense here. Also, because a 4-3 defense better fits the talent of the NFC East, I’m using that type of defense for the All Star team. I happen to believe that the system should be tailored to fit the talent and a team shouldn’t use a certain type of defense if it doesn’t have the personnel to run it properly. [Mike Shanahan disagrees with me on that.]

The dominance of the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers throughout the 1980s and 1990s led to the development of some intense NFC rivalries. These teams found themselves preventing each other from establishing legacies even more rich and traditional than what they’ve written today.

Jerry Jones still remembers the analogy Bill Parcells gave when asked why he wanted to coach the Cowboys. Picture Las Vegas. The stars, the ones on their way up and on their way down, all work the lounge. But the big room is where they play. Parcells told Jones the Cowboys are in the big room.

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