The deep pass is one of the most efficient weapons in an NFL offensive arsenal, one that has spurred the Colts and Buccaneers to surprisingly strong records. Meanwhile, an absence of long strikes may be costing the Cowboys this season.
It's just one loss. But some losses hurt more than others. As we learned a little bit about the 2012 NFL in Week 1, the New York Giants appeared to hurt themselves more than any other team with their early home loss to Dallas.
Chris Sprow examines the 2012 Dallas Cowboys and notes that oft-maligned QB Tony Romo should power an exceptional offense that, with a little better luck, could produce an 11- or 12-win season in Big D.
Football Outsiders projects division winners for all eight NFL divisions for the 2012 season. The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are among the projected winners, with a big surprise in the NFC West.