I was referencing last year as far as playoffs were concerned, which you dismissed as irrelevant in concerning this year's discussion. Then you go ahead and bring up the passed 6 years to try to argue the same thing, makes PERFECT SENSE. Weren't you trying to argue that there was a flaw in my logic?
I argued that the Cowboys have been just as competitive within the division as the Giants have when you made the comment that the Cowboys 'don't deserve to be favored to win the division'. To which I replied that each of the top 3 NFCE contenders have won division titles in the past 6 years-- meaning the Cowboys have every right to be considered a contender for the division crown.
It's simple... just read back a few posts and see who mentioned playoffs first. Is this not your quote?
I'll have to disagree with you here, but then again I have the benefit of following the Giants in depth ;). Again let me reiterate that last year was one of the most injury riddled teams I have ever seen, definitely comparable to what the Packers had to deal with the season prior. Anyway it seems like we are going in circles here, but let me just say again that you are not poking holes in my logic, logic would dictate that in order to beat out the team who won the division last year(and the superbowl) you would have to improve enough to do so which you have not. We are better than we were last year, while the only significant moves your team has made was upgrading your secondary from complete garbage, to potentially being decent. Definitely not enough to assume that you guys will take the NFC crown this year.
I'm not cherry picking at all. I'm pointing out a flaw in your logic.
Yes, the 2011 Giants are mostly in tact. But superbowl champs or not, the Giants were not a great regular season team. They were the same inconsistent team they always have been the last 6 years (save 2008). And I realize a big part of that are injuries… they always are and it probably won’t be any different this year. But let's not pretend that the Giants won the division by an overwhelming distance, and let's not pretend that the other two teams didn't have their injuries as well (also both teams made significant upgrades to their weaknesses, whereas the Giants ingored theirs).
Now, back to your original statement—“The Cowboys should not be considered a favorite to win the division.”
So tell me… Do you think the Giants should be favored? It seems like that’s what you’re implying and have been implying all along.