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.