NFL division predictions for 2017: Cowboys in for a slump

 

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The NFL offseason is effectively over. Sure, a major injury or two will prompt a panicked move or two between now and September — see, Bradford, Sam and the Vikings a year ago — but by and large the roster-building portion of the NFL calendar has come and gone.

What you see is basically going to be what you get for the 32 clubs, with a flurry of low-level moves coming before final rosters are set Week 1, but mostly involving middling players who were no longer of use to one team. From here on out, player development takes over and we’ll find out in a few months which previously dormant 2014 or 2015 draft picks are finally ready to step up, who the busts are from those classes and which rookies are primed to make an immediate impact.

That, of course, is incredibly difficult to predict, but it won’t stop me and others from trying. Vegas is all over this 365 days a year with its odds and over/under win totals and this is generally when I first start to mull the collective gains and setbacks of an organization. Once the draft is complete, you can start to glance at some depth charts and ponder certain scheme fits and perhaps start to get an early pulse on what is to come in 2017.

 

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