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Five things each NFC East team needs

Originally Published: February 11, 2008
By Scouts Inc.
The NFC East had three teams in the 2007 postseason, including the No. 1 seed (Cowboys) and the eventual Super Bowl champion (Giants), but what does each team need to improve on in 2008? Scouts Inc. runs down five glaring needs per team -- because it's never too early to worry about next season.

Dallas Cowboys

Safety: Ken Hamlin had an excellent season and was the starting free safety for the NFC in the Pro Bowl, but he is a free agent and could get priced out of Dallas. Strong safety Roy Williams is a true in-the-box safety whose skills are more like that of a weakside linebacker than a safety, so having someone reliable in deep patrol is paramount for this defense. The Cowboys have two first-round picks and their overall needs are relatively minor, but they do need to re-sign Hamlin or another free agent because the draft is very light at safety and expecting the draft to provide an immediate fix at this spot would be unwise.

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