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NFL Week 7 -- Cowboys at Eagles

Do we already have a two-team race in the NFC East? It appears so, with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles entering the week at 3-3 and the other two squads combining for one win. Not that the contenders are tearing it up, exactly, and things might get tougher for Dallas if DeMarcus Ware misses a lot of time. Philadelphia itself will be missing a key player (Michael Vick), but backup QB Nick Foles proved pretty effective last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Which team will win the Cowboys-Eagles game in Philadelphia?

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  • How much will DeMarcus Ware's absence (likely 3-4 weeks) hurt the Cowboys' chances at the NFC East title?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • When Michael Vick gets healthy, who should start at quarterback for the Eagles?

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  • Is Nick Foles the Eagles' quarterback of the future?

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  • Who is the better receiver?

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  • What chance do you give the NFC East's second-place team of claiming a wild-card spot?

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  • Is the NFL better off when both the Cowboys and Eagles are good?

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Calvin Johnson set the single-season receiving yards record in 2012, while also leading the league in receptions, yards per game and first downs. But he's far from the only elite receiver out there. Ten players had 1,350 receiving yards or more. Nine wideouts hauled in double-digit touchdowns. How do they stack up against each other as the 2013 season nears? Click the images below to set your rankings!

Rank 'Em: MVP | QBs | RBs | TEs | DLs | LBs | DBs | Offensive ROY | Defensive ROY

NFL wide receivers

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola

Patriots
2012: 63 rec, 666 yds, 3 TDs

Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

Cowboys
2012: 92 rec, 1,382 yds, 12 TDs

Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb

Packers
2012: 80 rec, 954 yds, 8 TDs

Marques Colston

Marques Colston

Saints
2012: 83 rec, 1,154 yds, 10 TDs

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Giants
2012: 86 rec, 1,092 yds, 10 TDs

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals
2012: 71 rec, 798 yds, 4 TDs

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

Bengals
2012: 97 rec, 1,350 yds, 11 TDs

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

Seahawks
2012: 62 rec, 677 yds, 3 TDs

Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers
2012: 72 rec, 1,384 yds, 8 TDs

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Texans
2012: 112 rec, 1,598 yds, 4 TDs

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions
2012: 122 rec, 1,964 yds, 5 TDs

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Falcons
2012: 79 rec, 1,198 yds, 10 TDs

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Bears
2012: 118 rec, 1,508 yds, 11 TDs

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Packers
2012: 49 rec, 745 yds, 7 TDs

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Panthers
2012: 73 rec, 1,174 yds, 4 TDs

Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos
2012: 94 rec, 1,434 yds, 10 TDs

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Dolphins
2012: 64 rec, 836 yds, 8 TDs

Reggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

Colts
2012: 106 rec, 1,355 yds, 5 TDs

Wes Welker

Wes Welker

Broncos
2012: 118 rec, 1,354 yds, 6 TDs

Roddy White

Roddy White

Falcons
2012: 92 rec, 1,351 yds, 7 TDs

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LeBron James in the NFL?

LeBron James is considering running for president of the National Basketball Players Association, but Dez Bryant thinks LeBron would excel in another off-court activity. Bryant said that LeBron, who was a star football player in high school, could make it in the NFL as a receiver or tight end. LeBron certainly has the size for the position, and it's not like he's never played the sport before, but the two sports have very little in common. Still, if any basketball player could make such a transition, it'd be LeBron.

  • Dez Bryant thinks that LeBron James would be a ''beast'' in the NFL. What kind of NFL player would LeBron James be?

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  • Where would be LeBron James' best football position?

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  • Will we ever see another two-sport star in the mold of Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders?

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  • If you were equally talented in all four major American sports, which league would you most want to play in?

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Calvin Johnson set the single-season receiving yards record in 2012, while also leading the league in receptions, yards per game and first downs. Wes Welker was tops for most yards after the catch, whereas Vincent Jackson took the crown in average yards per catch. ESPN NFL analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter named Johnson as the league's best wide receiver, but do you agree? Click the images below to set your rankings!

NFL wide receivers

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola

Patriots
2012: 63 rec, 666 yds, 3 TDs

Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant

Cowboys
2012: 92 rec, 1,382 yds, 12 TDs

Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb

Packers
2012: 80 rec, 954 yds, 8 TDs

Marques Colston

Marques Colston

Saints
2012: 83 rec, 1,154 yds, 10 TDs

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Giants
2012: 86 rec, 1,092 yds, 10 TDs

Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals
2012: 71 rec, 798 yds, 4 TDs

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

Bengals
2012: 97 rec, 1,350 yds, 11 TDs

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

Seahawks
2012: 62 rec, 677 yds, 3 TDs

Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

Buccaneers
2012: 72 rec, 1,384 yds, 8 TDs

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson

Texans
2012: 112 rec, 1,598 yds, 4 TDs

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Lions
2012: 122 rec, 1,964 yds, 5 TDs

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Falcons
2012: 79 rec, 1,198 yds, 10 TDs

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

Bears
2012: 118 rec, 1,508 yds, 11 TDs

Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

Packers
2012: 49 rec, 745 yds, 7 TDs

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Panthers
2012: 73 rec, 1,174 yds, 4 TDs

Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos
2012: 94 rec, 1,434 yds, 10 TDs

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

Dolphins
2012: 64 rec, 836 yds, 8 TDs

Reggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

Colts
2012: 106 rec, 1,355 yds, 5 TDs

Wes Welker

Wes Welker

Broncos
2012: 118 rec, 1,354 yds, 6 TDs

Roddy White

Roddy White

Falcons
2012: 92 rec, 1,351 yds, 7 TDs

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Dez Bryant has never lacked for confidence, but it's something more than confidence to set 2,000 receiving yards as your goal for a single season. We're not saying it can't be done, it's just that no one has, like, done it. Bryant thinks he'll be the first. Do you agree?

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