Former NFL head coach turned ESPN analyst Herm Edwards said the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets will be the teams to beat in 2010. Edwards, a defensive-minded coach, admires what Wade Phillips has done on that side of the ball. He thinks the Cowboys cleared a major hurdle by performing well down the stretch and finally winning a playoff game.
Of course, no team has ever appeared in a Super Bowl being played in its home stadium. And with Super Bowl XLV headed to Cowboys Stadium, Dallas will try to end that streak. I'm not sure they'll be able to overcome the well-known Edwards jinx.
This man makes the SI cover jinx look like child's play. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did not immediately return phone calls regarding the Edwards prediction. We'll keep you posted throughout the offseason.