Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPNDallas.com weighs in on the process that has made Jim Harbaugh a success with the San Francisco 49ers and the dysfunction that has been the Cowboys of late. Taylor: "In two seasons, [Harbaugh] has made two appearances in the NFC title game. Now, he's headed to the Super Bowl, while Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is traveling to the Senior Bowl looking for prospects. Sad, ain't it? San Francisco is 24-7-1 with a pair of NFC West titles, while Dallas is 16-16 without a playoff appearance the past two seasons. Jerry Jones must look at San Francisco's success under Harbaugh and shake his head."
New York Giants
Big Blue View continues its position-by-position analysis with a look at the cornerbacks -- an area that definitely needs improvement heading into the 2013 season. Writes Ed Valentine: "The New York Giants simply did not defend the pass well in 2012, a bad thing in a pass-oriented league. The Giants gave up 60 plays of 20 yards or more, and only three teams surrendered more."
As new coach Chip Kelly continues to settle in, he has tabbed former Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur to join his staff. Shurmur will likely be Kelly's offensive coordinator.
Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News says the hiring of Kelly is reason for Eagles fans to be hopeful.
Thanks to the 49ers landing a spot in the Super Bowl, Redskins linebackers London Fletcher and Ryan Kerrigan will be going to the Pro Bowl.