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Cowboys will be tested by AFC East after aggressive moves

IRVING, Texas -- One of the reasons why the Dallas Cowboys were so successful in 2014 had to do with their schedule. They were matched up with the AFC South.

The Cowboys went 4-0 against the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans on their way to a 12-4 regular-season record.

This year, the Cowboys are matched up against the AFC East, and the early part of the offseason appears to be an indication that things will be a lot more difficult

The New York Jets reached an agreement with Darrelle Revis on Tuesday night after signing another corner, Buster Skrine, earlier in the day. Revis will take home $39 million guaranteed in his return to the Jets after his one-year run with the New England Patriots ended with a Super Bowl.

The Miami Dolphins will be signing Ndamukong Suh to a deal that includes $60 million guaranteed. Suh might have some hard feelings from the way his final season with the Detroit Lions ended -- a playoff loss to the Cowboys. He is being added to a formidable defensive line that includes Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon.

The Cowboys believe their offensive line is one of the best -- if not the best -- in football, but they will be pushed by Miami's defensive front when they meet in the regular season.

The best news for the Cowboys with LeSean McCoy’s trade from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills is that they don’t have to see him twice a year. They still have to see him once next year. The Bills also are looking to make a play for tight end Charles Clay, who was given the transition tag by the Dolphins, and will visit with Percy Harvin. They also have a motivated Rex Ryan in his first year as coach.

And then there’s that other team in the division -- the Patriots. Yes, they lost Revis, but they were able to keep safety Devin McCourty. They also have a pretty good quarterback. What’s his name? Oh, yeah, Tom Brady. And they have the best coach in the business, too, in Bill Belichick.