Who Is The Team To Beat In The NFC?

The fourth in a series of posts breaking down the most important and interesting questions about the Dallas Cowboys and the rest of the NFL headed into the 2012 season.

In my estimation, the NFC is clearly the superior conference again (as it should be). You could make a case for nine legitimate Super Bowl caliber teams in 2012. Of course, all have some flaws or question marks.

I think you still have to look at Green Bay as the class of the conference. Super Bowl win a year ago and 15-1 last year. They could lose three more games and still sit at the top of the NFC. Was that defense an anomaly? Probably; and if it was, watchout.

San Francisco is a close second, as much as I hate the team they have made some great moves in bolstering their offense in the offseason. If Alex Smith continues what he showed against the Saints when he only had one viable receiving threat?

I really like Chicago now that they've gotten away from the mad scientist Mike Martz and his silly, screw the tight end and protecting the QB offensive scheme. Brandon Marshall was a great addition.

Those are my top three, but would anyone really be surprised if Atlanta, New Orleans, Detroit, Dallas, Philly or the Giants escaped the conference? Fun times.

For more season preview coverage, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas StoryStream while Blogging The Boys has 24/7 updates on America's Team.

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