The double-whammy of losing out on free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha this offseason was felt when not only did he shun the Cowboys, but decided to sign with a division rival, the Eagles.
Considered one of the best cornerbacks in the game, Asomugha's move to the NFC East - along with the acquisition of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and decision to keep Asante Samuel - set up an intriguing matchup against the Cowboys receivers twice a year.
While Dez Bryant has never played against any of Philly's cover men, Miles Austin has experienced positive results against all of them, not just Asomugha.
In 2009, Austin had seven catches for 145 yards and a touchdown against Asomugha's Raiders, including a couple big plays against the All-Pro. And last season, Austin had a big game against DRC's Arizona Cardinals, recording six catches for 115 yards and a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.
While he's had success against secondaries featuring each of Philly's star corners, there's more to it than just beating their coverage.
"With a defense, it's what their whole team brings," Austin said. "All their defensive guys, all their linebackers and all of their D-linemen. It's going to take everybody. It's going to take all of us, and it's not just a one-on-one battle.
"It's everyone's individual one-on-one battle, but it's the collective group, as a team, that's going to be important for us."