The Philadelphia Eagles may have won the NFC East last season, but Dallas is due for a major comeback in 2020.
The NFC East is one of the most intriguing divisions heading into the upcoming NFL campaign. Washington’s offseason world has been dominated by a much-needed name change, while the Giants look to see if Daniel Jones can become their man for the future.
Two teams, though, have their sets sight on reclaiming and defending the division, in the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, respectively. While the Eagles had a one-game edge last season, some offseason moves and a few things going their way mean that Dallas may win the division in 2020. Here’s how it happens.
The Cowboys will beat the Eagles out for the NFC East if these 3 things happen:
3. Cowboys draft picks are as good as they sound
There is no question that Dallas made some moves in the 2020 Draft. Now, it is time for those selections to pay off.
17th pick CeeDee Lamb figures to be a significant piece alongside Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup to build a lethal receiving corps that was already one of the league’s most prolific last season, tops in overall yards per game and second in passing.
Dallas also made a point of bolstering up their defense. Alabama corner Trevon Diggs should figure into the starting 11 and Reggie Robinson III has a spot down South for a long time to come. It is a crowded secondary at the moment, but that is a good problem to have for a defense that struggled to produce turnovers last season.
A pair of defensive lineman add another element of depth to the defense, creating an enticing situation on both sides of the football if the draft picks play to expectation.
The Eagles had an interesting draft themselves, securing TCU wideout Jalen Reagor and making a surprise selection with Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. Philadelphia’s picks will have an impact this season, but Dallas had a gaping hole on defense that needed to be filled.
An improvement on that end can pose a great threat to the Eagles if all goes well in 2020.