The Eagles managed to win the NFC East with an ugly 9-7 record in 2019. Can the Cowboys, Giants, or Redskins knock them off in 2020?
The race for the NFC East title was close in 2019, but that doesn’t mean much quality football was being played. In the end, the Eagles triumphed over the mediocrity inside their own division with a final record of 9-7. At the very least, it should require double-digit victories to win the crown in 2020.
All four teams vying for that crown have reason for optimism heading into next season. The Eagles were ravaged by injuries and still managed to come out on top. If Carson Wentz stays healthy and gets a little more help from his offensive teammates there’s no reason to think Philadelphia can’t be a dark horse Super Bowl contender.
The Cowboys are never short on preseason expectations and the sheer amount of star talent they possess on offense gives them a chance to win every game they play. Most NFL observers believe the coaching transition from Jason Garrett to Mike McCarthy should be a big win for the franchise. If Dallas doesn’t improve significantly on last year’s record of 8-8 then Jerry Jones is going to be a very unhappy man.
The Giants took their lumps last season with a final record of 4-12, but they believe Daniel Jones is the right quarterback to pilot them into a prosperous future. Having an All-Pro running back like Saquon Barkley in his backfield surely helps the former Duke signal-caller. The new Giants coaching staff believes they have the talent required to take a big step forward.
The Washington franchise will be desperate to refocus attention on football after they litany of issues they’ve faced this offseason. Ron Rivera was hired to change the culture of the team and to build a ferocious defense. Spending a high draft choice on Chase Young should give Washington one of the best pass rushes in football. The question is just how many wins that will be worth in 2020.
Add it all up and you have all the makings of an intriguing division race. Keep reading to discover how all four teams stack up heading into the 2020 regular season.