The Dallas Cowboys have won the NFC East three times since 2014, all in even years. It’s 2020, so by that logic, it’s once again the Cowboys turn to snag the division title. The defending NFC East champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, are seeking their third NFC East crown since 2017. According to a recent update by the Westgate SuperBook, the Cowboys are a slight favorite to win the NFC East at 10/11 odds compared to the Eagles at 6/5 odds.
The Eagles won the division last year with a 9-7 record in a street brawl of a divisional race against the Cowboys. They’re trying to become the first team since 2004 to win back-to-back NFC East titles. The Andy Reid-led Eagles achieved that feat at the turn of the century with four-straight NFC East crowns.
The New York Giants begin their first season without Eli Manning, who finally retired at the end of a tumultuous final season in the Meadowlands. The bookies don’t have much faith in the Giants at 12/1 odds to win the NFC East
2020 NFC EAST ODDS
Dallas Cowboys 10/11
Philadelphia Eagles 6/5
New York Giants 12/1
The Washington football team went 3-13 last season, and they clock in as a super long shot at 25/1 odds to win the division this year.
Out of everyone in the NFC East, the Cowboys have the best Super Bowl odds at 12/1. The Eagles have hopeful odds at 25/1 to win the 2021 Super Bowl. The NY Giants are a pipe dream at 100/1 odds. You’re better off going to your local bodega and playing Lotto. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars have higher Super Bowl odds than Washington at 300/1.
Dak and Zeke Show, No Mas Garrett
Zeke got paid, Dak got paid, and Amari got paid. Now that all the contract drama is over, it’s time to play football in Dallas. The Cowboys come into this season with lofty expectations once again, and they really might have a shot this time around.
Mike McCarthy returns to coaching after a brief hiatus. He won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers before the modern game quickly passed him by. He’s had a lot of time to get back up to speed and he should bring some much-needed new blood into the Cowboys coaching staff. The team went stale the last few years under Jason Garrett. They went 8-8 last season and missed the playoffs. Jerry Jones finally fired Garrett after multiple second chances.
The Cowboys re-signed CB Anthony Brown to a three-year deal. And now they’re eyeing Jets star safety, Jamal Adams, to bolster the secondary.
The Cowboys will have several tough away games, including skirmishes against the LA Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and Baltimore Ravens. At the Jerry Dome in Week 15, the Cowboys host the San Francisco 49ers the week before Christmas. They also host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9.
Give head coach Doug Pederson credit. He knows how to win ugly games. And in the NFC East, every game is like a street fight. So down and dirty and outright ugly is how it goes.
The NFC East faces the AFC North, which means smashmouth football meets ugly football. The Eagles will have difficult games against their intrastate rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and versus the Baltimore Ravens with the elusive Lamar Jackson. They also face off against four NFC playoff teams from last year — the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, and Seattle Seahawks. Aside from the NFC East, it’s a rough schedule for the Eagles.
If the Eagles win all of their divisional home games and win two out of five games against the playoff squads, they could win the NFC East with a 10-6 record.
Obviously, the Eagles will ride or die with Carson Wentz. A healthy Wentz could yield double-digits wins. If he’s out, then it’s rookie Jalen Hurts’ time to shine as the next man up.
The Eagles have a budding star with RB Miles Sanders. He’s ready to have a breakout season as Phlly’s lo-fi version of Saquon Barkley.
The Eli Manning Years have finally come to an end. It’s now time for the next chapter of the Giants to begin. Daniel Jones got thrown into the deep end of the pool last season in the biggest media market in the world and survived his baptism by fire. The rookie got himself embroiled in a QB controversy against a fading legend who won them two Super Bowls by defeating the Evil Empire.
In his first season, Jones thew 24 touchdowns and 12 picks in 13 games. Jones has a decent corps of receivers, including Golden Tate, Sterling Shepherd, Darius Slayton, and TE Evan Engram. But the Giants’ crown jewel is Saquon Barkley.
Barkley makes you want to watch the Giants play, as bad as they might be. Spectacular players have that sway because even if their team stinks, you still don’t want to miss Barkley break off a huge run. Barkley missed three games last season with a high ankle sprain. Even with a bum wheel, he still rushed for 1,003 yards for six touchdowns. He added 52 receptions for 438 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 110.8 combined yards from scrimmage per game with a bad ankle and a porous offensive line.
The Giants won only four games last season and two of them were against the Washington Redskins. They should fare better, but do they really have what it takes to become a break-even team at 8-8?