Philadelphia Eagles the New Favorite in the NFC East?

The Philadelphia Eagles had a surprising season last year with second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts behind center. They started to use him more in the running game along with their group of running backs to gash teams on the ground. That, along with their strong defense, allowed them to win six out of their last eight games of the season. They ended with a record of 9-8 and barely missed the playoffs, however.

This team had seemed to figure it out though towards the end of the year. After some key offseason moves, they could be the favorite to win the NFC East this year.

The NFC East is one of the weakest divisions in football with the Washington Commanders and New York Giants not being competitors for years and the Cowboys being the only real competition in the division. Let’s look at some reasons why it could be the Eagles’ turn.

Dallas Cowboys Regressing

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The Cowboys have been riding their core of Dak, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliot for the last four years. Now, Cooper is gone and Elliot is washed up. They also lost promising young wide receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. and defensive standouts Keanu Neal and Randy Gregory.

Eagles Adding Talent

The Eagles were one dimensional last year running the ball. They had no one to throw to besides rookie Devonta Smith, who we don’t know how good he is yet. Philadelphia was able to use just their 18th pick to trade for a proven star in wide receiver A.J. Brown this offseason. They also signed Haason Reddick to add more pass rushing to this already standout defense.

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