A look at the NFC East
1. Washington 9-7
2. Dallas 9-7
3. Philadelphia 8-8
4. NY Giants 7-9
The Washington Redskins turned some heads last year by winning the NFC East and hosting a playoff game. QB Kirk Cousins guided an offense that had two good WRs in Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson and TE Jordan Reed. Matt Jones showed to be a good option at RB as he took some of the pressure off Cousins. The Redskin may have the best DBs in the game with former Carolina Panther CB Josh Norman and returning veteran FS DeAngelo Hall.
Gone, again, is Dallas QB Tony Romo. This year the Cowboys drafted Dak Prescott, a QB out of Texas A&M. Prescott had an impressive preseason and now with another Romo injury, has landed the starting QB role. In his arsenal will be highlight film WR Dez Bryant, Ohio State rookie and first round draft pick, Ezekiel Elliott, and All Pro TE Jason Witten. The defense should get a pick-up with the return of LB Sean Lee.
Just like the Rams, the Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to start a QB with no NFL experience this year. Last week, Eagles starting QB Sam Bradford wasbsent to the Vikings for draft picks in the 2017 NFL draft. Enter first round pick Carson Wentz. Has he shown enough to be the starting QB? First-year head coach and former Packers QB Doug Pederson thinks so. Wentz had a phenomenal career at North Dakota State University where he led the Bison to multiple FCS championships.
The NY Giants still have Eli Manning. They still have Odell Beckham Jr. They still have Jason Pierre-Paul. They added CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and rookie Sterling Sheppard out of Oklahoma to build off a disappointing 6-10 record from a year ago.
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