The Cowboys and Eagles are head and shoulders above the Giants and Redskins in the NFC East. Dallas has won the division in 2016 & 2018 and the Eagles won it all in 2017. Both teams have their rosters well intact and expect to make the Playoffs this year. For Washington and New York, this year will tell
a lot about where these teams are headed in the immediate future.
2019 NFC EAST PRESEASON VIEW
The Cowboys feel really good about their chances to win another division title and compete for the NFC Championship but star Running Back Ezekiel Elliott's current hold out could potentially be a set back and bigger distraction if not handled properly. Nonetheless, Dallas will confide in their offensive line and the combination of Quarterback Dak Prescott and Wide Receiver Amari Cooper to get the offense rolling, while relying on a very good defense that is expected to be even better.
In Philadelphia, the return of franchise Quarterback Carson Wentz and some other key players who were lost to injury last season, has the city of brotherly love buzzing once again. Despite an injury plagued 2018, the Eagles still made the Playoffs, so a team at full strength is expected to compete for the division crown and potentially another Super Bowl.
The Redskins have been meddling in mediocrity for quite sometime and far too long for their loyal fan base, last winning a Playoff game back in 2005. This season it doesn't appear that things will be any different because the offense is full of unproven players including rookie Quarterback Duane Haskins, who could become the starter at some point this season. On defense, the unit looks pretty solid with Defensive Tackles Deron Payne and Jonathan Allen forming one of the top young tandems in the league. The team also landed high profile free agent Safety Landon Collins from the Giants.
2019 OFF SEASON GRADES
New York 5-11
NEW YORK GIANTS
In New York, a potential collapse could be on hand if the Giants get off to another bad start like they did last season. On offense Quarterback Eli Manning is back for another season and will be expected to control the offense, while second year Running Back Saquan Barkley will be heavily relied upon to provide big plays for an offense that needs it bad after losing Star Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. On defense New York is in full rebuild mode after moving on from it's best players over the last few years.