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.
After an off season tussle, the Cowboys finally signed Running Back Ezekiel Elliott to a long term deal. With that behind them Dallas can refocus solely on football and reaching the NFC Championship game, which is the only thing they haven't done since Elliott arrived 3 years ago.
The Eagles have to feel good about their chances at making some serious noise in the NFC. They were able to make the Playoffs last year despite being devastated by injuries, including to starting Quarterback Carson Wentz. Let's see if a healthy Philly squad can make it back to the Super Bowl.
2019 OFF SEASON GRADES
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New York 2-7
Washington is another team that has a lot of questions that need to be answered, primarily on the offensive side of the football where they don't have a proven Quarterback or elite play makers. The defense is capable of holding it's own, so it's on Head Coach Jay Gruden to make this offense work.
NEW YORK GIANTS
The Giants are another team re-tooling for the future after parting ways with Odell Beckham Jr. and the end in sight for legendary Quarterback Eli Manning. With mild expectations, New York will be looking to see whose worth keeping around after this year.