Philadelphia Eagles debate table: Is it Philly or Dallas in the NFC East?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 1: Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 1: Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott /

Don’t look now, but everyone seems to think the NFC East is a two-team race with the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles leading the way.

It’s been called ‘The Money Division’ on more than one occasion. The NFC East is home to four of the most popular franchises in all of sports. The Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants all command huge followings.

It’s no wonder the mighty NFL does all it can to make divisional games between any of these two teams a prime time affair.

Recently, however, the Giants and Redskins have fallen on hard times while the ‘Birds’ and Cowboys appear to be on an upswing. Both have one of the best signal callers in the game at quarterback. When Dak Prescott cashes in on what’s sure to be a mega extension, they’ll also be two of the wealthiest.

Then, there’s the most important thing, the wins. It seems that everyone you talk to sees the NFC East as a two-team race in 2019. That was the subject of a recent conversation on ESPN’s NFL Live.

Take a look at this one:

Clip courtesy of ESPN’s official YouTube channel

If you’re superstitious or a fan of what history says (or both). There hasn’t been a repeat champion in the division since Philly accomplished that feat from 2001 to 2004. With that being said, that means things bode well for Philly.

Dallas took home the title and a sweep of their rivals in 2018, but ‘The Birds’ possess the more recent championship pedigree. Philly’s made upgrades in the backfield, on the outside and along the offensive line. The latter was done with the intention of keeping the franchise, Carson Wentz, upright.

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If the Eagles can keep Dallas out of the end zone, and if Wentz can return to his MVP level of play, we may see the pendulum swing back in Philadelphia’s favor. No fan of this team will complain if that happens.