You’ll probably hear this more than once before the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys meet on Sunday Night Football in Week 7. With matching .500 records, two teams that are both 3-3 will look to seize control of the NFC East. The winner takes sole possession of being the division’s first-place team after seven games.
Heading into the 2019 regular season, Philly and Dallas were the two teams that were supposed to contend for the top spot in the division. Whoever didn’t win would find their way into the postseason as one of the Wildcards. What a difference six weeks makes.
These days, it feels like a 9-7 record might win the division. It appears as though that’s the only path to the playoffs for one of these teams, and then, once they’re there, it appears that the Cowboys or Eagles will be knocked out early.
Here lie two teams that are limited. One doesn’t have the players it needs. One doesn’t have the coaching and leadership that it needs, but even with all of that being said, here’s one thing we know. The Eagles beat the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers, and Dallas didn’t.