Once again, the NFC East will come down to the Eagles and Cowboys. Forget what you saw last season. The Eagles were the better team last year, even if they got blown out in that Sunday Night Football game.
Jerry Jones is still in charge, and the Cowboys have proven that they’re willing to shell out tons of capital for guys like Ezekiel Elliott, who’s nearing an early decline. Couple that with the fact that Dallas and their fans are the only people living who haven’t figured out that Dak Prescott is a proven B-plus quarterback at best, and the verdict is this.
This team still doesn’t know what it’s doing or what it wants to do. Mike McCarthy isn’t going to fix any of that, and Dallas will continue to tread the waters of mediocrity for a while. That doesn’t mean that they won’t beat Philly every now and then. Actually, these teams will probably split next season, but there’s no need to worry. Those things happen in rivalry games.
Every season, Philly always manages to lose that game that no one can explain. This time it comes at the hands of the so-called “America’s Team”. ITI’s way-too-early prediction: The Eagles drop the first game at home. They beat the Cowboys by two-to-three touchdowns in Arlington in a prime-time game.