1. Eagles play at home Week 17, Cowboys on road
Similar to last season, there’s a good chance the battle for the NFC East title will come down to the final game in Week 17 if both the Eagles and Cowboys manage to live up to the high expectations for 2020.
And even though most of the attention down the stretch will be on Philadelphia traveling to Dallas the week before since this will most likely have a major impact on the final standings within the division as well, Week 17 should still be intense.
While the Eagles will be fortunate enough to end the season at home against the Washington Redskins, the Cowboys won’t be too far from Lincoln Financial Field with a key road battle against the New York Giants.
Despite both the Redskins and Giants experiencing plenty of struggles last season, each team has made numerous key changes this offseason to make sure they will be in better position to compete next season.
In fact, there is a chance that both Washington and New York could emerge as two surprise contenders in the NFC, but this is a whole different conversation for another day.
The Redskins and Giants could both end up giving the Eagles and Cowboys more trouble than expected when Week 17 arrives in January, but at least Philadelphia will be in better position to use playing at home to their advantage.
But of course, if the Eagles were to somehow find a way to wrap things up in the division before Week 17 even arrives, this would be the clear preference to avoid unnecessary pressure before the playoffs.