Philadelphia Eagles debate table: Does Griffen shift NFC East’s balance?

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Everson Griffen, Carson Wentz (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Did Dallas steal the Philadelphia Eagles momentum with one signing?

With one signing, the Dallas Cowboys and their fans are chirping again. If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you already know how this works. The same things are said annually. Every offseason, we hear the Cowboys are a Super Bowl contender. Then, the season starts, and they manage to underachieve. Often they don’t even make the postseason.

Still, even in knowing that, the constant hype surrounding Jerry Jones’ boys continues year after year, especially if you know anyone who cheers for the ‘blue and grey’. Maybe it’s because people know that any mention of the so-called ‘America’s Team’ creates responses that are both positive and negative but always passionate. Just don’t talk about football with a Cowboys fan. Often, there is no chance of having a rational conversation with most of the fan base.

Still, even with, seemingly, no end to the narratives about why Dallas will win the division, you have to admit that there are a few that make sense. The Eagles might be the only team in the NFC East that didn’t undergo a head-coaching change, but we all know Mike McCarthy is an upgrade from Jason Garrett.

Then, there’s this. In 2019, four of their eight total losses were by a total of four points or less, and they’ve strengthened their roster with the additions of Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, Aldon Smith, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. As if that wasn’t enough, they drafted Trevon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb, and Neville Gallimore. Oh, and by the way, they just added someone that you may have heard of, defensive end Everson Griffen.

Buckle up ‘Birds’ fans. There’s much to talk about. Here are three reactions in relation to what this means, where the Eagles lose, and everything else.

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