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

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2. Again, do the Philadelphia Eagles or the Dallas Cowboys hold the edge in the NFC East?

So, here’s the thing. Any time the Eagles or the Cowboys add a player, the immediate reaction is to ask what effect one team’s move has on the other. Let’s be honest. Much of the reason that Dallas added CeeDee Lamb in the draft is they didn’t want the ‘Birds’ to get him. It’s not like the Cowboys needed another wide receiver.

Right now, it looks like, even though Griffen’s numbers versus Philly aren’t great, Dallas may have added an answer for a revamped Eagles offensive line. Everson Griffen joins a pass rush that already includes Aldon Smith and DeMarcus Lawrence. The pressure just ramped up for a young Eagles lineman who just happens to play left tackle. He might be the biggest loser in all of this.

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3. Andre Dillard may be the Philadelphia Eagles starter with the most to lose.

Well, here we go. This is why the Eagles drafted Andre Dillard in the first round of 2019’s draft. Jason Peters held down the left tackle position for the ‘Birds’ for many moons, but with where Dillard was taken, Philly has to play him. Not only that, but they also have to play him now. The immediate questions are about whether or not he’s ready.

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Statements have been made about whether or not he’s mentally or physically tough enough to deal with the rigors on NFL football. He’ll need to grow up in a hurry in 2020. Right now, with the theory that the NFC East will come down to the Cowboys and ‘Birds’, the former Washington State Cougar is the man with the most to lose in all of this.