Philadelphia Eagles find hope while Dallas has a crisis: NFC East rankings

Andy Dalton (Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
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Daniel Jones #8 Aldon Smith #58 and linebacker Joe Thomas #48 (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

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The Giants can’t climb out of the cellar. Philadelphia Eagles fans won’t complain.

The New Giants have now lost five games in a row, but it isn’t surprising. Nothing much has changed since the season started. They’re still the same team they were in Week 1, one that will play as hard as they can for their head coach Joe Judge but lose due to a lack of talent.

At some point, the ‘G-Men’ will win some games. They were close in Week 5 and even scored 34 points, but it won’t be easy as they have one of the barest rosters in the NFL. Their general manager, Dave Gettleman, has failed to find talent (when he hasn’t been shipping guys off), and it just seems like it will be a couple of seasons before this team can turn things around.

For the moment, Gettleman needs to take a look at what players should be a part of this team’s long-term plans. He, or whoever holds the general manager position next year, will be responsible for using those players as building blocks.

One of those players could be sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones, even if the jury is still out. Against the Cowboys, he played okay. He fumbled the ball once but didn’t record an interception. Running back Devonta Freeman has played well since he joined the team and so has cornerback James Bradberry. Linebacker Kyler Fackrell has been a steady contributor this season and even hauled in an interception that he took 46 yards in the other diresction for a touchdown.

Darius Slayton is the best receiver on New York’s roster and should be part of the team’s long-term plans. While the Giants await that future, they have to make sure to feed him the ball.