NFL Draft moves from the other NFC East teams that should concern Eagles fans

The Eagles and Cowboys have spearheaded a two-team race in the NFC East lately, but the Commanders and Giants have fought to close the gap.
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As fun as the NBA can be sometimes, there's nothing like professional football. Nothing in pro basketball equals the rivalries of the NFL. Think about it. Can you name a Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys comp?

We've been thinking about this for a while. Truthfully, there's one pro basketball rivalry that everyone cares about now. That would be Lakers versus Celtics. Michael Jordan's career ended over two decades ago, we'll never see that angst his Chicago Bulls had for the Detroit Pistons again, and NBA stars would rather join forces to create super teams than compete versus one another.

And, you wonder why people say the game has gotten soft.

The sense of urgency... The rivalries... The venom between franchises... That's part of what makes the NFL so much fun to watch. Divisional games in the NFC East will be bone-wrenching affairs. Dallas took the division's crown last season, but the Birds look like the best team on paper currently.

The Washington Commanders and New York Giants have worked to close the gap separating themselves from Philly and Dallas. The most recent NFL Draft was quite an intriguing watch.

The Eagles will prove to be the class of the NFC East, but their rivals are closing the gap.

The NFC East has been largely a two-team race for a few seasons now. The Eagles and Cowboys should still rule the roost, but those pesky Giants and Commanders have been active this offseason.

The NFL's 'Money Division' is home to four of the game's most popular franchises. When they clash, whoa nelly! The battles are physical.

Dallas Cowboys

The threats: Tyler Guyton, Cooper Beebe, Marshawn Kneeland, and Marist Liufau

Dallas has been Philly's most despised nemesis for a while as the Birds, for the most part, have dominated the Giants as of late. Philly hasn't beaten the Cowboys in Arlington since 2017.

Newly-drafted Tyler Guyton and Cooper Beebe will help keep Dak Prescott vertical which isn't good. Philly hasn't gotten to him consistently anyway.

Marshawn Kneeland and Marist Liufau will help steady the defense. They didn't do much in free agency, but Dallas did have a decent draft.

New York Giants

Malik Nabers, Tyler Nubin, and Andru Phillips

Daniel Jones is still the Giants quarterback. As Eagles fans, you can wake up with that joy in your heart, but the G-Men beat the Birds in the last meeting. That left sour tastes in our mouths.

Philly should still control this rivalry as they're the better team, but the G-Men have added good young players at wide receiver, safety, and corner by way of the draft, Malik Nabers, Tyler Nubin, and Andru Phillips respectively.

Washington Commanders

Jayden Daniels, Jer'Zhan Newton, Mike Sainristil, Ben Sinnott, Luke McCaffrey

It looks like all Washington had to do to be a serious franchise again was to break away from the gut-wrenching era that Dan Snyder led. New ownership has brought hope and a new coach. Free agency and the most recent draft have added talent on both sides of the ball.

If Jayden Daniels is what many projects, the Commanders may have found their franchise signal-caller. Luke McCaffrey and Ben Sinnott are intriguing weapons while Jer'Zhan Newton and Mike Sainristil are key pickups for the defense.

Philly always seems to have its hands full with the Commanders, and here's some bad news. They will be facing a better team twice this season.

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