Ranking the NFC East's top five defensive ends: Two Eagles make the cut

How do the Eagles' defensive ends stack up versus the rest of the NFC East? We're glad you asked. Here's the answer.

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4. Demarcus Lawrence- Cowboys

Demarcus Lawrence isn't afraid to let his confidence shine through his words. He does, however, back it up on the field (with the exception of his games versus Lane Johnson of course).

Lawrence totaled 50 solo tackles in 2022. That tied him for second place in the league at his position. In one-on-one situations in open space, it's feast or famine. Lawrence is eating his fair share more often than not. His six sacks helped secure a playoff spot for the Cowboys for their second straight year.

3. Brandon Graham-Eagles

This Philadelphia legend has been everything you want from a franchise player from the very beginning. His love for the game is apparent, he has always been a fantastic run stopper, and getting after the quarterback is an addiction for Brandon Graham.

His 11 sacks in 2022 led him to a career year and only further fueled his renowned trash talk. He turned 35 in April so taking a step back in the upcoming season may not be a choice with Father Time on his heels. Still, even if he took one step backward from his performance last year, that would still place him as one of the best defensive ends in the division.