NFC East Preview

NFC East Preview

Jarrett Bailey, Sports Writer

Only two divisions are left to cover in the NFL, and the next one is perhaps the most fierce in the league- the NFC East.

  1. Cowboys (11-5): There’s high hopes in Big D this season. The Cowboys have an offense filled with talent, so much talent that ESPN Analyst Skip Bayless had them has his pre-season Super Bowl pick to come out of the NFC. Tony Romo is a good quarterback and has led this Dallas team for the better part of a decade. Dez Bryant got a big fat contract to stay in Dallas and has emerged as a top 10 wide out in the NFL, and Bryant still has ol’ reliable at Tight End in Jason Witten. They did lose Demarco Murray to division-rival Philadelphia, so they are hoping that Darren McFadden can give that running game so life. The Cowboys have a defense to be excited about. Greg Hardy is one of the games best on the defensive line. At linebacker, Sean Lee has slowly, but surely turned into one of the better, but underrated, linebackers in the game, and I expect big things from him this season. Overall, things seem well in Dallas, and I expect a division title for them this year.
  2. Redskins (8-8): Kirk Cousins is the new leader at QB in D.C, rather than going with Robert Griffin. He has a great group of receivers consisting of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. On defense, Ryan Kerrigan is one of my favorite players to watch in the NFL, and I like him having a huge year and anchoring the defense for the ‘Skins. A lot of people were a little skeptical about the Redskins not starting Robert Griffin III, but Kirk Cousins has proved as a good starter and more durable, so I can see the Redskins fighting for a wildcard spot.
  3. Eagles (6-10): The Eagles had an interesting off-season to say the least. They traded both their starting QB and star running back. So, Sam Bradford is the new man at the helm after he was traded from the Rams to Philly for Nick Foles. They also lost LeSean McCoy to Buffalo, but got a more than suitable replacement in Demarco Murray from the Cowboys. I don’t really like the Bradford trade. He has done absolutely nothing since coming into the NFL and been a total bust. They also lost their go-to receiver in Jeremy Maclin to Kansas City. This offense may have struggles throughout the season. On defense, Mychal Kendricks is a guy that will have to help this defense play at a top 15 level minimum if they want success this season. Overall, I see a long and forgetfull season in the city of brotherly love.
  4. Giants (6-10): The Giants are looking to get back into the playoffs, but I don’t see that happening in 2015. Although they have one of the most excited players in the game in Odell Beckham Jr., but one man can’t carry a team. Eli Manning seems to be in a possible decline, so hopefully he can get things back on track and help this offense. On defense, Robert Ayers at defensive end is a guy that has earned some attention. Prince Amukamara is leading this secondary, once again in 2015. So if this D can show us something, maybe they can exceed expectations.
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