The NFL Season is just a little over a month away as teams last week opened their training camps. The NFC East is expected to be tough again this season with three of the four teams vying for the postseason.
Offseason over/under win totals for the teams have been released by odds makers and have the Washington Redskins and New York Giants each winning 9 games, while the Dallas Cowboys are predicted to win 8.5 and the Philadelphia Eagles 6.5.
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The NFC East will be very strong this season and my prediction is that the Dallas Cowboys will win the division with a record of 10-6.
It will be their first division title since 2009, as they had a successful draft and are healthy on the offense with the return of Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Jason Whitten.
Add to that Dez Bryant and Miles Austin at the wide outs and the offense will be tough to stop. On defense, the Cowboys have one of the best front seven in the NFC starting with the likes of DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Spencer, Justin Durant, Sean Lee and Jay Ratliff.
My second place finisher in the NFC East will be the Washington Redskins. Robert Griffin III has said he will be ready for the opening game of the season and will be wiser and more careful over center this season. With Pierre Garcon and Alfred Morris, they have two very good offensive weapons. On defense with Brian Orakpo and London Fletcher they are strong up the middle. However, look for them to go 9-7 and fight for a wildcard berth.
In third place, this season in the NFC East will be the New York Giants. This season I see the Giants missing out on the post season, as they have not added any impact players to their lineup.
They team has the firepower anytime Eli Manning is on the field, but the defense will not be strong and Manning does not have the players around him to bring them back from late game deficits. I see the Giants with an 8-8 record.
Bringing up the rear in the NFC East will be the Philadelphia Eagles, First year Head Coach Chip Kelly will see the up tempo offense is not quite as easy to accomplish in the NFL as it is in the NCAA when the talent on the field is not strong.
Michael Vick remains and is still one the league’s best athletes, but his performance is not what it was just two or three years ago and he turns the ball over too often. I see the Eagles 6-10 on the season, but with a very good future ahead of them.