Thirty different ESPN personalities made their predictions on Thursday of which NFL teams would be divisional, wild card, playoff and Super Bowl champions in 2013. Twelve of those experts predicted the Dallas Cowboys would win the NFC East. Only one chose the Cowboys to win the NFC Wild Card. Zero predicted they would make it into the Super Bowl. And only one chose Dallas quarterback Tony Romo as the league’s next MVP.
Former Cowboy wide out Keyshawn Johnson was one of the twelve experts who predicted the Cowboys would win it’s division. He was joined by former Dallas rival safety Brian Dawkins, draft expert Todd McShay, NFL Insider Adam Schefter, and “Chucky” himself Jon Gruden. But only Louis Riddick predicted the Cowboys would be victorious as a wild card in the playoffs. And NFC East expert Dan Grazino chose Romo as the league’s future MVP.
NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. actually predicted the New York Giants would not only win the NFC East, but the Super Bowl. Dallas was the majority pick to win the East with twelve votes. The Washington Redskins amassed ten votes. And the Giants garnered the rest with seven. The Philadelphia Eagles were left out in the cold.
The Super Bowl predictions were also as varied, but the Denver Broncos had the most votes with seven. Both the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons tied for second with six votes. And the San Francisco 49ers followed behind with five. Amusingly, the Chicago Bears got one vote. It was of course from former Cowboys tight end and Bears coach Mike Ditka.
See the entire list of predictions below: