When asked about the potential of another NFC East foe, analysts agree that the Dallas Cowboys are the class of the division and should be for some time.
The Dallas Cowboys won the NFC East crown last season. With a 13-3 record in the regular season, America’s Team dominated the entire NFC conference.
In fact, only divisional foes the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles were able to post victories against the Cowboys last season. And the latter came in a Week 17 contest where Dallas rested a majority of their starters in preparation for what turned out to be a very short playoff run.
So when a group of divisional analysts were recently prompted with the question whether the Eagles are in the best position to dominate the division long term with quarterback Carson Wentz under center, ESPN’s NFC East experts all agreed. The team that is best suited to dominated the division is, in fact, the Cowboys.
"“This will surprise a lot of folks coming from the Cowboys reporter, but I’m going with Dallas and Dak Prescott instead.” – Todd Archer, Dallas Cowboys reporter“No, that goes to the Cowboys. …It’s hard to imagine the Cowboys’ offense not being an elite unit for the next three or four years.” – Jordan Raanan, New York Giants reporter“Dallas, with its offensive line, Elliott and Prescott, is the best-positioned long term.”- John Keim, Washington Redskins reporter"
The Cowboys received a major shot in the arm last season as two rookies, quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, led the offensive charge. Both should only improve after yet another offseason of training.
When you consider last year’s delayed defensive rookies linebacker Jaylon Smith and defensive end Charles Tapper have yet to see any action due to injuries, and the talented draft class the Cowboys just selected, this Dallas team should be much improved on both sides of the ball in 2017…and beyond, if these analyst are to be believed.