Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles duke it out for the NFC East
By Tyrone Starr
2018 Record/Finish: 7-9, 3rd in NFC East
Offensive Ranks (2018): 29th (scoring), 28th (total yards), 28th (passing), 17th (rushing)
Defensive Ranks (2018): 15th (scoring), 17th (total yards), 15th (passing), 17th (rushing)
Key offseason additions: S Landon Collins, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, QB Case Keenum
Key offseason losses: LB Preston Smith (GB), WR Jamison Crowder (NYJ), S HaHa Clinton-Dix (CHI)
Key draft pick: QB Dwayne Haskins (fifteenth overall)
Toughest multi-game stretch: Weeks 1-5 (at Philadelphia, vs. Dallas, vs. Chicago, vs. New England)
Vegas Over/Under for wins: 6
Projected 2019 record: 6-10
Washington is the recipient of last year’s rough start handed to New York. Over the first five weeks, Washington will play each divisional opponent once while facing the Bears and Patriots to boot.
When your best case scenario is to head into Halloween with two or three wins, you know your season is doomed.
Washington has some nice pieces on the defensive side of the ball which will help keep them in games. It is just hard to see how they will score points. Case Keenum will be the starting quarterback. That, alone, is not such a great outlook. His receiving corps though may be the worst in the entire league.
The Redskins will hope last year’s rookie running back Derrius Guice will carry a heavy load and the defense will keep them in games.
That formula might get them six wins but not much more.