Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat, Malik Jackson, Vinny Curry, Daeshon Hall
As arguable as the difference between Washington and Dallas’ defensive lines is, one thing that is without question is the talent and production Eagles defensive front possesses. It all starts with one of the best players in all of football.
Cox has made five straight Pro-Bowl squads with an All-Pro nomination in 2018 thrown in for good measure. He routinely disrupts your running attack, while producing sack numbers all the while being double-teamed on almost every play. If it wasn’t for the presence of Aaron Donald, Cox would easily be considered the best defensive tackle in the NFL.
Of course, the Eagles would not be satisfied with just that so they went out and picked up Hargrave from the Steelers via free agency. On his own, he’s widely considered a bottom second-tier, top third-tier defensive tackle. Lining up next to Cox is going to be a nightmare for most offensives.
Off the edge, Philadelphia has the consistently solid Graham and the ever-improving Barnett. Neither are huge sack masters, but both are reliable, solid players who give you 6-8 sacks each rolling out of bed.
Behind the front four, Sweat, Jackson, and Curry all produce in limited time. If they are able to maintain their positions as rotational guys, they can all be quite effective.
After completing one positional review on the defensive side of the ball, the Dallas Cowboys still maintain a nice lead over the rest of the division. The Cowboys now sit at 24 points with Philadelphia next at 18 and New York at 10. Check-in Tuesday as we will be looking at the linebackers.