Darius Slay, Sidney Jones, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Avonte Maddox, Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills, Will Parks
The Eagles land atop the division when it comes to their secondary, thanks in large part to some huge offseason acquisitions. Both their outside and slot cornerback positions were upgraded via trade and free agency.
Slay comes to Philadelphia from Detroit in exchange for third and fifth-round picks. A three-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro selection in 2017, “Big Play” Slay brings his 19 career interceptions to the City of Brotherly Love giving the Eagles the best corner in the division.
Philadelphia also added Robey-Coleman in free agency to pair with Slay and Jones, solidifying their starting cornerback trio amongst the best in football. Behind them, LeBlanc and Maddox give their team good depth.
At safety, the Eagles are moving former LSU standout corner, Jalen Mills, to safety in an effort to resurrect his career after two injury-plagued seasons. Pairing him with the steady McLeod should certainly help ease the transition.
With just one positional review left to complete, the Dallas Cowboys still own a lead over their NFC East counterparts but the gap is closing. The Cowboys now have 30 points with Philadelphia next at 23 and New York at 11. Come back Tuesday when we take a deep dive into the special teams units within this division.