3 biggest threats to the Cowboys NFC East hopes

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Philadelphia Eagles, Jalen Hurts
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#3 – Philadelphia’s offense

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Jaylon Hurts, has shown flashes of playmaking ability and a history of finding ways to win. The former Alabama and Oklahoma QB put up gaudy numbers in college and is a dangerous dual-threat that has shown flashes in limited NFL time.

Add in 2020 Heisman trophy-winning receiver, DeVonta Smith, who played with Hurts at Alabama, and the Eagles’ aerial attack just became a bit scarier. Smith is a proven playmaker that provided 23 touchdowns and over 1,800 yards in just 13 games for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

In the eyes of Hurts and Smith, they see no better young QB-WR in the league. If the two rekindle some of the Alabama magic both have shown in the past, this offense has the potential to be explosive.

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The Dallas Cowboys are favored to win the division and with most things falling their way as we enter training camp time, there is reason for confidence. The NFC East has never been a cakewalk and won’t be handed to whoever takes the throne, but if Dallas can figure out a way to maneuver these obstacles, things look bright for a 2021 postseason run.