Where do the 2021 Dallas Cowboys rank in the NFC East?
By Tyrone Starr
Micah Parsons, Keanu Neal, Leighton Vander Esch, Jaylon Smith, Luke Gifford, Jabril Cox – Dallas Cowboys (three points)
Lorenzo Carter, Blake Martinez, Tae Crowder, Oshane Ximines, Reggie Ragland, Azeez Ojulari, Cam Brown – New York Giants (two points)
Jon Bostic, Jamin Davis, Cole Holcomb, David Mayo, Khaleke Hudson – Washington Football Team (one point)
Alex Singleton, Eric Wilson, Genard Avery, T.J. Edwards, Patrick Johnson, Davion Taylor – Philadelphia Eagles
Dallas picks up another gold medal, mostly thanks to the level of talent, depth, and experience from everyone else. The Giants have a few decent pass rushers but not much in the way of run stoppers. Washington’s group is okay while the Eagles may have the worst linebacker group in all of football.
Darius Slay, Steven Nelson, Avonte Maddox, Zech McPhearson, Andre Chachere – Philadelphia Eagles (three points)
Kendall Fuller, William Jackson, III, Benjamin St-Juste, Troy Apke, Torry McTyer – Washington Football Team (two points)
Trevon Diggs, Anthony Brown, Jourdan Lewis, Maurice Canady, Nahshon Wright – Dallas Cowboys (one point)
Adoree’ Jackson, James Bradberry, Darnay Holmes, Josh Jackson, Sam Beal – New York Giants
The Eagles have the best overall corner in the division and the best starting threesome. Washington and New York have good starters but almost no depth, while the Cowboys have one good starter and some good depth which gives them the slight nod over the Giants.
Jabrill Peppers, Logan Ryan, Xavier McKinney, Julian Love – New York Giants (three points)
Landon Collins, Bobby McCain, Deshazor Everett, Kamren Curl – Washington Football Team (two points)
Donovan Wilson, Damontae Kazee, Malik Hooker, Jayron Kearse – Dallas Cowboys (one point)
Rodney McLeod, Anthony Harris, K’Von Wallace, Marcus Epps – Philadelphia Eagles
The Giants earn another gold medal here with not only the two best starters but also strong depth. Washington has the best overall player at the position, while the Cowboys have done a lot to build some intriguing, young depth. The Eagles, meanwhile, once again, do not have a strong unit at all.