State of the NFC East: How do Cowboys measure up against rivals entering 2022?
Key Losses: Haasan Ridgeway (DT), Rodney McLeod (S), Genard Avery (LB)
Key Additions: Jordan Davis (DT), Nakobe Dean (LB), Haason Reddick (OLB), Zach Pascal (WR), James Bradberry (CB), Jaquiski Tartt (S), A.J. Brown (WR)
Injuries: DeVonta Smith (Groin), Jordan Mailata, and Andre Dillard (Concussions), WR Greg Ward (Toe), Grant Calcaterra (Hamstring)
The Eagles are also dealing with injuries, though not as severe are what the Giants are dealing with at this point in the preseason.
More surprisingly, they are getting solid quarterback play out of Jalen Hurts which is not good news for the Cowboys who are trying to be the first team to win back-to-back NFC East titles since the 2003-04 season. They have quite the receiver battle going on right now between Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, and Deon Cain.
Regardless of who wins that battle, the Eagles will be fielding a strong core of receivers, possibly the best in the division with Brown, De’Vonta Smith, Pascal, and Quez Watkins.
To go with that offensive firepower, they also have a defensive line that will be able to pressure and slow down running games thanks to the addition of Davis who they will be pairing with Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave. Overall, this team looks the part of a division champion, but it will come down to Hurts and if he can translate his solid preseason play to the regular season.