1. Cowboys Offensive Line vs. Eagles Beefed-Up Defensive Line
As I stated before, much of the talk out of the NFC East has been about the Eagles and what they’ve been able to do along their defensive line to become more physical.
A lot of that was due to how well the Cowboys’ offensive line had been able to play against them last season, and this was their way to counter Dallas’ advantage.
The Tyron Smith return can now shift the talk to a discussion of which unit will get the better of the other.
While many may not see it as a boost outside of the Cowboys organization and fan base, Tyron’s return and the drafting of Tyler Smith should be able to offset the moves the Eagles have made.
These changes will create a power-against-power debate and a fight that the Cowboys would now be able to draw even in — if not gain the upper hand, based on the amount of time the offensive line has spent together in the offseason/during the season, compared to the Eagles’ recently-upgraded defensive line.
We will find out which unit is better on Christmas Eve, when the Eagles head to AT&T Stadium in a matchup that could determine who wins the division.