NFC East secondaries ranked from worst to best in 2023

• Washington and New York are counting on youth

• Philly has a mix of veteran leadership and potential

• The Cowboys have two potential No. 1 cornerbacks

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2. Philadelphia Eagles

CB: Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Avonte Maddox, Kelee Ringo
S: Terrell Edmunds, Reed Blankenship

For part of the offseason, it appeared the Philadelphia Eagles secondary was about to suffer a huge loss. Darius Slay was reportedly leaving but then at the last minute, they struck an agreement on a three-year extension worth $42 million.

Had he left, the Eagles might have still finished second — since their secondary is pretty deep — but with him, they can challenge Dallas. Slay is still one of the top corners in the NFL and he starts across from James Bradberry who was ranked 27th by PFF. In the slot is Avante Maddox, who was 25th.

If it wasn't enough to have three corners in the top-30, they somehow landed Kelee Ringo out of Georgia in the fourth round. There was a time when he was considered a first-round pick and even if his star lost some of the shine, he's going to be a steal at that value.

Where Dallas has the edge though is at safety. Reed Blankenship did well in 10 games but has to prove he can do it for a full season. Next to him is Terrell Edmunds who replaces C. J. Gardner-Johnson but is not an upgrade. They'll surely turn to third-round pick Sydney Brown at some point as well.