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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1. Dallas Cowboys

CB: Trevon Diggs, Stephon Gilmore, DaRon Bland, Jourdan Lewis
S: Donovan Wilson, Jayron Kearse, Malik Hooker

Heading into the 2023 season, it's clear that the Dallas Cowboys have the top secondary in the NFC East. Not only do they have superior talent but their depth is far ahead of their divisional counterparts.

Trevon Diggs enters his fourth season in the NFL and already has 17 interceptions. He still never gets the praise he deserves but Cowboys fans know how quickly he can turn the momentum around.

Across from him will be Stephon Gilmore who will be 33 years of age in 2023 but was the ninth-best corner in the league last year by PFF's rankings. His addition was unexpected and made a major difference.

Behind those two, Dallas has DaRon Bland who led the team with five interceptions as a rookie. His breakout performance nearly made everyone forget just how good Jourdan Lewis is. The former third -round pick could very well be the best No. 4 cornerback in the NFL now — unless he pushes Bland back to the bench which wouldn't be a huge shock.

While all four cornerbacks are capable, the Cowboys biggest strength still resides in their safeties. They somehow kept Donovan Wilson this offseason even though he might have earned more in free agency. He's joined by Jayron Kearse, who is an emotional leader of the defense, and Malik Hooker who has been great in deep coverage.

From top to bottom, there's no secondary in the NFC East as good as the one Dallas boasts. In fact, they could even be the best in the league.

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