Cowboys gift Eagles a golden opportunity: State of the NFC East


Week 13 has the potential to be a new beginning for the Eagles. The Cowboys lost to another team above .500 as the Bills handed Prescott and company a big loss in Dallas. With the Eagles and Cowboys struggling to pull away with the NFC East, the Giants and Redskins still remain kicking and screaming. Anyways, here’s my week 13 outlook on the State of the NFC East.

Philadelphia Eagles

2019 Record: 5-6

2019 RANKS:

• Offense: 18th

• Defense: 16th

• Passing offense: 23rd

• Rushing offense: 13th

Keys for week 13:

• Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor return

• Lane Johnson cleared to go

• Carson Wentz needs to play his game

Week 13 vs Miami Dolphins @ 1pm ET

The Eagles are currently on a two-game losing streak heading into Sunday. Both games were certainly within reach, only adding to the mix of positivity and frustration.

The defense has found their groove and is keeping this team in game, while an injury-plagued offense is struggling to produce. With a healthy Alshon returning and the franchise right tackle, Lane Johnson, returning; this could be the opportunity the Eagles need to find their rhythm and attempt to run the table. The playoffs are within reach as the Cowboys seem to be spiraling out.

Washington Redskins

2019 Record: 2-9

2019 Ranks:

• Offense: 32nd

• Defense: 23rd

• Passing offense: 32nd

• Rushing offense: 27th

Week 13 vs Carolina Panthers @ 1pm ET

The Redskins secured their 2nd win of the season last week as they defeated the Detroit Lions. More of a morale game for the rookie Dwayne Haskins, this team hasn’t done much to show any signs of growth all season long. Maybe this is the turning point they need to see what they have in their young stars.

Dallas Cowboys

2019 Record: 6-6

2019 RANKS:

• Offense: 8th

• Defense: 8th

• Passing offense: 1st

• Rushing offense: 8th

Week 13 loss to the Buffalo Bills

So, the Cowboys haven’t been able to muster much against teams with winning records and Thursday night was no different. The Cowboys suffered a tough loss to a Bills team that has had its share of ups and downs this season. With all of the rumors swirling of the possible firing of Jason Garret, it seems as if this team just can’t find their footing. It doesn’t matter how much talent they have, the focus and drive just aren’t there right now.

New York Giants

2019 Record: 2-9

2019 Ranks:

• Offense: 24th

• Defense: 29th

• Passing offense: 22nd

• Rushing offense: 21st

Week 13 vs Green Bay Packers @ 1pm ET

The Giants are struggling right now and at the center of it all is the regression of Saquon Barkley in the past several weeks. Whether the Giants rushed their star running back or not, it seems as if Barkley is looking to rebound from his last several games. As this season continues to unfold, the Giants will look to hopefully close the season in stride and carry that momentum into the future.

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