While the Cowboys seem to be the favorite to win the NFC East, the race could still be wide open. Here is an updated look at the divisional future odds and how this dog fight will play out.
Dallas Cowboys (+175 NFC East, +1200 NFC)
The Dallas Cowboys are the only team in the NFC East that has a higher season win total than 7 ½. Dallas’ season win total is sitting at nine this offseason, and they are the odds on favorite to win the division. They made a nice move this offseason by adding Cedric Thornton, who should help their atrocious run defense from last season, but other than that their offseason is a bit of a mystery. They are +175 to win the Division at Heritage.
They drafted Ezekiel Elliot way too high, even though they already had Darren McFadden, as well as Alfred Morris. Elliot might turn into a great running back, but I’ve never been a fan of drafting running backs really high in the draft. It rarely works out. They may be the favorite to win the division, but they are by no means a lock to win it (+2000 at BetOnline).
New York Giants (+250 NFC East, +2000 NFC)
I really like the Giants’ offseason, and right now they are probably my favorite play in this division. They spent most of their free agent capital reinforcing their defense, which was, of course, their main weakness last season. They signed Olivier Vernon who should provide close to, if not more than double-digit sacks for them next season, and consider they were awful at putting pressure on QBs last season, it’s a great signing. They are +250 at Bovada.
They also inked Janoris Jenkins to a huge deal to start opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, which should provide them with a great 1-2 corner combo next season. Of course, letting Tom Coughlin go is a mystery, but the games are won on the field, and Ben McAdoo really revamped this offense. As for an NFL Pick, If nothing changes with Coughlin’s departure, I really like the Giants’ odds to win the division (+1400 at SportsBetting).
Washington Redskins (+300 NFC East, +2500 NFC)
The Redskins are one of those teams that could exceed or fall way below expectations this season. The biggest move was franchising Kirk Cousins, which was easily their number one priority this offseason. His growth last season was huge for the Redskins, and he gives this team a chance to win the division. They are +300 at Bookmaker.
On the other side of the ball, Washington brought in the best corner on the market in Josh Norman. The Washington secondary has been a weakness for this club for the last few seasons, but Norman is going to fix that. However, with a questionable run game and the need for another receiver, the Skins will compete, but they are still likely the third best team in the division (+325 at Intertops).
Philadelphia Eagles (+400 NFC East, +3300 NFC)
Philadelphia spent the summer offloading Chip Kelly assets, so they are fully in the rebuilding process. Byron Maxwell, DeMarco Murray, and Kiki Alonso are all gone and after the Philly offensive line was pretty bad last season, it’s going to take GM, Howie Roseman some time before the Eagles are ready to compete for the division. They are +400 at Bovada.
Philly does have a better o-line this season but the problem might not be their line but who is standing behind it. They took a big risk moving up to draft Carson Wentz, oh, and they still have that Sam Bradford guy. Neither one of them is going to be a great quarterback next season, so it will be interesting to see the Philly offense operate post-Chip Kelly. While they might still fight to be a .500 team, the Eagles are in no way a great best to win this division (+500 at GTBets).