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How the Cowboys and Eagles Matchup in 2022

Heading into the 2022 season, the ' biggest threat to a repeat title are the .

It's easy to see why, too. The Eagles made the playoffs last season and made many improvements to their roster. Philadelphia drafted defensive and and signed Haason Reddick, cornerback and linebacker Kyzir White in .

Both games against the Eagles will be crucial, especially the week 16 contest in Arlington. With much talk around who's better, here's how I think the Cowboys and Eagles matchup going into this coming season.

Quarterback: Cowboys

has some potential, but he’s nowhere near Dak Prescott’s level. There’s a chance he will experience growth in 2022, and I think he will. However, to say he’s close to Prescott is foolish.

Hurts is a better runner than Prescott, but that’s about all he has over him. You don’t need stats to prove Prescott is better than Hurts. This is an easy choice.

Running Backs: Cowboys

You can make a logical case for Miles Sanders being better than Ezekiel Elliott, but Dallas has far more depth at the position.

is a better RB2 than any Eagles player, which gives the Cowboys the advantage here. Kenneth Gainwell had an alright rookie season, and Boston Scott is a serviceable backup. But Pollard being there gives Dallas the edge.

Pass Catchers: Eagles

At this moment, A.J. Brown is better than CeeDee Lamb and Dallas Goedert is better than . Both can become better, especially Lamb. But right now, that’s not the case.

DeVonta Smith is coming off a stellar rookie campaign, and Quez Watkins is a serviceable WR3. Gallup is a quality WR2, but the Cowboys lack proven depth after him. Prescott is the better quarterback, but Hurts will have more weapons in 2022.

Offensive Line: Eagles

If and La’el Collins were still on Dallas’ roster, it would have the advantage. But this year, Dallas is starting rookie at and at , who’s never been a full-time starter before.

The Eagles employ Lane Johnson and Mailata at tackle, one of the best tackle duos in the league. In addition, Philadelphia has Jason Kelce at center and the rising Landon Dickerson at guard.

Whether Smith, Steele or even can take a step remains to be seen. Until they do, the Eagles have the advantage.

Defensive Line: Eagles

The Cowboys’ lackluster DT group is what gives Philadelphia the advantage here. While edge rushers Demarcus Lawrence and Reddick are at a similar level, both Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave are better than any DT Dallas has.

We’ve yet to see Neville Gallimore truly break out, and maybe this is the season he does. But for now, the Eagles have the superior .

Linebackers: Cowboys

I feel pretty confident that Micah Parsons is better than every Eagles linebacker put together. He’s arguably the best LB in football and miles ahead of any Philadelphia LB.

White was a good for the Eagles and Dean was an excellent draft selection. But Parsons outweighs them all just on his own.

Secondary: Toss-up

If we were just ranking cornerbacks, the Eagles take this. Darius Slay and James Bradberry are a better duo than and . But, we have to consider safeties too.

Anthony Harris failed to make the impact he made with the in 2021. Both and had better seasons than him. Quarterbacks have a 116.7 passer rating when targeting the Eagles’ other starting , K’Von Wallace.

The Eagles have the advantage at cornerback while the Cowboys have it at safety. That’s why this is a toss-up. You could go either way in the .

Nick Coppola
Nick Coppola
Student at the University of Oklahoma. Reporter for OU Daily. Junior Writer for Inside The Star. Contributor for Guns Up Nation.

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William Bristol

Disagree with the statement “if we still still had Williams and Collins our O-line would be equal to Beagles O -line. We couldn’t get much with either of those guys. We need to try something different. Smith and Steele will be an improvement.Josh Ball will help too.

S Jones

CeeDee toated Bradberry last year, so I disagree that he is that good at all.
Lane Johnson is not better tham Tyron Smith, Goddert is not better than Shultz, Dickerson is miles behind Zack Martin..
As far as pass catchers, theirs are not better, even if they have Brown, Devonta Smith is not better than Gallup,
The eagles pass rushers are not better than ours, i could go on and on. We will sweep them again.

Thomas33

Did anyone see Bradberry play last year? He wasn’t the same guy he was in 2020. The Giants were all too happy to see him go.

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