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Washington Poses Toughest Threat To Cowboys’ 2021 Return To Division Champs

They may not have an actual team name yet, but the Washington Football Team will likely be the Cowboys' toughest division test in 2021.

The defending East champs won that crown by default in 2020, finishing just 7-9 in this laughable division. But despite not really being a threat in the 2020 postseason, this team could be a force for years to come.

Washington is loaded upfront. Their is littered with former draft darlings, including the newly named Rookie of the Year Chase Young. But as good as Young and his 7.5 were last year, he wasn't even the team's best . That was former Alabama standout Jonathan Allen.

So, yes, they are deep on the defensive line.

On the offensive side of the ball they have solid skill talent, led by the dynamic . is a problem to deal with as well, which will remember vividly from Day.Antonio Gibson, Washington

The one area holding them back, though, and the one reason I still feel confident in the Cowboys as the 2021 division favorites, is the position.

was a really nice feel good story last year, but his play isn't going to ever be at an elite level. Certainly not to the level of the current day . They are likely in the running to draft a quarterback this Spring, but by accidentally winning the (I kid), they actually hurt their chances of snagging that franchise guy in round one.

Still, much like last season, Washington sort of earns this “favorite” designation by default.

The seem lost, looking to quarterback and having fired . They were awful last season, and look to be on the verge of another rebuild now.

The certainly played tough each week under first year head coach Joe Judge, but until they figure out their quarterback position they aren't any sort of real threat in the NFC either.

Ultimately, if the Cowboys stay healthy and meet expectations there's no reason they shouldn't win the NFC East. But they'll have to dethrone the only team to sweep them last season in order to do so.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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