The Dallas Cowboys were the champions of the NFC East last season winning all six of their conference games. After the 2021 NFL draft, the other NFC East teams drafted some good picks and are “high hope” teams for this year. Which conference team should the Cowboys be worried about the most this season?
First, let's take a look at the Washington Commanders. Not too much has changed with this team and we can probably expect the same outcome as last season for them. The Commanders did manage to pick up the 16th pick of the 2022 NFL draft and snagged Wide Receiver, Jahan Dotson.
Dotson is from Penn State and will be a big impact on the Commanders. However, the Commanders can't rely on just one good draft pick to help them have a good season. Their offense is still a mess and their defense allowed an average of 25 points per game. Nothing the Cowboys need to worry about too much.
Time to look at the next team, the Philadelphia Eagles. This is a team that could cause some trouble this year. The Eagles have a lot of hype surrounding them, especially with their newest player, Defensive Tackle Jordan Davis from Georgia. This is someone who will be a key player in the Eagles defense.
Jalan Hurts is also going to be a very good player in the upcoming season. Lots of fans are stating that this year will be his peak season. This team is one that the Cowboys should be worried about, especially because of the rivalry between the two.
If the Cowboys can manage to put pressure on Hurts and find a way around their defense then a Cowboys win is more likely here.
Now onto the New York Giants, a team that is hard to decipher this year. Besides getting a really solid draft in 2022, it's hard to say if the Giants will be a team to worry about or not. After years of failure, will this be their turning point?
The Giants will have a decent season, finishing around 9-8 at the end of the year. The Cowboys should mainly be concerned about the Giants defense this year due to heavy new draft picks. The Giants are gonna be a sleeper team, with a couple of surprises up their sleeve.
The Cowboys will have a harder time going 6-0 this year in conference play, but should still take the cake at the end of the season. We'll see if the other NFC East teams will stand out this year in terms of teams that could make the playoffs.