The Dallas Cowboys were a beautiful surprise in 2014. Not only did they enter the season with a quarterback coming off of his second back surgery in as many
Their impressive all-around team effort this past season was enough for them to finish 12-4, win a playoff game against the Detroit Lions and nearly pull off a huge win in Lambeau against the Green Bay Packers. The Cowboys have retained their head coach, defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator. While it looks like DeMarco Murray is one player who could potentially leave town if he gets a big enough offer, they aren't going to be losing a ton aside
The question then becomes, who will their biggest competition be? The immediate answer for most is likely to be the Philadelphia Eagles and that Chip Kelly-led offense. Their offense is fun to watch, but is Nick Foles good enough to lead this team past the Cowboys and into the
So what about the rumors of the Eagles being interested in trading up to try and draft Marcus Mariota? Well, I'm not going to bet on that happening in the first place, but also, expecting a rookie to lead the Eagles into the
Cowboys vs. Giants For 2015 NFC East Crown?
I'm bracing for it, because we're all a bit scared about what Odell Beckham Jr.
Before I just go off on a rant about that catch, and about Beckham as a player, the Giants could very possibly be the team pushing for the NFC East crown along with Dallas for a
So, why am I picking a team who went 6-10, and had a stretch where they lost seven in a row as one of the Cowboys' biggest roadblocks next year? Well, the Giants were bad at times this past year, but they actually only had one truly bad loss (25-24 at the Jacksonville Jaguars). Aside from that game, New York lost only to playoff teams, the 10-6 Eagles and the 8-8 San Francisco 49ers.
As much as I dislike the Giants, and yes, I really, truly dislike the Giants (as most Cowboys fans do), they have some major upside in 2015. Eli Manning actually threw for 30 touchdowns with 14 interceptions last year, showing that he's not done just yet. Manning still needs to work on the turnovers, as he made some brutal throws, but he really started clicking with Beckham at the end of the season. The Giants also dealt with multiple injuries last season, and will not only get back Victor Cruz, but they hope they will have a consistently healthy Rashad Jennings. Most importantly, their offense with Cruz, and Beckham
Don't get me wrong, the Giants aren't going to be just turn the page to next year and win the Super Bowl, but if they can get healthy and make the most of the
Let's not give too much credit just yet either, because the NFC East crown still belongs to the team in Texas, and they aren't giving it up without a major fight. All due respect to both the Eagles, Giants and the Washington Redskins, but Jason Garrett and his team aren't going to hand the reigns over just yet. What they will get though, is a ton of competition from some very talented teams. If you thought 2014 was a ride, you should buckle up for 2015.