That’s the way rivalries work, and considering both the New York Giants and Washington Redskins have been bad for some time now, the NFC East lives and dies between the Cowboys and Eagles. Beating them matters. Destroying them feels incredible.
Dropping 37 points on Doug Pederson’s squad after he effectively guaranteed a win against the Cowboys is indeed quite satisfying. It’s no wonder that Cowboys fans have bounced back in the confidence department, SB Nation’s FanPulse tool keeps track of this throughout the season (you can sign up to be a part of it right here).
Cowboys fans are at 57% confidence which is the highest they’ve been since the 65% mark they had following the Week 4 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Obviously things were great for the first three weeks of the season, just like it’s obvious that everything fell apart over the last three weeks with the New York Jets loss as a cherry on top.
Winning cures all as they say, and that’s why the Cowboys have bounced back. I’d venture to guess that had Dallas throttled say the Cincinnati Bengals by the same score that things wouldn’t feel as rosy during the bye week, again beating the Eagles is a different sort of joy.
Speaking of the Eagles, losing to the Cowboys destroyed their fans
The wonderful thing about FanPulse is that SB Nation polls every single fan base. This means that we can see and analyze how other fans are feeling about the state of their team. Just as an example there is literally a 0% confidence in the Atlanta Falcons from fans at The Falcholic. Washington was at 0% just three weeks ago as well.
While they haven’t dropped a goose egg quite yet (although their team just about did) Eagles fans are preeeeeetty down on the team that they spent all offseason telling us was unstoppable. They have plummeted to a 7% confidence level which is the lowest on record for those that have made the wrong choice in life to root for the team in the City of Brotherly Love.
NFC East fans confidence levels
You hate to see it. Really. Truly. You just hate to.
Nah. You don’t.