There is no denying that the 2020 NFL season was a rough one for the Dallas Cowboys, but it was also a rough one for the entire NFC East. Regarded as the NFL’s most-storied division, also the only one which is comprised entirely of teams that have won at least one Super Bowl, the NFC East was a disaster all throughout last season, so much so that the Washington Football Team managed to “win” it with a 7-9 record.
This division has undergone a variety of changes in the past couple of years. Consider that the longest-tenured head coaches within the NFC East specifically are only entering their second year in it (Mike McCarthy, Ron Rivera, and Joe Judge) while the lone outlier is a first-time head coach (Nick Sirriani).
In case you didn’t know, Brandon Gowton from Bleeding Green Nation and I have a show every week called the NFC East Mixtape where we discuss, you guessed it, the latest happenings in the division. It is a unique show in that it is accessible on both the Blogging The Boys and Bleeding Green Nation podcast feeds. You can subscribe to the Blogging The Boys podcast feed on Apple devices right here or on Spotify right here. You can listen to the latest episode above this paragraph.
Speaking of this week’s episode, on Vol. 6 of the Mixtape BLG and I decided to put together an All-NFC East offense. How many Cowboys do you think made the list?
How many Dallas Cowboys would make an All-NFC East offense?
When you look at the state of the offensive players in the NFC East, any silver and blue bias aside, it is difficult to think that the largest representation on the team would not go to work every day at The Star in Frisco.
Clearly Dak Prescott is the best quarterback in the division, and within that is a question that is a bit interesting. Is the gap between Dak and the second-best quarterback in the NFC East (pick whoever you want, call it Ryan Fitzpatrick for argument’s sake) larger than the best quarterback in any other division and the second-best in that same division?
What other Cowboys would appear on the All-NFC East offense? I won’t give away the entire team, but we did have four and a half (you read that right) Cowboys on the team:
- QB Dak Prescott
- LT Tyron Smith
- RG Zack Martin
- WR Amari Cooper
- WR Michael Gallup
BLG petitioned hard for Philadelphia Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith to be the third wide receiver on the team to which I politely scoffed. Acknowledging that Smith certainly has a high ceiling and that it will be interesting to see him in the NFL, it is simply too early to put him on an all-division team.
After disagreement there, I argued for Michael Gallup as the third-best receiver in the division after Amari Cooper and Terry McLaurin. Kenny Golladay was thrown out as another option, but obviously Michael Gallup’s game is rather impressive.
How many Dallas Cowboys would make your all-NFC East offensive team?