By Adrian Sullivan
The Philadelphia Eagles have solely controlled the NFC East this season all while watching their enemies crumble. The recipe for the Eagles dominance comes from two main factors. The Eagles are that good, and the rest of the division is performing that poorly. The NFC East is not living up to the standard of being the most competitive division in football.
The Giants are at the bottom of the division with an abysmal 2-13 record. The once formidable opponent of the division has had a laughable season. Losing Odell Beckham to injury and benching Eli Manning describe just how terrible the Giants are this season.
The Washington Redskins have also struggled greatly this season. They are one game below .500 with a 7-8 record. The team has been riddled with injuries throughout the season, especially at the offensive line. However, Kirk Cousins has managed to keep the team afloat this season. Cousins was impressive in the win over the Denver Broncos this past Sunday. He carved up the NFL’s No. 2 ranked pass defense as the Redskins routed the Broncos 27-11. Even with his stellar play, it is uncertain if the Redskins will sign Cousins to a long-term deal when he goes into free agency after the season.
Eagles fans can rejoice as the Dallas Cowboys have been officially eliminated from playoff contention as of last night. The Cowboys loss against the Seahawks means they will not reach the post-season this year. Even with the return of their workhorse running back, Ezekiel Elliot, the Cowboys did not have enough firepower to win in crunch time. Dak Prescott has led an offensive unit that has continued to shoot themselves in the foot. Prescott has had a sophomore slump so bad that he has made a habit of throwing touchdowns for the wrong team. He currently leads the NFL with the most pick-sixes at quarterback.
Takeaways for the Eagles:
• The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Dallas Cowboys will all fail to make the post-season this year
• There is no doubt they will continue to dominate the struggling division in the foreseeable future
• They are getting ready to head into the playoffs with a capable quarterback in Nick Foles, a dominant defense, and elite team chemistry