A defensive moment for Daniel Jones with the Giants, a defensive check for the Dallas Cowboys, all eyes on Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia and questions for the Washington defender. Sky Sports NFL Announces NFC East Ahead Of New Season
Talk time is almost over and the 2021 NFL season is just around the corner. And as we get closer to the start of the game, the Sky Sports NFL writers break down all eight divisions, from key players to the biggest acquisitions.
For now, let’s take a look at the contenders – starting with the Cowboys and others. in NFC East.
Main coach: Mike McCarthy
Key person: The absence makes the heart plump, and the Cowboys learned the hard way that last season after Duck Prescott died due to a one-year injury in the fifth week. The end of the year both for himself and, ultimately, for the team. But he returned and received generous funding from a $ 160 million four-year contract he signed in March. Andy Dalton did everything he could in his place, but it was during Prescott’s recovery that the Cowboys were reminded of how important he was to the franchise. This team is numbered 4.
Major additions: Cowboys couldn’t stop anyone in 2020. Their answer? Six consecutive draft defensive picks. Among them was the coveted University of Pennsylvania midfielder. Mika Parsons 12th overall, followed by the fourth round midfielder Jabril Cox add to the signature of the defender turned midfielder Keanu Neal in updating the position of the group. Neville Gallimore’s injury in training camp means a third round tackle. Wasp Odigizuwa could have played a key role from the start as well as a second round corner defender Calvin Joseph looms as a long-term partner of Trevon Diggs.
Last season: Not great, Bob. 6-10, third in NFC East, one of the worst defenses in the league, fifth in most rallies, destroyed offensive line, injury to their star quarterback, clumsy former first-round defender, humiliation of Washington on Thanksgiving Day, and immediate question marks for their first year head coach. Rookie receiver Sidi Lamb was one of the few hotspots, as was tight-end Dalton Schultz after Blake Jarvin’s injury and Randy Gregory’s return with a late-season suspension.
Perspectives: The return of striker linemen Tyrone Smith, Zach Martin and Lael Collins after injury is a game changer for Duck Prescott and this attack, which has no excuses to avoid being one of the strongest players in the league in 2021. The Cowboys Defense, now managed by newly appointed Defense Coordinator Dan Quinn following the departure of Mike Nolan. Quinn has helped lead Seattle Seahawks’ famed Boom Legion, and in Dallas he is living up to expectations of a similar blockbuster influence, with a fully trained Leighton Vander Ash, along with Jylon Smith and Parsons, reportedly being helped.
Forecast: 1st (10-7)
Main coach: Joe Judge