Here’s Why Dallas Cowboys are Still the Favorites to Win NFC East

Published 11/28/2020, 2:52 PM EST
Oct 25, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (91) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Ben DiNucci (7) during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


NFL fans will agree that the NFC East Division is looked down upon by other teams across the league. The likes of Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and the Washington Football Team. All these teams have a tally of 13 wins heading into Week 12.

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The Cowboys and the Washington Football Team faced off on Friday. Washington emerged as winners in that game by a comfortable 16-41 scoreline on Thanksgiving weekend. That win propelled Ron Rivera’s team to the top of the NFC East Division table.

On the other hand, the Cowboys dropped to the last spot in the NFC East Division. Mike McCarthy’s boys have just 3 wins from 11 games this season.

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But despite that win, we reckon the Cowboys have the best shot to make the Playoffs by winning the rest of their 5 games.

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One might argue that the Cowboys are in a bad position considering all their injury niggles. They are definitely missing their franchise quarterback, Dak Prescott, who is out for the season with a double compound fracture.

But if you look at their remaining fixtures, they have the best shot at making the Playoffs by winning their division.

Apart from next week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Cowboys have a relatively easy schedule as compared to the other teams in the East.

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The Andy Dalton-led Dallas Cowboys will be expected to win their games against under-performing teams like Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers.

Nov 22, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) catches a pass for a touchdown against Minnesota Vikings defensive back Jeff Gladney (20) in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys are also scheduled to take on NFC East opponents, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants. They will be favorites to win both those games, having beaten the Giants earlier this season. They are currently on a 3-8 record heading into Week 13.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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