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2013 NFL Predictions by Division: NFC East

After losing the division crown by a game the past two seasons, the Cowboys finally breakthrough.


The NFC East hasn't had a repeat title winner since the 2003 and 2004 seasons. That will hold true once again for the 2013 campaign.

1. Dallas Cowboys: 10-6

That's right ladies and gents. The team that we all love to hate wins the NFC East for the first time since 2009, and will do it in pretty inpressive fashion. The Boys had a pretty good draft, getting Travis Frederick, a much needed center who will automatically be the starter and Gavin Escobar, a tight end who will compliment Jason Witten nicely. Add those two to Tony Romo at quarterback, DeMarco Murray at running back, and Miles Austin and Dez Bryant at receiver, you don't have a bad offense. The defense has a hell of a seven man front with DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Anthony Spencer, Sean Lee, and Justin Durant. Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr lead the secondary. Jerry's team takes the fourth seed of the NFC side in the playoffs.

2. New York Giants: 10-6

Big Blue will miss out on the playoffs again in 2013 because they didn't do much to improve their starting lineup this off-season. The really only impact player that they added was defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. However, they lost defensive ends Osi Umenyiora and Chris Canty. While they did add some good depth in Johnathan Hankins and Damontre Moore, they likely won't see the field much until 2014. Their stable offense and defense should keep them in contention, but in the end, getting swept by the Cowboys rests their fate.

3. Washington Redskins: 9-7

Seeing RGIII take the hits that he did in 2012 was extremely unnerving. One of two things will happen: the Skins will scale back on the pistol and read option to preserve their quarterback, which could cripple their offense, or they keep chugging with the read option and RGIII gets hurt further. Each would be pretty detrimental to their team. I personally think the first option would be smarter, but who knows? Their draft wasn't too exciting because they didn't have a first round pick and their second rounder was late. Alfred Morris and Pierre Garçon are two good offensive weapons, and London Fletcher and Brian Orakpo will lead the defense. Unfortunately for the Skins, they will not be the team that they were last year.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: 4-12

I'm not a big fan of the Chip Kelly hire in Philly. Yes, maybe Andy Reid was declining in his tenure in the City of Brotherly Love, but they could've done a lot better in finding his replacement. Michael Vick is still one of the best athletes in the league, but I hate to say that he is declining in performance. His poor offensive line didn't help him out much in 2012, though, and that's why they took offensive tackle Lane Johnson with their first round pick. Their offense isn't very consistent even though it sports playmakers LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, and Brent Celek. The defense isn't very exciting either. They have DeMeco Ryans and newly acquired Isaac Sopoaga, but everyone other than that is suspect. Mark this one down as a rebuilding year for the Eagles.

What are your thoughts on the NFC East?

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