NFC Beast is Back?
Dallas Cowboys' Peyton Hendershot (89) hurdles New York Giants' Dane Belton during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

It has been a long standing joke, the NFC East is the worst division in football, a joke that has been accurate for years. But things are changing in the NFL. The NFC least is no longer, in fact it is the best division in football.  The Eagles are still the league’s only unbeaten team, the Cowboys have won four straight with a back up quarterback and how about the Giants, a stunning win over Aarton Rodgers and the Packers in London has them at 4-1. Oh yea, the Washington team is still trying to keep things in the past, but 3 out of 4 ain’t bad. All three of the East’s top contenders are doing it in different ways.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is proving all of his doubters wrong and they have a solid defense to go with him. The Giants are riding the legs of Saquan Barkley, finally healthy, he looks like the guy that came out of Penn St. As for the Cowboys, it is all about the defense. The Boys have given up just one touchdown per game in the first five games and on Sunday they managed to score a touchdown. Not sure when Dallas is going to get Dak Prescott back, but if he can ignite the offense, folks better take notice. It is still early in the season, but fans of all three teams have to be very happy with what they are seeing and have to be dreaming about how it all may end. I have learned over the years not to let early success or failure define what a team will eventually become. But for fan bases that have been disappointed in the past, it’s nice to have something to hang your hat on.

This week’s Cowboys vs Eagles showdown will tell plenty, I still believe the Giants will fade and it will come down to these two teams. As a football fan, I love what is happening in the NFC East, these traditional powers are back and I can’t wait for next weekend!

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