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Eagles Being Disrespected by Projected Finish in NFC East

By michael obermuller
Fletcher Cox and the Eagles are the reigning NFC East champs, but are they projected to repeat?
Fletcher Cox and the Eagles are the reigning NFC East champs, but are they projected to repeat? / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles were ravaged by injuries last season, but it still didn't stop them from winning the NFC East with a 9-7 record. They achieved that feat by beating the Dallas Cowboys in a head-to-head Week 16 matchup.

They even went 4-0 in their final four games, all against divisional rivals. Unfortunately for Eagles fans, their luck ran out in the first round of the playoffs when Carson Wentz left the game with injury.

Philadelphia Eagles NFC East Odds

According to the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, Philly is favored to finish in second place (-105) in the NFC East in 2020. That is an implied probability of 51.2 percent. That leaves the Cowboys as the favorites to win the division.

The Cowboys have had a decent offseason bringing back Amari Cooper and supplementing him with rookie CeeDee Lamb in the draft, but they have also taken some losses. Center Travis Frederick has retired, while cornerback Byron Jones and edge rusher Robert Quinn both left in free agency.

Philadelphia made some improvements of their own, replacing Nelson Agholor with rookie Jalen Reagor and burner Marquise Goodwin at wide receiver. They also signed DT Javon Hargrave and CB Nickell Robey-Coleman, while making a huge trade for Darius Slay.

The biggest question could be whether or not Dallas comes together under new head coach Mike McCarthy the way the Eagles have come together under Doug Pederson. The latter has proven he can win with adversity, though, making this Philly's division to lose until proven otherwise, not the other way around.

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