Last year's NFC East was grounded as the worst division in pro football. The Washington Football Team were the longshot to emerge at the start of 2020, and they won the division with a 7-9 record. But 2021 appears to be the return of the Dallas Cowboys, who start the season healthier and favored to win the NFC East, according to preseason NFL division odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.
With Dak Prescott returning from injury and signed to a long-term contract, the Cowboys (+105) are the favorite over the Washington Football Team (+270) in the NFC East. Prescott is also one of the top candidates to lead the league in passing yards.
Washington's odds improved when they signed free agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in March. That moved them ahead of the New York Giants (+440) with the Philadelphia Eagles (+550) projected to finish last in the NFC East.
The Cowboys also have a top-five ranking at running back with Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard now running behind a healthier offensive line, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Cowboys open the regular season on the road as a 6.5-point underdog on Thursday, Sept. 9 against the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Here are the division winners odds to win the NFC East in 2021, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Odds to Win the NFC East 2021
1. Dallas Cowboys (+105)
2. Washington Football Team (+270)
3. New York Giants (+440)
4. Philadelphia Eagles (+550)
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