After alternating division titles in each of the last four years, will the Dallas Cowboys get back on top in the NFC East in 2020 or will the Philadelphia eagles become the first consecutive division winner since they last accomplished the feat during their four-year run from 2001-2004? Could the New York Giants overcome their issues to challenge either division rivals or could the revamped Washington Redskins surprise after making a great offseason head coaching hire?
If you’ve got questions on just which team is offering the best value against their 2020 NFC East division odds, then I’ve got the post draft answers that you’re looking for!
NFL NFC East Divisional Odds After Draft
- Odds To Win NFC East: +115
The Cowboys are coming off an underachieving 8-8 campaign that saw them lose two more games than they did in winning the NFC east in 2018. Still, there’s plenty of hope that Dallas can get back on top in 2020 after they finished the 2019 campaign ranked first in total offense and sixth in scoring (27.1 ppg) while also finishing a solid ninth in total defense and 11th in points allowed (20.1 ppg).
The Dallas Cowboys added veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe while re-signing star wide receiver Amari Cooper and putting their franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott. Better yet, the Boys had one of the best drafts of any team in the league by nabbing Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb with the 17th overall pick and Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs with the 51st overall pick. Right now, Dallas looks ‘scary’ good on offense and I believe their defensive additions will help them improve on that side of the ball as well.
- Odds To Win NFC East: +125
The Philadelphia Eagles won the NFC East last season by going a modest 9-7 while finishing 12th in scoring (24.1 ppg) and 15th in points allowed (22.1 ppg). To address their needs on both sides of the ball, Philly re-signed veteran defensive back Jalen Mills to a one-year deal while adding a handful of veteran defensive players as well, including cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. Unfortunately, the Eagles didn’t have the best draft around as they picked TCU wideout Jalen Reagor with the 21st overall pick even though there were several other higher rated receivers on the board. The Birds then backed that up with an even more head-scratching decision to take Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts in the second round, even though they gave franchise signal-caller Carson Wentz $128 million just one year ago.
New York Giants
- Odds To Win NFC East: +850
The New York Giants were a mess in going 4-12 last season in their final year under former head coach Pat Shurmur, but there was still a bit of good news as the G-Men found out that quarterback Daniel Jones was clearly worthy of the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. The bad news is that New York hired a complete unknown in former Patriots special teams coordinator and wide receiver coach Joe Judge. New York finished 18th in scoring (21.3 ppg) and a dismal 30th in points allowed (28.2 ppg) last season and they made a handful of decent signings in free agency. However, the Giants also surprised by taking Georgia tackle Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the draft when several other tackles like Tristan Wirfs were rated higher. I do like their second round pick of Alabama safety Xavier McKinney, but overall, I’m not very impressed with New York’s draft.
- Odds To Win NFC East: +1000
The Washington Commanders are coming off a pitiful 3-13 season in five games under former head coach Jay Gruden and interim head coach Bill Callahan. While Washington finished a dismal 32nd in scoring (16.6 ppg) and 27t in points allowed (27.2 ppg), there are plenty of good reasons to believe the Skins are going to turn things around in a hurry. First and foremost, I love Washington’s hiring of former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. The Sins made a handful of nice veteran free agent additions including former Panthers Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis. The Redskins also nabbed a player that looks like a perennial Pro Bowler in Ohio State superstar defensive end Chase Young with the second overall pick while addressing some of their offensive needs by picking offensive players with their next four picks. The Skins have to find out if young quarterback Dwayne Haskins is the answer, but simply by hiring Rivera, there will be no more nonsense coming out of the nation’s capitol, unless you count Donald trump that is.
I like Dallas to win the NFC East in 2020 with Philadelphia right on their heels. I’m also not going to be surprised one iota to see Washington challenge to finish at .500, but in the end, the Boys are the pick to get it done in the NFC East in 2020.
Division Winner: Dallas Cowboys