In 2022, the Dallas Cowboys will attempt to do something the franchise hasn’t done since 1996: Win back-to-back NFC East division titles. And they’re a heavy favorite to do so.
Here’s a look at updated NFL odds for NFC East winner this season:
Dallas Cowboys -120
Despite a successful 12-5 season that led to an NFC East title for the Dallas Cowboys, a home loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the NFL playoffs felt inexcusable.
The Cowboys have most of their important pieces returning and it makes sense to see them at this minus-money price when compared to the competition in this division. Dak Prescott is the clearcut best quarterback in the NFC East, which should be enough to get Dallas to another division crown.
Don’t be afraid to lay this price on one of the league’s most talented rosters.
Philadelphia Eagles +300
It was an overachievement for the Philadelphia Eagles to reach the playoffs in Jalen Hurts’ first full season as the starter.
He showed flashes throughout 2021 but just 16 passing touchdowns likely won’t be enough to make any more noise than they did a year ago. For Philadelphia to make the leap to NFC East title contention, Hurts will need to develop into a franchise-caliber quarterback and they will need to show fight against stronger opposition.
They went 0-7 against playoff teams in 2021.
Washington Commanders +450
The Commanders will start a different quarterback in Week 1 for the fifth consecutive season after trading for Carson Wentz in the offseason.
Head coach Ron Rivera won’t be short of talent here with running back Antonio Gibson and wide receiver Terry McLaurin both solid producers at their respective positions.
The Commanders may not be in the fight for the division but if the defense can get back to the way it played in 2020 and the offense can be average with Wentz, this team could contend for a playoff spot.
New York Giants +700
The futures market simply doesn’t see Daniel Jones and the Giants as any sort of threat to the NFC East crown and why should it?
New York hasn’t won this division since the 2011 season and has had just one winning season out of the previous eight. Hard to back a team with a recent history like that who will be starting a quarterback that has 24 total touchdowns and 26 total turnovers in 25 games since the start of the 2020 season.