One of the biggest surprises of the season – two, really – resides in the NFC East, where the Eagles and Cowboys have been among the most impressive teams in the NFL through four weeks.
Philadelphia is the league’s last unbeaten team, improving to 4-0 after a 29-21 victory over the Jaguars in Week 4. Not only are the Eagles undefeated, but they’ve been dominant on both sides of the ball, ranking second overall in total offense and third in total defense.
Not far behind Philly is reigning NFC East champion Dallas. After falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and losing starting quarterback Dak Prescott to injury in Week 1, the Cowboys have won three in a row behind backup quarterback Cooper Rush. While Rush has certainly played well enough for the Cowboys to win all three of his starts, Dallas’ defense has been the catalyst. The unit has allowed just 14.3 points per game since Prescott went down.
Despite the Cowboys’ impressive three-game stretch, a pair of “Speak” cohosts agreed that the Eagles were the more impressive team through the first month of the season.
“When you watch the Eagles – we’re electrifying on offense, on defense,” former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said. “You put this team together, we didn’t know what it would look like. I was part of a team that we put together that was called the ‘Dream Team.’ You had Nnamdi Asomugha, Asante Samuel, DRC (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie), myself, DeSean Jackson. For backups, we had Vince Young.
“We had an All-Star team, right? We weren’t an undefeated team. C’mon, we were 4-12. But the (2022) Philadelphia Eagles, they’re not that. They’re a superstar team, and they’re getting it done, 4-0. That’s very impressive.”
Have the Eagles been the most impressive team to start the season?
The panelists on ‘Speak’ debate whether the undefeated Eagles or the 3-1 Cowboys have been the more impressive NFC East team through four games.
FOX Sports Dallas Cowboys writer David Helman didn’t deny that…
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Publish date : 2022-10-06 23:36:58
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