By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: October 19th, 2014 at 7:35 pm EST
The Philadelphia Eagles were thought to be a run-away winner of the NFC East this season. Now, after their latest win, the Dallas Cowboys are showing that they’re going to be serious contenders for the division championship.
The Cowboys are now 6-1 on the season, and received their first win within the conference after defeating the New York Giants today. The Eagles are currently on a bye, and will return next week.
ESPN’s First Take Debater Skip Bayless, who is a long-time Cowboys fan, is rushing to a conclusion that Dallas will win. No team in the NFC East has won in back-to-back seasons, as the Eagles won it last year.
The Cowboys have not made it to the playoffs since the 2009 season when they won the Divisional Championship. In the past three years, Dallas has gone 8-8, and the chances are very slim that they will be 8-8 for a fourth straight year.