Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

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Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys have not achieved the starts expected when the 2019 NFL season began.

Both are 3-3, and they have lost games they never would have expected to lose, but when they meet Sunday at AT&T Stadium (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC), first place in the NFC East is on the line, and the winner will have a leg up with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins struggling.

The Cowboys (three-point favorites, according to Caesars Sportsbook) are fighting history in trying to repeat as NFC East champions. No team has won back-to-back division titles since the 2003-04 Eagles, who were coached by Andy Reid. The Eagles have finished first or second in the division in five of the past six seasons.

With that as the backdrop, NFL Nation reporters Tim McManus and Todd Archer discuss the short- and long-term possibilities of this likely two-team race.

Why will the Eagles/Cowboys win the NFC East in 2019?

McManus: The NFC East is no beauty pageant, but the Eagles are best-equipped to climb out of the slop and into the postseason. They have:

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