Despite their 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys remain in contention for the NFC East title, according to NFL insider Dan Graziano. Graziano emphasized that the game was closely contested and believes that the Cowboys could catch up in the division race before their upcoming matchup in early December.
Graziano dismissed claims that the Cowboys cannot regain the NFC East, citing the upcoming schedules of both teams as a determining factor. He emphasized that the game in December will be held in Dallas, and if the Cowboys perform well in their upcoming games while the Eagles face challenges, they have a legitimate chance to compete for the division title.
Graziano also alluded to the long-standing NFC East curse, where no team has won the division in consecutive years for over two decades. He mentioned that the Eagles would need to break this streak to defend their NFC East title, as the last team to achieve this feat was the Eagles in 2005.
Between their current game and the next meeting with the Eagles, the Eagles face three teams with winning records: the Chiefs, the Bills, and the 49ers.
Despite their recent loss, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott expressed the fine margins in football, acknowledging that a few inches on critical plays could have altered the game’s outcome. He maintained a positive outlook, emphasizing that the team fought hard and would use the experience to move forward and continue competing in the NFC East.
The Cowboys, now with a 5-3 record, trail the Eagles, who lead the division at 8-1. The Cowboys have no respite from divisional action, as they prepare to face the New York Giants in Week 10, followed by games against the Panthers and the Commanders.