Aug 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) talks with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after the game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 30-8. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

NFC East Staff Predictions: How Will Dallas Finish in 2013


December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins defensive players line up against Dallas Cowboys offensive players in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins defensive players line up against Dallas Cowboys offensive players in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The NFC East is perhaps the most evenly matched division in the NFL. It possesses no strong frontrunner nor does it have a clear loser. Every team was decimated with injuries last season so comparing the 2012 NFC East to the 2013 NFC East is even difficult to do. Even the writers at Sport DFW have a hard time agreeing on the outcome. But that’s why we watch the game. That’s why we break down every play and analyze every minuet detail. It’s good to have football back. It’s great to have the Dallas Cowboys back.

Let’s take a look at some staff predictions and see what they think about the Dallas Cowboys in 2013. Will the Cowboys win the division or will it be someone else?

Stephen Kenny: Junior Staff Writer, Sport DFW

Aug 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs after a catch against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second quarter at AT

Aug 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs after a catch against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second quarter at AT

As a true die-hard, I’m rootin’ for 16-0 this season.  As a realistic die-hard, I see 10-6.  Here’s the logic: an improved offensive line, plus more weapons, allows the stars to do their things a bit more; but a defense amid transition, still unable to avoid the injury bug, will likely succumb to high-powered offenses like the Packers and Broncos.  Every team in the NFC East improved slightly this year, but the ‘Boys look ready to take back the division; and in my opinion, they’ve got to if the playoffs are a goal, because the NFC South and West will scoop up Wild Card spots early.  We’ll probably split at least one or two divisional series, but I’d bet the numbers finally fall into our favor and we sneak in just over the Redskins (9-7).  The Giants finish third at 8-8, with the Eagles right behind at 7-9.

Super Bowl?  Well, I do truly believe that the Dallas Cowboys can make it — and take it.  However, if I had to bet – all bias aside – I’m going with the Denver Broncos and my pick from last year, the Atlanta Falcons.  It will be the showdown of the AARP’s most notable prospects: Peyton Manning and Tony Gonzalez.  Plus, Jones/White vs. Bailey/Rodgers-Cromartie – Wow.

Justin Thomas: Junior Staff Writer, Sport DFW

Justin Thomas breaks down the Cowboys schedule into four categories: Division, Teams they should beat, Toss ups, and Teams they should lose to.

 

Nov 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is hit by Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during a game on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is hit by Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during a game on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Division Games
New York Giants-W
Washington Redskins-W
@Philadelphia Eagles-W
@ New York Giants-L
@Washington Redskins-L
Philadelphia Eagles-W
W/L -4-2

Teams they should beat
@Kansas City Chiefs-L
St. Louis Rams-W
@Oakland Raiders-W
W/L-2-1

Toss Up Games
@San Diego Chargers-W
@Detroit Lions-L
Minnesota Vikings-W
@Chicago Bears-L
W/L -2-2

Teams they should lose to
Denver Broncos-L
New Orleans Saints-L
Green Bay Packers-W
W/L- 1-2

 

Upset Victories- @Green Bay Packers
Upset Losses- @ Kansas City Chiefs

Dallas Cowboys 2013 W/L Prediction-9-7

Cowboys make the playoffs

NFC East Division Record Predictions
New York Giants-11-5
Dallas Cowboys 9-7
Washington Redskins-9-7
Philadelphia Eagles- 7-9
Super Bowl Prediction-Houston vs. Atlanta

 

Other Predictions: On Friday Reid Hanson and Jake Wall announced their predictions for the NFC East. Check it out here.

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