NFC East 2023 Preview - Taking Vegas



NFC East 2023 Preview

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
August 9, 2023

The NFC East had three teams make the postseason last year and there are a lot of interesting teams to dive into. According to DraftKings odds, it seems to be a two-team race for the top of the division. There will be some tough teams on the schedule as they play the AFC East and NFC West. What team should we be betting on to win the NFC East crown? 

Philadelphia Eagles (-135)

The Philadelphia Eagles are the favorites to win the NFC East and it makes a lot of sense as they made the Super Bowl last year. Both coordinators from last season found head coaching jobs during the offseason and the defense began to look overrated later in the season. However, they still have quarterback Jalen Hurts and an onslaught of incredible talent littered throughout the field. 

They should be the favorites as the offense should continue to dominate as they were fifth in rushing as a team (147.6 yards per game). This team might not be undefeated through a handful of weeks but should be able to win the NFC East by a couple of games.

Dallas Cowboys (+190)

America’s team is going to be in the mix as this seems to be a two-team race for the top of the NFC East. The Cowboys have improved defensively with a trade for cornerback Stephon Gilmore but they need to figure things out with the offensive line if they want to be successful. The line is aging and as of this writing, right guard Zack Martin wants to be paid more and is holding out. If he does not play, that will be a huge blow. 

The team also cut Ezekiel Elliott so they are looking towards the future. It all depends on how well Dak Prescott does as he had 15 interceptions in just 12 games. The schedule is tough but they can end up winning 10-12 games and making the head-to-head matchups with the Eagles even more impactful.

New York Giants (+850)

The New York Giants made the NFC Wild Card and won a playoff game last season but are expected to take a step back in 2023. They did add tight end Darren Waller but did not improve the wide receiver spot. This team overachieved last season and with the success but had some disheartening numbers. 

The Giants had a -6 point differential and went 1-4-1 in divisional games. It will be interesting to see how the offense more focused on Daniel Jones throwing the ball. Expect some struggles to be closer to .500 than winning the division. 

Washington Commanders (+1600)

This feels like a bet you would love if you are looking to cash out after a few weeks because the Commanders get off to a hot start. Expecting Sam Howell to really get going this feeling seems like a stretch as he only had 19 passing attempts last season. Their schedule is very difficult so things are going to be tough for them in a majority of their games. 

They are favored in just two games and despite having a lot of offensive weapons with Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel they are weak essentially everywhere else. The Commanders have promise but should be the basement dweller of the NFC East this season.