It’s been a good season so far for fans of NFC East teams. Unless you’re a Redskins fan. Or a Giants fan. So really it’s just been a good season for Eagles and Cowboys fans. Well, you can’t please all of the people all of time. After all, just look at my columns. Or the NFC East.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)
Last week: Bye week
This week: At Detroit
It’s a great time to be an Eagles fan. Undefeated, a franchise QB to build around and a dominant defense. Feel free to celebrate the Carson Wentz era. The players are. Carson Wentz celebrated the only way he knows how: shooting animals for fun.
What a team.
Dallas Cowboys (3-1)
Last week: Beat the 49ers 24-17
This week: Host the Bengals
It’s been a really good season and the beginning of a new era for the Cowboys as well. They are almost at last year’s win total already, and have done so without Tony Romo able to play or Jerry Jones making any embarrassing remarks defending one of his embarrassing players. But there is trouble on the horizon. Dak Prescott has been so impressive that the team should and probably is seriously considering keeping him as the starter when Tony Romo returns from injury. This would be another chapter in the new era of the Cowboys, were in the past they would just rush Romo back from injury and he would suffer even more pain. Maybe they’re making up for that? You might think that’s foolish, but Jerry Jones doesn’t think so.
“We know we that we dream of having that kind of dilemma,” Jones said. “I know that everyone associated with it prays that we have that kind of dilemma. I would love to have that problem.”
Jerry Jones prays that he has to consider benching the best QB he’s ever had so he can keep starting a rookie that the coaching staff doesn’t trust to throw downfield. I’m not a religious man but I’m going to pray for that too.
Washington Redskins (2-2)
Last week: Beat the Browns 31-20
This week: At the Ravens
Checking back in w the Redskins securty hotline pic.twitter.com/OBvGwCBCIw— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) October 2, 2016
New York Giants (2-2)
Last week: Lost to the Vikings 24-10
This week: At the Packers
The talk of the town for the Giants this week is that their overhauled defense still hasn’t gotten a turnover and that they are last in sacks.
No wait, that isn’t what they are talking about. They are crapping all over the Giants best player.
Odell Beckham, Jr. has declared that he isn’t happy anymore, which is pretty incredible because it implies he was ever happy being on the pile of slop that has been Giants during his tenure there. So what do the Giants do? Do they examine why their one actual star player is not happy? No. Do they take a moment to reflect on how they got to this situation? No. Do they tell the player that it’s his fault? Yes.
But it has gotten to the point now where Beckham has reached a crossroads. Beginning Sunday night in Green Bay, there is no room for another emotional misstep. The entire nation will be watching, and he's running out of goodwill with fans, the team and even those in his inner circle. They're in agreement that he simply needs to play football, not worry about any potential late hits or an opponent doing whatever to get in his head. Beckham needs to let it roll off his shoulders and take care of his business.
“He needs to control his emotions better and become less of a distraction to himself and to his teammates” McAdoo said in a conference call last week. Now that’s a leader.
"I'm tired of all the stat chats. This is Odell Beckham's 3rd year with the Giants. No playoffs. I'm interested in winning."— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) October 5, 2016
- Jon Gruden pic.twitter.com/oIBaJanZAP
The Giants defense and running game is almost non-existent and their coaching has sucked, but let’s run one of the best WRs in the league out of town.