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Dak Prescott is the next Sam Bradford

We are all witnesses

Miami Dolphins v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The preseason is halfway over and oh man do we have some intrigue in the NFC East. Josh Norman is running his mouth, the Giants aren’t talking at all, the Eagles coach is struggling with pronouncing words and that Cowboys QB controversy we told you about last week isn’t just talk.

Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)

Last week: Who cares, it was a preseason game.

This week: at Colts, 7pm Saturday

Inspired by the American disqualification in the 4x100 relay due to a botched baton hand off, the Eagles, who have already botched the handoff of the starting QB position before the season even began, took it a step further by signing Stephen Tulloch. Tulloch is another favorite of Jim Schwartz, along with Leodis McKelvin, Nigel Bradham, Ron Brooks, and presumably his buddy Jim Gaffigan’s rad dad ad for a Chrysler Pacifica.

Just like it’s a matter of time before Carson Wentz is the starter and Sam Bradford is in truly long sleeves on the sideline, it’s just a matter of time before Tulloch is starting at middle linebacker, pushing either Jordan Hicks or, more likely, Mychal Kendricks to backup duties. Unless an injury to an injury prone player gives the coaching staff a convenient excuse. That goes for both LB and QB.

Washington Redskins (1-1)

Last week: Who cares, it was a preseason game.

This week: vs Bills, 7:30pm Friday

Josh Norman recently said many things that just a few months from now will look really bad for him when he’s no longer the beneficiary of an elite front seven playing in front of him, Ron Rivera coaching him and Cam Newton as his QB. But he’s already fitting in with the Redskins with a huge contract and off the field headlines.

Even when he’s right he’s wrong:

"Have you ever once been one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the league?" he says of Bradford. "Not that I remember -- and you want more money? I can't wait to play him twice a year."

Twice a year? Come on now Josh. The second Eagles/Redskins game is Week 14, even Sam Bradford knows that Sam Bradford will be benched by then.

Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

Last week: Who cares, it was a preseason game.

This week: at Seahawks, 10pm Thursday on NFL Network

Dak Prescott continued to make the claim that he’s the best QB on the Cowboys roster with another outstanding performance last week against the Dolphins. After Thicc Romo’s 4-5, 49 yard performance that did little to impress, Prescott again lit it up, going 12-15 for 199 yards and 2 TDs, and 38 yards and 2 TDs on 3 rushing attempts.

This was a preseason performance for the ages, recalling memories of Sam Bradford’s legendary 2015 game against the Packers that established him as one of the greats of our generation, or Kent Cousin’s 2013 performance that led Jon Gruden to rightfully say that he would trade a 1st round pick for Cousins. Move over LeBron, we are witnessing greatness.

New York Giants (0-2)

Last week: Who cares, it was a preseason game.

This week: “at” Jets, 7:30pm Saturday

As regular readers of this piece know, I loathe writing about the Giants because they are so damn boring. This week hasn’t been boring on the Giants front, but in the spirit of the Giants’ handling of the Josh Brown situation, I’m going to pass the buck to others.

The Giants have painted themselves into a corner and it’s inevitable that they will screw this up further. If only they had a brass ring to grab hold of.