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Cowboys voted second least likely team to repeat as division champions in 2019

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In related news, Eagles fan optimism is ramping up!

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the offseason, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Eagles fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.


The 2019 NFL regular season is right around the corner, so you know what that means ... that’s right, it’s the return of FanPulse!

FanPulse has a cool new hub that you can play around with to see various poll results determined by fans from SB Nation communities. There are team-specific polls, such as this one that shows Philadelphia Eagles fan confidence ramping up heading into the upcoming season:

... along with the following ones that show how fans of the Eagles’ division rivals are feeling.

Cowboys fans seem to be getting concerned with Ezekiel Elliott holding out and the team needing to overpay Dak Prescott:

Washington fans know they’re screwed, especially since they’re bound to lose Trent Williams:

And Giants fans are just lying to themselves after seeing one brief preseason outing from Daniel Jones:

But let’s be real here. A lot of these polls are going to be subject to homerism. And there’s nothing wrong with that (except when I say there is).

Such blind homerism gets diluted, though, in FanPulse’s national polling questions. Take this list of 2018 division winners voted least likely to repeat in 2019, for example:

Specific percentage breakdowns:

You can tell that very smart people vote in these polls based on how people recognize the Cowboys will not be winning the NFC East this season. It’ll obviously be the Eagles who end up wearing that crown. Dallas might give the Eagles a run for their money, sure, but the Cowboys are poised to regress in 2019. Not to mention there hasn’t been a repeat NFC East winner since 2004.

We’ll have more weekly FanPulse updates once the regular season officially starts up so make sure you sign up HERE to make your voice heard.