It’s often said that you build your NFL team to win your division first. It is, after all, the path of least resistance to the playoffs.
The Dallas Cowboys overcame their division foes with relative ease in 2021 with a perfect 6-0 scoreline against the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Washington Commanders (Washington’s football team in the era). There’s a good chance they’ll lose at least one game in the division this coming season, but it’s not like the NFC East has gotten any more daunting this offseason.
Each week, myself and Bleed the green nation Brandon Gowton reunites to discuss the state of the division on the NFC East Mixtape. This week has been a treat as we were joined by Ed Valentine from Big Blue View and Bryan Stabbe of haven of pigs a representation of the four divisional blogs was therefore present. Be sure to subscribe to blog boys podcast network wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss any of our shows and we keep proving who’s the best of the bunch. Apple devices can subscribe here and Spotify users can subscribe here.
With everyone present and represented, we discussed the upcoming draft, but we specifically went around the horn a few times to discuss what each of the other teams could do that would upset us from our own team’s perspective. .
The group was in complete unison on what they don’t want the Cowboys to do.
No one in the division wants to see the Cowboys tackle the offensive line
While there are things about every draft that shock us in some way, shape, form, or fashion, it seems safe to say that it’s impossible for the Dallas Cowboys to go all next week without drafting an offensive lineman and knowing a new starter. to the left guard.
Obviously, the Cowboys could meet that need, their most pressing need right now, in the first round if the board comes up that way. Zion Johnson of Boston College and Kenyon Green of Texas A&M are names we’ve been talking about for a long time. They are true Day 1 starters on this team, which no one in the division wants to see.
In a wild world, someone like Mississippi State tackle Charles Cross would be there and the Cowboys could go in that direction. The general point is that every team is scared of Dallas going back to their bread and butter so to speak.
On the other side of this coin, haven of pigss Bryan Stabbe noted that he would be happy to see Dallas draft a wide receiver. The Cowboys have actually spent two of their last three rounds trading for Amari Cooper and drafting CeeDee Lamb, not to mention handing out two big deals to Cooper and Michael Gallup during that span, so Stabbe’s point was that he would be fine with them continuing to allocate their premium resources to it. It’s bold but not ridiculous.
However you feel in terms of who you want, you’re unlikely to be swayed by the opinions of people who focus on the Cowboys’ main rivals, but just know that they hope Dallas doesn’t fortify. not their offensive line.