The Dallas Cowboys are favored by gamblers making an NFL preseason bet. The Cowboys are the -125 favorite to win the NFC East in NFL preseason odds. The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are also given a chance to win the division with the Washington Redskins the dark horse.
NFL preseason odds list Philadelphia at +250 and the Giants at +275 to win the NFC East. The Redskins are the 5-1 long shot. Much of the attention in the division is on the Cowboys since they added wide receiver Dez Bryant in the NFL Draft. The Cowboys are a marquee team but they are still a team that has a head coach in Wade Phillips who doesn’t know how to win in the playoffs and a secondary that looks vulnerable.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have a new starting quarterback this season in Kevin Kolb. They made some nice additions in the off-season that could help them including running back Mike Bell who was with the Super Bowl champion Saints last season. The key is obviously whether or not Kolb can replace Donovan McNabb. The Eagles were getting older and they made a number of moves in the off-season that put them in a better position to contend this year and in future years.
The New York Giants were a big disappointment last season and head coach Tom Coughlin is under pressure to win the division this season. They brought in a new defensive coordinator in Perry Fewell and they made a nice pickup getting Antrel Rolle from the Cardinals. The Giants need a bounce back season from Brandon Jacobs and a commitment to defense that was not there last season.
The Redskins are probably the most interesting team in this division in NFL preseason odds with all of their changes. They have a new head coach in Mike Shanahan, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and a plethora of other new players. The team added Trent Williams in the draft, Jammal Brown from the Saints, Larry Johnson from the Chiefs, Willie Parker from the Steelers, and a number of players on defense. They do have to deal with Albert Haynesworth and his attitude but overall the Redskins look vastly improved heading into 2010.