The NFC East always gets a lot of attention, but this season should be one of the more interesting years for the division in recent memory.
All four teams have gone through significant changes in the offseason, and oddsmakers at online sportsbook BetOnline Sportsbook are expecting the race for the division crown to be a tight one.
The Philadelphia Eagles are favored at +140, followed closely by the Dallas Cowboys (+160), with the Washington Commanders (+500) and New York Giants (+800) sitting with longer odds.
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NFC East Odds: Can The Cowboys Repeat?
|New York Giants||+800|
Odds as of September 8 at BetOnline Sportsbook
NFC East Odds: Philadelphia Eagles (+140)
Earlier this summer, the Cowboys were clear favorites. Now the odds have shifted in the Eagles’ favor, and for good reason. Philly made some significant changes to its roster during the offseason with a trade for all-world receiver A.J. Brown being the headliner. Brown brings a big body and proven ball-hog chops to Philly’s arsenal and pairs perfectly across from 2021 first-rounder DeVonta Smith.
Along with an offensive line that is one of the best in the business, the Eagles offense is set up to make life easy for QB Jalen Hurts.
On defense, the Eagles added veteran James Bradberry to form their best corner duo in years along with Darius Slay, and we know the front seven will be solid with Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, first-round pick Jordan Davis and the newly signed Haason Reddick.
The big question for the Eagles this season is Hurts, who is entering his third season and second as a full-time starter. It’s a do-or-die year for Hurts, who had just 16 touchdown passes and 3,144 yards last season but added 784 yards and 10 TDs on the ground.
The Eagles have plenty of draft capital and a win-now roster. This will be the year when they decide once and for all whether Hurts is their guy.
We love Philly as a bet to win the division. That said, you’d be wise to shop around or let the odds simmer for a week or two. The Eagles could very well win the NFC East, but+140 isn’t tremendous value.
Dallas Cowboys (+160)
After finishing 12-5 and running away with the division last season, the Cowboys once again failed to translate their regular-season success into playoff success and lost in the wild-card round to San Francisco.
Now, Jerry’s ‘Boys return with many of the same characters in place to start the story of their 2022 season. Dak Prescott leads the way once again at quarterback, except this season Dak has less to work with, as top receiver Amari Cooper is now gone, replaced by Pittsburgh castoff James Washington and a rookie third-rounder. Michael Gallup is also hurt and didn’t have surgery on his torn ACL until February.
The defense is still good on paper, with reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons leading the way up front and Pro Bowl corner Trevon Diggs holding down the back end.
The Cowboys have a well-rounded roster with some real star talent – they are a solid value at +160 to win the East.
Washington Commanders (+500)
The Commanders made significant changes of their own with the addition of former Eagle Carson Wentz the headliner of their offseason.
Washington has a solid roster that includes a couple of monster defensive linemen and a solid group of weapons. The question for the Commanders is what they’re getting out of Wentz.
The former second overall pick had a low-key solid season for the Colts last year with 27 touchdowns, just seven picks and 3,563 yards. The problem for Wentz came at the end of the year when his poor play essentially cost the Colts a playoff spot, and that was followed up with him being jettisoned from the team amid reports of personality clashes.
Much like the Eagles, the Commanders have a solid roster ready to compete if they can get decent quarterback play. But oddsmakers clearly aren’t buying that they will. We think Wentz is probably a little better than the public gives him credit for, but we still don’t think this team is winning the division.
New York Giants (+800)
Speaking of quarterbacks with something to prove, look no further than New York’s Daniel Jones. Danny Dimes has been terrible thus far in his NFL career. However, the team around him has been almost as bad or worse, and that underwhelming performance extends to the front office and coaching staff during his short career.
But this season the Giants appear to have a quality head coach with success molding young quarterbacks as former Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll steps in to lead an interesting group.
The Giants completely revamped their offensive line with a couple of free-agent additions along with a top-five pick in tackle Evan Neal. They also have an underrated group of weapons with recent high draft picks Kadarius Toney and Wan’Dale Robinson adding to a group of veterans like Kenny Golladay and Sterling Shepard.
The Giants should also have the services of electric running back Saquon Barkley, who is now healthy and ready to roll after dealing with multiple injuries the last two seasons.
They also added another top-10 pick on the defensive line in the talented Kayvon Thibodeaux and appear to have a solid group defensively.
The pieces are coming together in New York. The (multi) million-dollar question is whether Jones is up to the task. Much like a couple of other teams in this division, the Giants could make some noise if they get their quarterback situation figured out.
We like them a lot as a long-shot bet to win the division at +800.
Recent NFC East Winners
|2021||Dallas Cowboys||12-5||Lost NFC Wild Card|
|2020||Washington Commanders||7-9||Lost NFC Wild Card|
|2019||Philadelphia Eagles||9-7||Lost NFC Wild Card|
|2018||Dallas Cowboys||10-6||Lost NFC Divisional Round|
|2017||Philadelphia Eagles||13-3||Won Super Bowl|
|2016||Dallas Cowboys||13-3||Lost NFC Divisional Round|
|2015||Washington Commanders||9-7||Lost NFC Wild Card|
|2014||Dallas Cowboys||13-3||Lost NFC Divisional Round|
|2013||Philadelphia Eagles||10-6||Lost NFC Wild Card|
|2012||Washington Commanders||10-6||Lost NFC Wild Card|
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How To Read NFC East Odds
When you visit a sportsbook to bet on the NFL, you would see the odds laid out the same way as in the chart above. The team with the minus sign (-) beside their odds is the favorite. The rest are underdogs. If there is no minus sign, then the squad with the lowest odds is the fave.
Let’s say that Dallas is at -550 and you like their chances of taking the NFC East title. A $100 bet would get you a payout of $118.18 – your $100 is returned along with your winnings of $18.18. On the other hand, if you think that the Eagles at +500 are going to turn it around and find themselves in contention, that same $100 would give you $600 – you get your $100 back coupled with your prize of $500.
To see how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet, see our Odds Calculator.
What Is A Futures Bet For The NFL?
If you were to lay some money down on the odds we mentioned, you’d be making a futures bet. This is a bet made on events that will happen in time. For instance, you could make a futures wager before the regular season begins. As soon as odds are announced for the NFC East title, you can bet months in advance. If you see odds you like, jump on them before the line moves so much it’s not worth betting on.
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Odds Shark Staff Mon, Sep 26, 4:51pm