The first of many goals for any team in the NFL is winning their division. This allows them an opportunity for home field advantage come playoff time. After the Dallas Cowboys won their division last season with a 12-5 record, many believe that this season will end in the same way. The team has lost some players, but they’ve also gained a fair amount as well.
Yet, recent history has proven that it will be a much more difficult task for Dallas to repeat as NFC East champs. If you’re someone who believes in curses, well this may be your cup of tea.
The last team to win back to back division titles for the NFC East were the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2003-2004. To put it into perspective, the second longest streak without repeating division champs is the AFC North whom haven’t had anyone repeat since 2018.
This isn’t to say that the Cowboys are automatically out of the division race, but more so to show the difficulty level of the task.
Dallas is currently tied with the Commanders for the easiest strength of schedule, which could prove of being an advantage. However, the rest of the NFC East will have closely similar schedules meaning they too will have a shot to take the title.
Rams have the most difficult 2022 schedule, based on 2021 records.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) May 12, 2022
Dak Prescott and company have a long road ahead of them this season considering how much the roster has changed. If Dallas wants to break this curse, they’ll need help from their new players. To some it may seem like the talent has been depleted for the Cowboys, but the NFL is full of surprises each season.
What better time than now for Dallas to break this curse and send a message to the rest of the NFC East?
The Cowboys are here to stay champs and prove there is always more than meets the eye.
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