The Giants can win the NFC East in 2021 with the right offseason moves
Despite a 6-10 record in 2020, the New York Giants were very close to winning the NFC East and making the playoffs. They also could have finished the season with at least an 8-8 record after multiple close losses throughout the year.
That being said, do the Giants have a legit chance at winning the NFC East in 2021? Well Bill Barnwell of ESPN has already issued his predictions for next season and he has the Dallas Cowboys winning the division with the Washington Football Team coming in second. Here’s what he wrote:
Somebody has to win the NFC East, and if the Cowboys hadn’t lost quarterback Dak Prescott to a gruesome ankle injury early in the season, it probably would have been them. Dallas also went without the three stars on its offensive line for most of the season and hired the wrong defensive coordinator in Mike Nolan, with previously talented Cowboys linebackers and linemen suddenly struggling to create reliable run fits or make tackles.
The Cowboys should be healthier in 2021, and we saw their offense’s upside while Prescott was in the lineup. They have the highest upside of any team in the division, and if they can fix the secondary this offseason, their ceiling might be as Super Bowl contenders. Of course, as we saw in 2020, few teams seem better at getting in their own way or creating their own problems.
The Cowboys do have a lot of talent, but the Giants are team that’s very well coached. With a strong offseason of bringing in the right players at the positions of need, New York has a legit chance to surprise a lot of people and win the NFC East next season.