NFL Preview: NFC East

Sep 3, 2013

The NFL kicks off Thursday, September 5. Daily previews of all eight division are in order.


Sidenote: In every post to follow, I will reference the NFL team in Landover as “Washington” and will not use the term “Redskins” intentionally, following in the footsteps of sites such as Slate.

I think we’re all tired of the RGIII/Shanahan storyline by now, and honestly, if that’s the only major issue that team has to face this season, it’s still a good day. Looking at the division, not much stands in the way for Griffin and Co., considering the Eagles are in re-branding shambles, the Cowboys have struggled to maintain possession in the preseason, and the Giants have been hit by a few injuries. Prepare for the worst from your fam/co-worker/friend that can’t shut up about Washington’s glory, but I guess you can sleep at night knowing your team’s QB doesn’t rock Maxine Shaw’s hair from “Living Single.” There’s that, right?


Courtney Cox is a senior writer for She has previously worked for ESPN, Longhorn Network and the Pasadena NPR affiliate. When not enjoying outdoor food festivals, she can be found rooting for Dallas teams and the Texas Longhorns. She lives in Los Angeles with a Giants fan (ugh) and a puppy.