Cowboys the most popular pick in wide-open division
I had the Cowboys in dead last at 6-10 because the changes on their defense don't make sense. Monte Kiffin hasn't had a lot of success in college or the NFL for a long time, and some of Dallas' aging talent might not fit in a 4-3 scheme. Kiffin might need time to implement his changes, but this is a win-now season for coach Jason Garrett. Chris Wesseling believes the Cowboys have the best offense and defense in the division.
Big disagreements on Eagles
I have Philadelphia winning the division. Everyone else has the Eagles in last place. The case for Philly: New coach Chip Kelly and plenty of latent offensive talent. Philadelphia's offensive line should be a weapon; there isn't a more imposing tackle duo than Jason Peters and Lane Johnson. Kelly's offensive concepts will be difficult for defenses to handle in Year 1, and he has two quarterbacks who can run his system.
All the last-place votes for the Eagles primarily were because of their defense. The secondary is a collection of castoffs and disappointments. It's not clear where their pass rush will come from.
Will Robert Griffin III take a step back?
It's not just about RGIII's mobility or lack of practice time heading into his second season. It's his accuracy. Tom Brady wasn't the same right away after his ACL surgery. He wasn't as comfortable in the pocket or as accurate. It took him half a season to look like himself. This Redskins team just isn't that deep unless RGIII is all the way back sooner than later, and that's a lot to ask.
Little love for Big Blue
Mark Herzlich, Spencer Paysinger and Keith Rivers are a shaky starting linebacker trio. The secondary had big questions even before injuries were suffered Saturday night. The offensive line similarly is banged up with trouble spots. Eli Manning has elevated his play overall in the last two seasons, but he's not the type of quarterback who consistently puts a team on his back month after month.