Philadelphia Eagles: Ranking the edge rushers of the NFC East

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1. Dallas Cowboys

As tough as it may be to admit as a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys have far and away the best edge rusher in the NFC East in Micah Parsons and probably the second-best pure 4-3 defensive end in the division in DeMarcus Lawrence, so their spot atop this list is rightfully justified.

With a savvy defensive coordinator in Dan Quinn who parlayed extraordinary success with the Seattle Seahawks into a six-year tenure as the Atlanta Hawks’ head coach and a playmaking secondary led by Treyvon Diggs, Dallas’ edge rushers are going to feast this fall.

Most important performer: Micah Parsons

It doesn’t matter if Micah Parsons is listed as a defensive end, an outside linebacker, or an inside linebacker, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound rusher has all of the athletic abilities to impact a play and attack the pocket. He can burst through the interior of an offensive line, bend around corners, and use his impressive 4.39 speed to still get to the quarterback when a play breaks down, even if he began the play dropped into coverage.

Parsons is going to be a very good player for a very long time and because the Eagles handed Dallas the pick used to draft him in the DeVonta Smith deal, the two players will forever be linked as a result.

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How would you rank the NFC East’s edge-rushing units? Should the New York Giants be above the Philadelphia Eagles, or should Howie Roseman’s team leapfrog the Washington Commanders? Let us know!