The NFC East is perhaps the most competitive division in the NFL. Three of its four teams are on Forbes' Top Ten Most Valuable Sports Franchises list. All four play in massive new stadiums and have a collective fan base that can only be quantified in the millions.
The Giants, Eagles and Redskins all played their first games well before World War II and the Cowboys have been labeled "America's Team", winning five Super Bowls.
The new CBA favors these teams greatly, even in the Age of Parity because of their deep fans bases and their rivalries with each other. Fans will follow them through hell and high water.
The only device that keeps these four clubs from dominating year after year is the NFL's salary cap, supposedly set at $120 million this year. This point in time shows the Cowboys and Giants well over it (thanks to the cap-less year in 2010) and the Eagles and Redskins way under it (courtesy of some expiring contracts combined with rosters containing many young, cheap players).
The Eagles are the defending division champions and the Redskins are under the watchful eye of Bruce Allen now. Each team will be active in free agency. The Giants and Cowboys, on the other hand, will struggle in both getting under the cap and attempting to retain their own free agents.
This data comes from a website called NFLsFuture.com:
Dallas Cowboys2011 Salary Cap: $136.6 million
Over Cap: +$16.6 million / Over Cap Floor: +$28.6 million
Key Free Agents: Doug Free, Stephen Bowen, Gerald Sensabaugh, Alan Ball, Jason Hatcher
New York Giants2011 Salary Cap: $126.3 million
Over Cap: +$6.3 million / Over Cap Floor: +$18.4 Million
Key Free Agents: Barry Coefield, Ahmad Bradshaw, Steve Smith, Mathias Kiwanuka, Kevin Boss, Keith Bulluck
Philadelphia Eagles2011 Salary Cap: $80.8 million
Under Cap: -$39.2 million Under Cap Floor: -$27.2 million
Key Free Agents: Mike Vick (Franchised), Quintin Mikell, Stewart Bradley, David Akers
Washington Redskins2011 Salary Cap: $93.3 million
Under Cap: -$26.7 million Under Cap Floor: -$14.7 million
Key Free Agents: Santana Moss, Jamaal Brown, Rocky McIntosh, Carlos Rogers, Rex Grossman