Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys: Who runs the NFC East?

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The Philadelphia Eagles could soon climb up the NFC East ladder.

Another week, another moral victory of the Philadelphia Eagles, but what about the rest of the NFC East? The division as a whole continues to be the worst in the NFL, but that doesn’t make it less interesting. We could all focus on the negatives but this isn’t the time for that. Let’s talk about what happened in Week 7.

The New York Giants finally won their first game of the season. It wasn’t pretty, but they fought hard and they earned a victory. Oh, and by the way, who did the ‘G-Men’ beat?

That’s right, the Giants took the measure of the Washington Football Team, who aren’t very good but are beginning to take on the personality of their head coach, Ron Rivera. The Giants triumphed thanks to a late stand that stopped Washington’s two-point conversion attempt to tie the game. This wasn’t the only game featuring an NFC East team that came down to a failed two-point conversion though.

The ‘Birds’ were also fun to watch on Sunday. Well, in the second half at least. They fought hard against the Baltimore Ravens and wound up being three points away from winning a game that Baltimore was supposed to win by ten points or more. Think about it, the Ravens have one of the best defenses in the NFL, but Philly was able to keep up with them despite all their shortcomings.

What about the Dallas Cowboys? They faced the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. Not surprisingly, their defense collapsed and their offense couldn’t get much production without quarterback Dak Prescott at the helm. Let’s see how their loss affected the latest NFC East power rankings.