State of the NFC East: Giants rise as Eagles remain in the penthouse

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The Eagles’ three-game losing streak to the Cowboys is over.

Philadelphia’s last game before the bye week doubled as a test to see if they could finally beat the Dallas Cowboys in an important game. They passed the test with flying colors, knocking out their arch-rivals to the tune of a 26-17 win on Week 6’s installment of Sunday Night Football.

The Dallas secondary had no answer for the Eagles passing attack as A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith combined for 111 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns in the game.

Miles Sanders’ redemption season continued as he ran for 71 yards on 18 carries, scoring a touchdown along the way. Sanders is finding the endzone a lot lately as he’s reached paydirt three times during two of the past three games.

Everybody talks about the Cowboys’ defense as one of the best in the league, but it was Philadelphia’s defense that rose to the occasion. Trevon Diggs had a quiet evening while C.J. Gardner-Johnson hauled in two interceptions. Darius Slay grabbed another.

Eagles linebacker T.J Edwards also continued his solid streak while proving he’s one of pro football’s better tacklers. He leads the team with 55 stops.

The next step on Philly’s journey is a home date versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Expect a few eyes to be glued to the television in that one.