And they both had to be happy with what they saw, as the other two teams in the seemingly wide open NFC East lost on Sunday to keep the Redskins in first place by themselves and the Cowboys a win behind the New York Giants for second place.
The Giants blew a game to the lowly Seahawks and Michael Vick threw four interceptions as the Buffalo Bills beat the Philadelphia Eagles, otherwise known as the greatest team ever assembled. That Dream Team is now 1-4 and reeling. And you think it's bad here in Dallas.
The Cowboys should be much better after their bye week with the likely return of Miles Austin and the return to health of Dez Bryant, coupled with some extra healing time for Jason Witten, Felix Jones and Tony Romo.
Too bad the Cowboys have to go to Foxboro to play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, but they were able to take some solace in Sunday's results.
Now comes the 12-game "home stretch".