PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants drops back to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
In a weekly post, we'll talk about where teams in the NFC East sit after each weekend of play.
1. New York Giants (6-4) — Boy, this team is struggling. The good news for the Giants is that they always seem to struggle in November and then turn it on in December, and of course, January. The bad news? Eli Manning seems to have some dead arm going right now, and if that doesn't improve the Giants will be in serious trouble.
2. Dallas Cowboys (4-5) — Only one game back in the loss column to the Giants, the Cowboys are surprisingly in some decent shape with a very favorable schedule on the horizon, starting Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The Cowboys really have no choice but to win their next three games against the Browns, Redskins and Eagles to pull to 7-5 and be in business for the stretch run, which also has a pretty favorable schedule. Can this team, that hasn't won back-to-back games yet this year, win four straight games? It's quite a task, but it's definitely possible as they start to close on the Giants.
3. Washington Redskins (3-6) — The Redskins enjoyed their bye week, as Robert Griffin III was able to nurse some bruised ribs. This team still isn't good, but it passes the Eagles this week after the Eagles just proved to be a really awful team and lost Michael Vick as pocket passer Nick Foles, an immobile rookie, will get the start behind what could be the worst offensive line in the league.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (3-6) — See above. This team is in a really bad way right now and has a lame duck head coach. Not a good combination.