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 (5-2) — The Giants are coming off a thrilling victory over the Redskins on Sunday, in which Eli Manning does what Eli Manning does — win games in the final minutes. Oh, and that Victor Cruz guy is pretty good too. Despite their only losses coming to division foes (Eagles and Cowboys), this is still the team to beat in the division as we currently stand.
2. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) — The Eagles haven't done much to inspire confidence, but they benefitted from the bye week as the two teams below them struggled in one way or another. It'll be interesting to see how the Eagles' changes made during the bye week will affect their play. Is Michael Vick's starting job the next change coming?
3. Dallas Cowboys (3-3) — The Cowboys won on Sunday, but it was anything but pretty. But in this league, a win is a win, especially when it comes on the road. With that said, DeMarco Murray is likely to miss Sunday's game against the Giants, and Sean Lee is now out for the season which is a crippling blow to a resurgent defense. The Cowboys are barely holding on to this spot.
4. Washington Redskins (3-4) — There's not much separating the 'Skins from the Cowboys, or to be honest, even the Eagles. Robert Griffin III is a bona fide star in this league and led a wonderful last-minute scoring drive in the Meadowlands before Eli Manning did his aforementioned "thing" to give the Giants the win.