Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy (25) leaps over New York Giants' Trumaine McBride (38) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
In a weekly feature, we'll break down the previous week's game in the NFC East and rank each team based on current perception.
1. Dallas Cowboys (3-3) — The Cowboys scored a nice victory on Sunday over the Redskins in primetime, but it wasn't without some bad news. DeMarco Murray sprained his MCL and DeMarcus Ware was also injured in the game. Murray has already been declared out for Sunday's big game against the Eagles, and Ware is a coin toss right now. But without Ware, a bunch of no-name defensive linemen dominated the Redskins up front and the Cowboys' special teams, led by return man Dwayne Harris, was off-the-charts good. Next up: at Philadelphia Eagles.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) — This really is a true tie at the moment. Not just based off record, but prospects for this upcoming week. If Murray is healthy, the Cowboys are clearly the best team in the division as he's been great this year behind a re-tooled offensive line. But he's not, so that brings the Cowboys down a notch. Without Michael Vick last week, the Eagles' offense still saw results as Nick Foles had a nice game in his first start of the season, throwing two touchdown passes to Desean Jackson, and LeSean McCoy is still one of the game's top running backs, as he showed on Sunday. Next up: vs. Dallas Cowboys.
3. Washington Redskins (1-4) — Robert Griffin III looked a little more like RG3 of last season on Sunday night in Dallas, the most athletic and dangerous he's looked this season after coming off a bye in Week 5. That's really about it though, as far as positives for the Redskins, whose only win this year came against a pretty poor Oakland Raiders team. Next up: vs. Chicago Bears.
4. New York Giants (0-6) — Eli Manning is just awful. It's no stretch to say he's the worst starting quarterback in the NFL this year. He added three more interceptions to his league-high total in Thursday night's loss to Chicago as the Giants' running game just continues to look worse and worse. Tom Coughlin is on the verge of getting the axe, and it's probably not his fault. Next up: vs. Minnesota Vikings (Monday night).