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 (4-3) — As the only team in the division with a winning record, the Cowboys are clearly atop the division in terms of quality. They have the best quarterback, the second-best group of wide receivers and probably the best defense, which says a lot considering the overall quality of the Cowboys' defense and all the injuried guys they're playing without now. Next up: at Detroit Lions
2. Washington Redskins (2-4) — Right now, anyway, the Redskins have passed the Eagles. Washington went toe-to-toe in a scorefest with the Bears and came out on top behind the best effort all year from Robert Griffin III and an unexpected three rushing TDs from Roy Helu. Next up: at Denver Broncos
3. Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) — With Nick Foles under center on Sunday, the Eagles offense looked like a high school offense going against an NFL defense. He was just flat-out awful a week after earning NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. It almost certainly locked up the starting job for Michael Vick when Vick's hamstring heals up, and with a healthy Vick the Eagles are probably No. 2 in this list. But for now, they're stuck behind the Redskins. Next up: vs. New York Giants
4. New York Giants (1-6) — Well look who finally won a game. The Giants and Vikings played arguably the worst Monday Night Football game in recent memory and the Giants got the benefit of going up against Josh Freeman just a couple of weeks after he was signed off the scrap heap from Tampa Bay. Eli Manning was still horribly underwhelming, especially given his really strong group of wide receivers, but that's what happens when you have no running game to speak of and were led in rushing by Peyton Hillis. Next up: at Philadelphia Eagles