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 (5-4) — It wasn't a pretty win on Sunday over an awful Vikings team, but in this league, and especially in this awful division, a win is a win is a win. In other words, the Cowboys will take it and move on to next week without looking back wondering why they couldn't have won by more. The defense made some big plays, and Tony Romo was good with the exception of one really bad, potentially game-losing interception. Next up: at New Orleans Saints.
2. Washington Redskins (3-5) — The Redskins pulled out a really nice overtime win over a solid Chargers team at home on Sunday as they racked up 500 yards of total offense. After a relative quiet season so far, Redskins second-year running back Alfred Morris showed why he was one of the league's best rookies a year ago as he rushed for 121 yards and a score. RG3 passed for nearly 300 yards but did have an interception. Next up: at Minnesota Vikings.
3. New York Giants (2-6) — You may wonder why we're still ranking the Giants third, right? Well, they've won two straight games, Eli Manning hasn't thrown a pick in that time and they get a key figure back on offense in running back Andre Brown, who will make his season debut on Sunday. Also, their last game prior to the bye last week was a win over Philly. Next up: vs. Oakland Raiders.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) — Yes, the Eagles are in second place and could possibly be in a tie for first after Sunday with a win over the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers and a Cowboys loss in New Orleans. Nick Foles tied an NFL record on Sunday with seven touchdown passes, but wins against Oakland just don't impress me. Sorry, Eagles. Next up: at Green Bay Packers.