In a weekly post, we'll talk about where teams in the NFC East sit after each weekend of play.
1. New York Giants (4-3) — The Giants have now scored a big coup in splitting the season series with the Cowboys and have a one-game advantage on the two teams tied behind them, neither of which is the Cowboys. The Giants' rushing attack gashed Dallas' defense and they were able to move the ball well despite having star receiver Odell Beckham nowhere near 100 percent. Next up: Sunday, noon, at New Orleans Saints.
2. Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) — The Eagles walloped the Giants two weeks ago and then saw a late rally fall short on the road against the unbeaten Panthers on Sunday night. It seems the Eagles are slowly starting to figure things out offensively, but it's still a very disjointed thing to watch. Next up: BYE.
3. Dallas Cowboys (2-4) — Call me a homer or an optimist, but the Cowboys are still right in the thick of this things despite losing out on a chance to take sole possession of first place with a win on Sunday over the Giants. There is legitimate talk of Dez Bryant returning this week, which will likely be another loss, but then the schedule eases up some. The Cowboys have a season split with the Giants and a game on the Eagles head to head. Next up: Sunday, 3:25 p.m., vs. Seattle Seahawks.
4. Washington Redskins (3-4) — Maybe it's not fair, but even after their pretty remarkable comeback win over the Bucs on Sunday, I still don't believe in this thing, at least not any more than I believe in injury-ravaged Cowboys. Sorry. Next up: BYE.