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Bye Week Productive for Cowboys

Two of the three NFC East teams playing this week lost.



    Coming off one of their worst performances in recent memory, the Dallas Cowboys had a much-needed bye week over the weekend and got to watch some of their NFC East rivals in action, and they couldn't have been much happier with what they saw.

    At 2-2, the Cowboys are still very much in the thick of things as the New York Giants were the only division team to win on Sunday, as the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins both lost with the Redskins falling into last place after they saw their star rookie QB Robert Griffin III go down with a concussion.

    Now, the Cowboys sit one win back of Philadelphia and New York and are one game up in the loss column over the Redskins. Things will get interesting next week when all four teams will be playing losable games as Dallas travels to Baltimore, Philadelphia hosts a hungry Detroit Lions team coming off a bye, the Redskins host a streaking Minnesota Vikings team and the Giants travel to play arguably the best team in football, the San Francisco 49ers.

    So yeah, it's very possible next could see little to no movement in the already jumbled NFC East standings. Get used to it because it could be a prevailing theme this year.