Power Rankings: NFC East

In a weekly post, we'll talk about where teams in the NFC East sit after each weekend of play.

1. Philadelphia Eagles — The Eagles took it to the Cowboys on Turkey Day, and the game wasn't even as close as the lopsided score. There are several reasons for the beatdown, including a weary Cowboys team that got home at 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning in an odd scheduling quirk. It's no excuse, but it was definitely a factor. Regardless, the Eagles are the cream of the crop in the East, at least for this week.

2. Dallas Cowboys — As mentioned above, the Cowboys were embarrassed on Thanksgiving by an offensive display from Chip Kelly & Co. and a dominant defensive effort by the Eagles. They turn around and play again on Thursday in Chicago before getting 10 days off to prepare for Round 2 with Philly. But Round 2 won't matter if the Cowboys don't get a win in Chicago.

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4. New York Giants — I refuse to give someone the No. 3 ranking after the Giants coughed up a lead to Jacksonville on Sunday, yes, Jacksonville. They still have more playmakers than the Redskins and would probably win on the field, but a loss to the Jaguars is inexcusable.

4. Washington Redskins — Colt McCoy got the Redskins' offense in gear in his first start since his win over Dallas. But the defense got torched by Andrew Luck and the Colts, so it didn't matter. This is a bad football team, that managed to beat the Cowboys.

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