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 (5-2) — Still not sure the Eagles are a better team than the Cowboys, but they sure looked it this week, dropping a last-minute loss to the one-loss Cardinals at their place, which is a really tough place to play. The Eagles have a leg up in the division standings thanks to their 2-0 mark against the division. Jeremy Maclin had a huge game on Sunday, which was a big positive sign for the Eagles after their No. 1 receiver had struggled recently.

2. Dallas Cowboys (6-2) — The Cowboys lost at home to the last-place Washington Redskins. The game went to overtime, but it really shouldn't have as the Redskins dominated the game thanks in large part to their blitz packages, which pestered the Cowboys' offensive line and pass protection throughout the night. Tony Romo missed two series, but he's lucky to be standing after being sacked five times and hit numerous other times.

3. New York Giants (3-4) — The gap between the Giants and Redskins lessened with the Redskins road win over the Cowboys, but the Giants are still a stronger team even though they didn't play a game this week.

4. Washington Redskins (3-5) — Maybe the Redskins found something in Colt McCoy, who nearly threw for 300 yards and had a big rushing touchdown in Monday night's win over Dallas. Or maybe it was just McCoy playing an exposed Cowboys defense?

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