In what turned out to be a defensive battle, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Cowboys on a late field goal 13-12 on Sunday. It was the Cowboys fifth straight loss, dropping them to 2-5 on the season while still remaining just one game behind the Giants in the loss column.
They find themselves in this position thanks to Drew Brees and the Saints, who defeated New York in what felt like a Madden simulation 52-49. Brees threw seven touchdown passes, and it was a late punt return that set up a winning field goal as time expired.
As the only two NFC East teams in action this week, the Cowboys and Giants losses launched Staff Writer RJ Ochoa’s “Plan A” towards winning the division – which you can find here.
The Redskins used their bye week to prepare for a trip up to Foxborough to meet the undefeated Patriots. Chip Kelly and the Eagles have the week to prepare for DeMarco Murray’s return to Dallas – in what will be a near must-win for the Cowboys.
The game will be played under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football. Here’s hoping the Dallas defense can play to the level they did back in a week 2 win against Philadelphia, the last Cowboys win this season.