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NFC East 2021: Cowboys Crush Eagles, Take Control of Division

It may only be Week 3 but few would deny that the Cowboys are the class of the after these early games. That's now official as Dallas moved to 2-1 after last night's rout of the , making them the only winning team in the division.

The Cowboys checked a few boxes with the victory; staying above .500, undefeated in division play, a head-to-head win over Philly, and 1-0 at home. Of course there's a lot of season left to render any of these things meaningless, but for now it's the right recipe for winning a division and getting back to the .

Washington dropped to 1-2 after getting manhandled by the . QB Taylor Heinicke came back to earth with a rough game and the Football Team's ballyhooed had no answer for .

Meanwhile in New York, the Giants lost at home to the previously winless and are trying to keep pace with the Jets for the worst team in their city. Question are already coming about 's longevity as as Big Blue appears headed for a big implosion.

Dallas has a good opportunity to maintain their lead, or even build on it, in Week 4. They host the , who are 3-0 but coming off an easy stretch of games. Washington will be on the road against Atlanta and the Eagles will be hosting and the Chiefs.

And the Giants will be on the road against New Orleans, which I guess is worth mentioning. But only barely.

NFC East Standings

(Division Record in parentheses)

  1. 2-1 (1-0)
  2. Washington Football Team 1-2 (1-0)
  3. Philadelphia Eagles 1-2 (0-1)
  4. 0-3 (0-1)
Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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