NFC East Race Tightens After Cowboys Loss

Dallas Cowboys 2-1

Apparently, Brandon Weeden cost Dallas this game – and has Cowboys Nation in panic mode. However, Weeden showed some very positive signs in setting the franchise record for consecutive completions.

The running game was nothing short of amazing in the first half, as Joseph Randle went for three touchdowns and Darren McFadden found the end zone as well.

Scott Linehan abandoned the running game in the second half, putting Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman and Julio Jones on the field for far too many minutes. That trio went off, scoring 22 unanswered points in the second half to secure the win.

Dallas will head to New Orleans to face the Saints on Sunday Night Football.

New York Giants 1-2 

Yes, the Giants got their first win on Thursday night against the Redskins. It was not the inspiring performance that Tom Coughlin hoped for, however. New York won the game 32-21, forcing three turnovers.

The three-headed rushing attack of Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams, and Shane Vereen totaled just 84 yards. Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle each found the end zone for the Giants.

New York will now travel to Buffalo to face Rex Ryan and the Bills.

Washington Redskins 1-2 

Kirk Cousins’ struggles against the Giants continued, as the Redskins sleepwalked to their second loss of the season. A week after rushing for 123 yards against the Rams, Matt Jones was bottled up for just 38. Alfred Morris added just 19 yards on six carries.

The team appears to have lost veteran corner DeAngelo Hall for three to four weeks as well. They will regroup to face the Eagles at home this week.

Philadelphia Eagles 1-2 

Chip Kelly and the Eagles avoided disaster, defeating the Jets on the road 24-17. Playing without DeMarco Murray, it was Ryan Matthews and Darren Sproles that sparked the Philly running game with a combined 125 yards.

Sproles also returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles defense forced four turnovers, three of which were Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions.

They will now travel to Washington for Week 4.

What do you think of the NFC East through three weeks of the season?  Let me know below or on Twitter @ShoreSportsNJ!

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