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NFC East Round-up while Cowboys take their bye

For Cowboys fans, the bye week is used to reflect on the team’s past performances, make sure injured players on the team are getting healthy, and wait until the next week when the ‘Boys play their next game.

Oh, there’s one more thing Cowboys fans do during the bye week – watch and hope the rest of the teams in the division lose.


The Redskins, Giants, and yes, the hated Eagles all lost their games this week.

So let’s start off with Washington. Robert Griffith III was getting his second start since coming back from injury and going against the lonely Tampa Bay Buccaneers is exactly what the doctor ordered for RGIII. Or at least that’s what you would think anyway.

But… NOPE!!! Washington had their hides tanned by a team that has won only one game all season and it wasn’t even close. By halftime the crowd was calling for Colt McCoy.

Next game: Giants vs. Niners.

This was actually a close game, something the Giants aren’t used to playing in so far this season. So I’m wondering, did the Giants make a big improvement in one week, or did the Niners just suck down to the same level as the Giants? Either way, Eli Manning was being Eli Manning and threw not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 INTERCEPTIONS!!!! Since 2004 he has more 3 interception games than anyone else. But, even though he had thrown his picks, he still had a chance to win the game, but he threw his 5th and final interception towards the end of the 4th quarter. Had #9 would have done that for the Cowboys, people would be calling for him to be burned at the stake.

And last but not least, the Eagles versus the Packers.

This game wasn’t close; in fact, it was over midway through the 2nd quarter. Arron Rodgers lit up a very suspect Eagles defense while the Packers had no problem handling the highly charged, unstoppable Eagles offense which is run by the special innovator of things we’ve never seen, Chip “I’m Special” Kelly.

Eagles fans got a glimpse of what Jets fans have been looking for the last 5 years from Mark Sanchez. Sanchez threw a couple of interceptions with one returned for a touchdown and couldn’t handle a bad snap. It was picked up by a Green Bay defender and returned for another touchdown that put the Packers up over 50 points.

The Packers defeated the Eagles 53-20.

I know nothing beats a Sunday win for our Cowboys but I’m here to tell you, seeing Washington, New York and Philadelphia all lose yesterday sure made things happy around my house.

Follow me on twitter @bleatherman2011

Brian Leatherman

Brian has been a football junkie from the time he was 5 years old. He lives, eats and breathes the game. Brian is a college graduate living in the south who loves his faith, his family, and his Dallas Cowboys.

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