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NFC East Roundup: Giants 1 game back in standings

The race in the NFC East stayed close this past weekend, as three teams fell while one escaped with a victory. Each week throughout the season, we will take a look at the state of the NFC East and round up the biggest storylines for each of the four teams.

Here is what's going on in the NFC East heading into Week 7:

Dallas Cowboys (3-3)

  • The Cowboys traveled to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets in Week 6 and left with a 24-22 loss to the Jets.
  • Dak Prescott completed 28 of 40 passes (70%) for 277 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Prescott was able to find the end zone with his legs though, gaining 11 rushing yards and a score on the ground.
  • Ezekiel Elliott crossed the 100-yard mark for the third time in 2019, gaining 105 yards on 28 carries (3.8-yard avg.) and a touchdown. Elliott also recorded his strongest game as a pass-catcher this year, reeling in five passes for 47 yards.
  • Robert Quinn had another strong performance, as the defensive end registered his second two-sack game as a Cowboy. In four games with Dallas, Quinn has already picked up five sacks.
  • The Cowboys have been hit with the injury bug. Starting right tackle La'el Collins missed the game against the Jets with a sprained knee, and it remains to be seen if he'll be able to return to practice this week. Dallas also lost two corners in Week 6 with Byron Jones and Anthony Brown both suffering hamstring injuries. It remains unclear if either one will be able to suit up this weekend. Amari Cooper also left the Jets game early with a quad injury, and Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones told reporters Monday, "Hopefully we'll get Amari back this week. But if not, certainly after the bye."
  • The Cowboys have a big game this week as the Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) will head to Dallas for a divisional battle on Sunday Night Football.

Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)

  • Philadelphia lost to the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 38-20 on Sunday.
  • Carson Wentz completed 65.0% of his passes (26 of 40) for 306 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while adding 23 rushing yards on two carries.
  • Alshon Jeffrey set new season-highs in receptions, targets and yards after grabbing 10 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.
  • Philadelphia's run defense continued to dominate as it limited Dalvin Cook to just 41 yards on 16 carries (2.6-yard avg.). However, the Eagles allowed Kirk Cousins to throw for 333 yards on 22-of-29 passing (75.9%) with four touchdowns and one interception.
  • The Eagles lost two players to injury on Sunday, as tackle Jason Peters (knee) and linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle) were both banged up and failed to return to the game. The team is still collecting information on the injuries. In addition, the team is hoping to get DeSean Jackson (abdomen), Jalen Mills (foot), and Ronald Darby (hamstring) back at practice this week.
  • Philadelphia released veteran linebacker Zach Brown on Monday. Brown started all six games this year, picking up 31 tackles and two passes defensed. Brown signed a one-year deal with the team in May.
  • The Eagles travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Cowboys (3-3) Sunday night.

New York Giants (2-4)

  • The Giants are coming off a tough loss against the Patriots in Foxborough last Thursday. While the final score ended up being 35-14, New York was within a touchdown with under nine minutes remaining.
  • Golden Tate had his best game as a Giant going up against one of the league's best defenses. The veteran receiver snagged six passes for 102 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown.
  • Markus Golden picked up right where he left off in Week 6, recording three tackles, 0.5 sacks and a fumble recovery which he returned 42 yards for his first-career touchdown. Golden now has at least 0.5 sacks in each of his last five games, and is up to 5.0 on the season.
  • Janoris Jenkins picked off Tom Brady in the first quarter for his third interception in the last three weeks.
  • The Giants were without several key playmakers against the Patriots, as Saquon Barkley (ankle), Evan Engram (knee), Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) were all out with injuries. While it is too early to determine which players will return in Week 7, it was an encouraging sign to see Barkley and Engram return to practice Monday.
  • The Giants did some roster shuffling following Thursday's game, as running backs Jon Hilliman and Austin Walter, along with linebacker Nate Stupar, were waived. Hilliman has since been re-signed to the team's practice squad.
  • To take their place on the roster, New York has re-signed quarterback Alex Tanney and wide receiver Bennie Fowler. In addition, veteran running back Javorius Allen has signed with the team.
  • The Giants will welcome No. 1 pick Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals (2-3-1) to MetLife Stadium this Sunday.

Washington Redskins (1-5)

  • In their first game since the firing of head coach Jay Gruden, the Redskins picked up the team's first victory of the season, escaping with a 17-16 win over the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.
  • Adrian Peterson more than doubled his rushing yardage for the season on Sunday. The veteran gained 118 yards on 23 carries (5.1-yard avg.) after picking up a total of just 108 yards on 40 carries (2.7-yard avg.) in his previous four games.
  • Terry McLaurin continued his impressive rookie campaign, reeling in four passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns. McLaurin has 408 yards and five touchdowns in five NFL games.
  • Washington will have its hands full this Sunday against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers (5-0) at FedExField.

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