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NFC East Roundup: Giants begin prep for Redskins

It was an up-and-down week for the NFC East in Week 3, with two teams emerging victorious while two fell in defeat.

Each week throughout the season, we will take a look at the state of the NFC East and roundup the biggest storylines for each of the four teams. Here is what's going on in the NFC East heading into Week 4:

Dallas Cowboys (3-0)

The Cowboys started the season 3-0 after defeating the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium 31-6 Sunday.

Dallas' run game led the way in Week 3, gaining 235 total rushing yards on 34 rush attempts (6.9-yard avg.). Ezekiel Elliott had 125 yards on 19 carries (6.6-yard avg), while rookie Tony Pollard was right behind him with 103 yards on 13 rush attempts (7.9-yard avg.) and a score.

Amari Cooper served as Dak Prescott's go-to target, catching six passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Cooper was one of seven Cowboys' players to record a reception.

In his first game as a Cowboy, defensive end Robert Quinn registered his first sack of 2019.

Safety Xavier Woods missed Sunday's game with a high ankle sprain. While it is still too early to tell how many games he may miss, Jerry Jones said the team would evaluate Woods throughout the week with the hope that he'll be able to return to the field in Week 4.

Dallas travels to New Orleans for a Sunday night battle against the Saints (2-1) in Week 4.

New York Giants (1-2)

The Giants came back from a 28-10 halftime deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-31 at Raymond James Stadium.

Daniel Jones was fantastic in his first NFL start, completing 23 of 36 passes for 336 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jones was also a force in the run game, taking four carries for 28 yards and an additional two touchdowns, including the game-winning score with 1:16 left in the fourth quarter.

It wasn't all smiles for New York on Sunday though, as star running back Saquon Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain during the second quarter. It remains to be seen how long Barkley will be out, but in his absence, head coach Pat Shurmur is confident in third-year back Wayne Gallman. "We certainly believe in Wayne Gallman and we certainly believe that he'll be able to step in and do his very best," Shurmur told the media Monday.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard was able to make his return to the field after missing Week 2 with a concussion. In his first game back, Shepard reeled in seven passes for 100 yards and a touchdown on a great throw from Jones in the corner of the end zone.

Tight end Evan Engram helped jumpstart the second half comeback with a 75-yard touchdown catch on the first play of the third quarter. Engram finished with a team-high 113 receiving yards on six receptions and the one touchdown.

In his NFL debut, fifth-round pick Darius Slayton proved to be the deep threat the Giants thought he was when they drafted him in April, snagging three passes for 82 yards, including a 46-yard grab to set up a third quarter touchdown.

The Giants defense came alive in the second half on Sunday, racking up four sacks and the team's first turnover when rookie linebacker Ryan Connelly intercepted a pass from Jameis Winston in the fourth quarter. Markus Golden led the way with two sacks, while rookie Dexter Lawrence registered his first career sack.

Daniel Jones will make his first career start in front of the home crowd on Sunday when the Giants welcome the Washington Redskins (0-3) to MetLife Stadium.

Philadelphia Eagles (1-2)

The Eagles dropped to 1-2 after losing at home to the Detroit Lions 27-24.

Carson Wentz enjoyed a solid game, throwing for 259 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions while adding 33 rushing yards on four carries.

Rookie second-round pick Miles Sanders put together the strongest overall outing of his short NFL career. Sanders carried the ball 13 times for 53 yards (4.1-yard avg.) and added two receptions for 73 yards.

Through the first three games of the season, Philadelphia has recorded just one sack, which came from defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, who has since suffered a broken foot, in the season opener.

Cornerback Ronald Darby injured his hamstring during the team's Week 3 loss. Head coach Doug Pederson told reporters Monday that the team is unsure how much time Darby will miss.

Philadelphia has a quick turnaround this week, as the Eagles will head to Green Bay to take on the Packers (3-0) at Lambeau Field Thursday night.

Washington Redskins (0-3)

Washington remains winless on the year after a 31-15 loss to the Chicago Bears Monday night.

Quarterback Case Keenum had an up-and-down performance. While the veteran did complete 30 of 43 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns, Keenum also threw three interceptions and lost two fumbles.

The Redskins were unable to gain much on the ground against Chicago's tough defense. Adrian Peterson was the team's leading rusher with 37 yards on 12 carries (3.1-yard avg.), while Chris Thompson added seven rushes for 29 yards (4.1-yard avg.).

Rookie third-round pick Terry McLaurin continued his impressive start, catching six of eight targets for 70 yards and a touchdown. McLaurin now has a touchdown in each of his first three professional games.

Tight end Jordan Reed has yet to make his 2019 debut due to a concussion suffered during the team's third preseason game.

Washington will take on the Giants (1-2) at MetLife Stadium in Week 4.