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NFC East Roundup: Looking ahead to Week 3

The last week has been a wild one around the NFL, especially in the NFC East. 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 3:

New York Giants (0-2)

The Giants announced on Tuesday that rookie Daniel Jones will start at quarterback in place of Eli Manning. Jones was the sixth overall selection in April's NFL Draft and looked impressive in the preseason, completing 29 of 34 passes (85.3%) for 416 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a strong 137.2 passer rating. Jones will make his NFL debut against the Buccaneers (1-1) in Tampa Bay Sunday.

The Giants lost their home opener Sunday, losing to the Buffalo Bills 28-14.

Saquon Barkley carried the ball 18 times for 107 yards (5.9-yard avg.) and a touchdown against the Bills while catching three passes for 28 yards. Through the first two weeks of the season, Barkley's 7.8 yards per carry lead all ball carriers with at least 25 rush attempts this year.

After being released before the start of the season, TJ Jones re-signed with the Giants last week. In his season debut, Jones caught three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown. The veteran also contributed on special teams, returning three punts for 75 yards (25-yard avg.), including a 60-yard return.

Wide receiver Cody Latimer suffered a concussion during Sunday's game and is now in concussion protocol. His status for Week 3 is uncertain.

New York claimed rookie tight end Kaden Smith off waivers from San Francisco Monday. Smith was a sixth-round draft choice (No. 174 overall) by the 49ers this year, and has yet to appear in a regular-season game. To make room on the roster, running back Paul Perkins was waived.

Dallas Cowboys (2-0)

The Cowboys jumped out to a 2-0 start after a decisive 31-21 win over the Washington Redskins Sunday.

Dak Prescott completed 26 of 30 passes for 269 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also made plays with his legs, adding five rushes for 69 yards (13.8-yard avg.).

Following a holdout that kept him away from the team for all of training camp and the preseason, Ezekiel Elliott received a full workload in Week 2 and looked like his All-Pro self. Elliott carried the ball 23 times for 111 yards (4.8-yard avg.) and a touchdown.

Starting safety Xavier Woods suffered a high ankle sprain during Dallas' win over Washington. His status for the team's Week 3 matchup against the Dolphins is uncertain at this point.

The Cowboys have been encouraged by the play of second-year receiver Michael Gallup, who caught six passes for 68 yards on Sunday before suffering a knee injury. However, Gallup is set for arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, and head coach Jason Garrett said he believes the injury will keep the young receiver out for two to four weeks.

Dallas will welcome the Miami Dolphins (0-2) to AT&T Stadium this Sunday.


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Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)

The Eagles fell to the Atlanta Falcons 24-20 Sunday night, suffering their first loss of the 2019 season.

Carson Wentz, who was briefly forced out of the game after taking a shot to the ribs, finished 25 of 43 for 231 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Wentz also contributed a rushing touchdown to his final stats.

Following injuries to numerous players on the offense, Nelson Agholor ended up leading Philadelphia with eight receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Tight end Dallas Goedert suited up for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, but after testing his calf injury during pregame warmups, the tight end wound up watching the entire game from the sidelines. It is unclear if Goedert will be ready to go this Sunday.

Goedert wasn't the team's only pass-catcher to watch Sunday night's game from the sidelines. Neither DeSean Jackson (groin) nor Alshon Jeffery (calf) registered a catch after departing Sunday's game early. There is no word yet on whether or not either veteran receiver will play this week.

The Eagles will take on the Detroit Lions (1-0-1) in Philadelphia in Week 3.

Washington Redskins (0-2)

The Redskins remain winless after suffering a 31-21 loss to the Cowboys in Week 2.

Veteran quarterback Case Keenum continued his solid play this season, going 26 for 37 for 221 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Rookie receiver Terry McLaurin put together another strong outing Sunday. The third-round pick reeled in five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown, and has now found the end zone in each of his first two NFL games.

Washington placed second-year running back Derrius Guice on injured reserve last week after he underwent surgery for a torn meniscus. In his place, veteran Adrian Peterson took 10 rush attempts for 25 yards and a touchdown against Dallas. The touchdown allowed Peterson to pass Hall of Famer Jim Brown for fifth on the NFL's all-time rushing touchdown list.

In addition to Guice, the Redskins also placed defensive lineman Caleb Brantley on injured reserve prior to the team's game against Dallas after he re-aggravated a foot injury originally suffered over the summer.

Washington will look for its first win of the season against the Chicago Bears (1-1) at home this Sunday.

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