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NFC East Roundup: Standings, news & injuries

With Week 7 of the NFL season in the books, we are nearing the midway point of the 2019 season.

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 8:

Dallas Cowboys (4-3)

The Cowboys emerged from Sunday Night Football with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at home, 37-10.

Dak Prescott completed 77.8% of his passes (21-of-27) for 239 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He added five carries for 30 yards and an additional score on the ground, which propelled Prescott past Roger Staubach for most career touchdown runs by a Cowboys quarterback (21).

Dallas rushed for 189 yards on 36 carries, averaging 5.3 yards per carry, with three touchdowns against Philadelphia's previously ranked top five rushing defense, led by Ezekiel Elliott's 111 yards on 22 carries (5.0 yards per carry) and a score.

Brett Maher made all seven of his kicks Sunday night, going three-for-three on field goals while drilling all four of his extra point attempts. Maher set a franchise record with his 63-yard field goal as time was expiring in the second quarter. It was the second consecutive week he was successful from over 60 yards, as he made a 62-yard field goal against the Jets in Week 6.

Defensive end Robert Quinn left the game early due to a rib injury. But on Monday, the Cowboys announced that Quinn should be fine moving forward, as the injury has been diagnosed as spasms in the rib area. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch was also unable to finish Sunday's game after injuring his neck late in the first half, but called the injury a "minor stinger" after the game.

The injured Cowboys will have plenty of time to recover as Dallas is entering its bye week. Their next game will be against the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Monday, November 4th.

Philadelphia Eagles (3-4)

The Eagles are coming off a 37-10 loss to the Cowboys in Week 7.

Carson Wentz went 16-for-26 (61.5%) for 191 yards, one touchdown, an interception, and two fumbles, finishing with a passer rating of 80.8.

Tight end Dallas Goedert led the way for Philadelphia's pass-catchers, catching all four passes thrown in his direction for 69 yards and a touchdown. However, he did fumble the ball on his first reception of the game.

In his first game back since October 2018, cornerback Jalen Mills was second on the team in tackles with eight while adding an interception and a pass defended.

Defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway injured his ankle during Sunday's game and is still being evaluated. Ridgeway will join a long list of injured Eagles players who missed the game against Dallas, including Jason Peters, Nigel Bradham, Darren Sproles, DeSean Jackson, Timmy Jernigan and Avonte Maddox. Doug Pederson told the media Monday that it's too early to tell who may be able to return to practice this week.

The Eagles will hit the road this week as they travel to New Era Field to take on the Buffalo Bills (5-1).

New York Giants (2-5)

The Giants were defeated at home on Sunday, falling to Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals, 27-21.

Daniel Jones completed 22 of 35 passes for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception while adding four carries for 35 yards. However, ball security continued to be an issue for the rookie quarterback, as eight sacks led to three fumbles by Jones, two of which were recovered by Arizona.

In his first game back from a sprained ankle, Saquon Barkley carried the ball 18 times for 72 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and a touchdown, in addition to catching three passes for eight yards.

Golden Tate led both teams with 11 targets, catching six of them for 80 yards. Tight end Rhett Ellison also finished the game with his first touchdown of the season, reeling in both of his targets for 33 yards and the score.

The Giants' defense was able to limit Kyler Murray through the air in Week 7. The number one overall pick completed 14 of 21 passes for just 104 yards with zero touchdowns.

New York's special teams unit came up with a big play in the second quarter, as Michael Thomas blocked an Andy Lee punt, which Elijhaa Penny recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.

Coach Pat Shurmur told the media Monday that the team escaped from Sunday's game relatively unscathed with no significant new injuries. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard is still in the concussion protocol, and his status for Week 8 remains unclear.

New York waived tight end Garrett Dickerson on Tuesday. To take his place on the roster, linebacker Devante Downs was signed off of the practice squad.

The Giants are on the road in Week 8, heading to Detroit for a battle against the Lions (2-3-1).

Washington Redskins (1-6)

The Redskins fell to the undefeated San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in a rain-filled game at FedExField that ended with a score of 9-0.

Going up against the league's stingiest defense in terms of total yards allowed, Washington was able to gain only 154 yards of total offense.

The Redskins' most efficient player in Week 7 was veteran running back Adrian Peterson. The former MVP took 20 carries for 81 yards, averaging 4.1 yards per carry, but he did lose a fumble deep into 49ers' territory towards the end of the third quarter.

On the flipside, Washington held San Francisco to just 283 total yards of offense, including limiting the 49ers' top-3 ranked rushing offense to 137 yards on 39 carries (3.5 yards per carry).

Peterson had an MRI on his ankle Monday after suffering the injury during Sunday's game. With running back Chris Thompson still recovering from a toe injury, Washington could be short at running back this week.

Washington will have a quick turnaround in Week 8, with the Redskins traveling to Minnesota to take on the Vikings (5-2) on Thursday night.

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