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NFC East Roundup

NFC East Roundup: Washington loses another QB to injury

Here is a look at the state of the NFC East following Week 13: 

Dallas Cowboys (7-5)

- Dallas beat New Orleans, 13-10, as quarterback Dak Prescott went 24 of 28 for 248 yards and a touchdown while also adding 22 yards on the ground. Running back Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball for 76 yards and had six catches for 60 yards and the Cowboys’ only touchdown.

- Dallas held New Orleans to 163 yards of offense with rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch continuing to dominate with a team-leading 10 tackles.

- In the game, wide receiver Cole Beasley exited in the 3rd quarter with a sprained foot. The team is “hopeful that it’s not going to be a long-term thing,” according to head coach Jason Garrett.

- Inactives for the game included WR Tavon Austin, LB Chris Covington, DT David Irving, OLB Sean Lee, OT Tyron Smith, TE Geoff Swaim, and QB Mike White.

- The Cowboys get a long rest as they play their third straight game at home when they welcome the Eagles on Sunday with kickoff at 4:25 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles (6-6)

- Philadelphia beat Washington, 28-13, for their second consecutive divisional win at home. With the win, the Eagles move ahead of the Redskins for second in the division. 

- Quarterback Carson Wentz went 27 of 39 for 306 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

- Running back Darren Sproles returned to game action after missing 11 straight weeks and rushed for 22 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Golden Tate had his biggest game since joining the team, catching eight balls for 85 yards and a touchdown.

- Tight end Zach Ertz had nine catches for 83 yards. With his catch midway through the third quarter, Ertz broke the Eagles’ single-season reception record previously held by Brian Westbrook. With 93 catches, Ertz is 17 catches away from setting the single-season reception record set by a tight end, currently held by former NFC East rival Jason Witten, who was on the broadcast for Monday night’s game.

- Inactives for the game included MLB Jordan Hicks, FS Avonte Maddox, OT Jordan Mailata, CB Jalen Mills, OT Matt Pryor, QB Nate Sudfeld, and OG Chance Warmack.

- The Eagles head to Dallas for another divisional game as they take on the Cowboys at 4:25 p.m.

Washington Redskins (6-6)

- Washington fell to Philadelphia, 28-13, for their third straight loss since losing quarterback Alex Smith. Quarterback Colt McCoy then exited early in the second quarter after suffering a leg fracture, forcing backup Mark Sanchez to come into the game. Sanchez, signed 14 days prior, went 13 of 21 for 100 yards and an interception. Before leaving, McCoy was 4 of 4 for 50 yards.

- The offensive line suffered blows as well with left guard Jonathan Cooper exiting with a torn bicep and right guard Tony Bergstrom leaving with an ankle injury.

- One of the few bright spots was running back Adrian Peterson’s 90-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but he finished with just 98 yards on nine carries.

- Inactives for the game included CB Quinton Dunbar, OT Austin Howard, DE Matthew Ioannidis, RB, Byron Marshall, RB Samaje Perine, and WR Trey Quinn.

- The Redskins return home as they host divisional rival Giants at 1 p.m.

New York Giants (4-8)

- New York beat Chicago, 30-27, in thrilling fashion in overtime. Quarterback Eli Manning went 19 of 35 for 170 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had three catches for 35 yards and was on the receiving end of Manning’s touchdown. Beckham also threw a 49-yard touchdown to wide receiver Russell Shepard for his second touchdown throw on the year.

- Running back Saquon Barkley had 24 carries for 125 yards and three catches for 21 yards. Barkley now owns the Giants’ single-season rookie rushing record, previously held by Tuffy Leemans set in 1936.

- Kicker Aldrick Rosas continues his terrific season. He knocked a 57-yarder through the uprights at the end of the first half, setting the Giants record for longest field goal in franchise history.

- Linebacker Alec Ogletree had his biggest game as a Giant, picking off quarterback Chase Daniel twice, returning the first one for a touchdown on the opening drive. He also had 10 tackles.

- Inactives for the game included C Evan Brown, LB Lorenzo Carter, TE Evan Engram, MLB B.J. Goodson, DT John Jenkins, CB Kam Moore, and QB Alex Tanney.

- The Giants go on the road to Washington to take on the Redskins at 1 p.m.

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