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NFC East Roundup: Week 14

Here is a look at the state of the NFC East following Week 14:

Dallas Cowboys (8-5)

- Dallas beat Philadelphia, 29-23, in overtime to take a two-game lead in the division. With the win, the Cowboys have now won five games in a row.

- Quarterback Dak Prescott went 42 of 54 for 455 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back Ezekiel Elliot carried the ball 28 times for 113 yards while adding a game-high 12 catches for 79 yards.

- The beneficiary of Prescott's 54 pass attempts was wide receiver Amari Cooper, who had 10 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime. Since joining the Cowboys, Cooper has 40 catches, 642 yards, and six touchdowns in six games.

- The Cowboys are the only team in the NFL this season who have not allowed 30 points in a game.

- With a 62-yard field goal in the second quarter, kicker Brett Maher now owns the longest field goal in team history.

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

- After playing three straight at home, the Cowboys head to Indianapolis on Sunday to take on the Colts at 1 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

- Philadelphia fell to Dallas on Sunday after beating two straight divisional opponents in the previous two games.

- Quarterback Carson Wentz went 22 of 32 for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery led the team with six catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.

- The Eagles struggled to get anything going on the ground, rushing for 34 yards on 14 carries. Running back Josh Adams had 24 of those on one carry.

- Continuing a season that has been plagued by injuries, the Eagles suffered three more on Sunday. Cornerback Sidney Jones suffered a hamstring injury, running back Corey Clement suffered a knee injury, and defensive end Josh Sweat suffered an ankle injury. Jones was the only one to return in the third quarter, but headed to the locker room shortly after allowing a touchdown.

- Inactives for the game included MLB Jordan Hicks, DT Timmy Jernigan, FS Avonte Maddox, OT Jordan Mailata, OT Matt Pryor, QB Nate Sudfeld, and DB Chandon Sullivan.

- The Eagles stay on the road and head west as they take on the Rams on Sunday night at 8:20 p.m.

Washington Redskins (6-7)

- Washington lost to the Giants, 40-16, in what would be their fourth straight defeat since losing quarterback Alex Smith to injury.

- Quarterback Mark Sanchez struggled in his first start since 2015, going 6 of 14 for 38 yards with two interceptions while also being sacked five times. After Sanchez was pulled in the third quarter, quarterback Josh Johnson, who was signed on Wednesday and had his first game action since 2013, brought some life to the team. Johnson went 11 of 16 for 195 yards with a touchdown and interception while also rushing for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also converted on a pair of two-point plays.

- After the game, coach Jay Gruden said that Johnson will start in the Redskins' next game, making him the fourth quarterback to start for the team in four games. "We'll get Josh ready to go," Gruden said. "I think the element he brings a little bit knowing the system. He came in here and he was playing a pickup basketball game and came in here and is playing in the National Football League on a Sunday. My hat's off to him for picking it up."

- Inactives for the game included LB Ryan Anderson, C Tony Bergstrom, RB Kapri Bibbs, DT Caleb Brantley, QB Colt McCoy, RB Samaje Perine, and C Demetrius Rhaney.

- The Redskins head to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars on Sunday at 1 p.m.

New York Giants (5-8)

- New York beat Washington on Sunday, going up 34-0 to end the first half. The Giants have now won four of their last five games.

- Quarterback Eli Manning went 14 of 22 for 197 yards and three touchdowns. In a game without star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Manning was able to find three different receivers for touchdowns: Sterling Shepard, Bennie Fowler, and Russell Shepard.

- Running back Saquon Barkley had 14 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown while adding four catches for 27 yards. Barkley now has over 1,000 yards rushing on the year along with the team's rookie record for total touchdowns in a season with 13.

- The Giants' defense continued to come up big in the past couple of games, sacking the Redskins five times while also picking them off three times. Interceptions were from safety Curtis Riley, linebacker Alec Ogletree, and safety Michael Thomas. Riley returned his for a nine-yard touchdown to open up the scoring.

- With his fifth interception on the year, Ogletree leads all linebackers and is fourth in the NFL in interceptions. 

- Inactives for the game included WR Odell Beckham Jr., C Evan Brown, TE Garrett Dickerson, DT John Jenkins, DB Kenny Ladler, DB Tony Lippett, and QB Alex Tanney. 

- The Giants return home on Sunday to take on the Titans at 1 p.m.