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NFC East Roundup: Week 2 in the books


*A look around the NFC East following two weeks of the 2017 season: *

The first two weeks of the 2017 NFL season are complete.

Week 2 was a down week in the NFC East, with the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles all losing. The Redskins were the lone exception, earning a late 27-20 win on the road over the Los Angeles Rams.

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"We've got to do better," coach Ben McAdoo said following the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night. "We dug ourselves into a hole. No one feels sorry for us. We've got to find a way to get better and get better in a hurry."

As we enter Week 3, here's the latest look at news from around the division:

Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
Week 2:42-17 road loss at Denver Broncos
Week 3 opponent:at Arizona (Monday, 8:30 PM ET)

  • The Cowboys' usual formula of clock management and heavy doses of Ezekiel Elliott never got going in the Mile High City. The Pro Bowl running back had a career-low eight rushing attempts for nine yards. Meanwhile, quarterback Dak Prescott threw a career-high 50 pass attempts.
  • Another week, another milestone for Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. The future Hall of Famer became the franchise leader in most games played in a Cowboys uniform with 225. Witten also joined Tony Gonzalez as the only other tight end in NFL history with 12,000 receiving yards.
  • A thin Cowboys secondary got even thinner in Denver. Already playing without Orlando Scandrick (hand) and Nolan Carroll (concussion), the Cowboys lost Chidobe Awuzie to a hamstring injury in the first half against the Broncos. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Monday the team is hopeful Awuzie can practice this week.

Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
Week 2:27-20 road loss at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 3 opponent:home vs. New York Giants (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

  • Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery scored his first touchdown as a member of the Eagles. The 16-yard score put Philly up 10-6 in the second quarter. Jeffery finished the game with seven catches for 92 yards.
  • Quarterback Carson Wentz is second all-time in most pass attempts by a quarterback in his first 18 games (692), just one behind Andrew Luck. Wentz had 46 pass attempts on Sunday, and is averaging 38 per game in his young career.
  • Philadelphia's secondary got more bad news on Sunday. Already without Ronald Darby (ankle), the Eagles lost safety Rodney McLeod and cornerback Jaylen Watkins to hamstring injuries. Third-round pick Rasul Douglas replaced Watkins in the game.

Washington Redskins (1-1)
Week 2:27-20 road win at Los Angeles Rams
Week 3 opponent:home vs. Oakland Raiders (Sunday, 8:30 PM ET)

- The Redskins placed safety Su'a Cravens on the Reserve/Left Squad list, ending his season. Cravens was placed on the Exempt/Left Squad list on September 4th, after informing the team of his intention to retire. The 22-year-old was the Redskins' second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  • A game-winning drive on the road earned the Redskins their first win of the season. Quarterback Kirk Cousins found Ryan Grant on an 11-yard touchdown pass that gave the Redskins a 27-20 lead with 1:49 left in the game. It was Cousins' second touchdown of the season, and Grant's only catch of the game.
  • Starting running back Rob Kelley suffered a rib injury in the second quarter and did not return.

New York Giants (0-2)
Week 2:24-10 home loss vs. Detroit Lions
Week 3 opponent:at Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

  • In his 201st consecutive regular-season start, quarterback Eli Manning completed 22 of 32 passes for 239 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Those 22 completions increased his career total to 4,123, which tied him with Hall of Famer John Elway for sixth on the NFL's career list.
  • Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made his regular-season debut after missing Week 1 with an ankle injury he sustained in the preseason. The three-time Pro Bowler did not start, but played on 33 of 55 offensive snaps. Beckham finished with four receptions for 36 yards.
  • Rookie tight end Evan Engram led the Giants with 49 receiving yards and tied Beckham for the team lead with four catches. One of those, an 18-yard pass from Eli Manning to start the second quarter, was Engram's first career NFL touchdown.
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