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NFC East Roundup: Week 3 in the books

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Giants.com takes a look around the division following Week 3:

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

Three NFC East teams left Week 3 with a win, with the Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles all improving their season records to 2-1. The Giants fell in Philadelphia to drop to 0-3. They'll look for their first win this Sunday in Tampa Bay, giving them a total of three road games in the first quarter of 2017.


NEWS
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"We haven't played a complete football game and clean football in all three phases, and we really haven't earned a win yet," coach Ben McAdoo said Monday. "It's all correctable and we need to stay positive, but realistic and understand that we need to learn from these first three games and find a better way to play team football."

Before Week 4 approaches, here's the latest look at news from around the division:

Philadelphia Eagles (2-1)

Week 3:27-24 home win vs. New York Giants
Week 4 opponent:at Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

  • Rookie kicker Jake Elliott's 61-yard game-winning field goal was the longest in Eagles franchise history. Elliott was a fifth round pick by the Bengals this year, but lost the competition during training camp. He was signed off the Bengals practice squad on September 12th after Eagles starter Caleb Sturgis was placed on injured reserve.
  • Darren Sproles suffered a broken right forearm and torn ACL in his left knee on a second-quarter run on Sunday. On Monday, the Eagles placed the running back on injured reserve. A two-time All Pro and three-time Pro Bowler, Sproles has gained 19,155 total yards in his career.
  • Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox left with a calf injury in the first half on Sunday and did not return.

Dallas Cowboys (2-1)

Week 3:28-17 road win at Arizona
Week 4 opponent:home vs. Los Angeles Rams (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

  • Dallas bounced back from a 42-17 loss in Denver with a 28-17 home win over Arizona. Wide receiver Brice Butler had a career high 90 receiving yards, including a 37-yard touchdown catch that gave the Cowboys the lead for good, 21-14.
  • Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had a career high three sacks on Monday night. His 6.5 sacks this season leads the NFL. Lawrence is 1.5 sacks away from his career high of eight, which he recorded two seasons ago in 2015.
  • Quarterback Dak Prescott went 13-18 for 183 yards and two touchdown passes. He also scored the Cowboys first touchdown of the game on a 10-yard run in the second quarter. It's Prescott's fifth career game with at least one passing and one rushing touchdown.

Washington Redskins (2-1)

Week 3:27-10 home win vs. Oakland Raiders
Week 4 opponent:at Kansas City Chiefs (Monday, 8:30 PM ET)

-  Second-year wide receiver Josh Doctson had one catch on Sunday, but it was a big one. His 52-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter made it 21-0 Redskins. It was the first career touchdown for last year's first round draft pick.

  • The Redskins controlled the clock for 38:06 against the Raiders. They also had 472 total yards to Oakland's 128, the largest difference of any Week 3 matchup in the NFL.
  • Kirk Cousins continued his hot start to 2017, completing 25 of 30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns. The six-year veteran ranks fifth in the NFL with a 105.3 quarterback rating.

New York Giants (0-3)

Week 3:27-24 road loss at Philadelphia
Week 4 opponent:at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

  • Eli Manning had his best statistical game of the season on Sunday, completing 35 of 47 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns. His 35 completions game him 4,158 for his career. On his first completion of the game, the two-time Super Bowl MVP broke a tie with Hall of Famer John Elway to move into sole possession of sixth place on the NFL's career list.
  • Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. set both an NFL record and a Giants franchise record on Sunday. His team-high nine completions gave him 301 for his career. It only took Beckham 45 games to reach 300 career catches, a new NFL record. This was the 10th game in which Beckham had at least two touchdown catches, a new Giants record.
  • Defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) and running back Orleans Darkwa (back) both left Sunday's game with injuries. Both are getting treatment, per coach McAdoo. Pro Bowl corner Janoris Jenkins, who was questionable all week with an ankle injury, started and played 65-of-76 snaps.
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