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NFC East Roundup: Week 4 in the books


They say keep your friends close, but your divisional rivals closer.

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With that in mind, each week takes a look at the latest news and happenings around the NFC East:


Week 4: L, 26-20 (OT) @ Saints
Streak: Lost 2
Next: vs. New England

  • Already playing without Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo and All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant, the Cowboys saw linebacker and leading tackler Sean Lee leave the game with a concussion. Later on, running back Lance Dunbar suffered a knee injury, and wide receiver Brice Butler left with a hamstring injury after he recorded a 67-yard catch in the game.
  • Dallas quarterback Brandon Weeden finished 16 of 26 for 246 yards and a touchdown. In two games since replacing Romo as a starter, Weeden is 38 of 52 for 478 yards with one touchdown and an interception. However, he is 0-2 this season and 5-18 in his career as a starter.


Week 4: W, 24-10 @ Bills
Streak: Won 2
Next: vs. San Francisco

While the Giants won for the second week in a row, Tom Coughlin marked his 166th regular-season victory, tying him with Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Paul Brown for 12th on the NFL's all-time list. Including 12 postseason wins, Coughlin now has 178 total victories, tying him with Mike Shanahan for 11th in league history. Meanwhile, the victory was Manning's 101st as the starting quarterback for the Giants, tying the franchise record set by Phil Simms. *
Linebacker Devon Kennard, who notched his first career interception in part of an outstanding defensive effort, left late with a hamstring issue in Sunday's game. Left tackle Ereck Flowers temporarily left with the same ankle issue that has been bothering him for weeks but was able to return. Meanwhile, wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf), tight end Daniel Fells (ankle), defensive end Robert Ayers Jr. (hamstring), defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (knee), and tight end Jerome Cunningham (knee) were all inactive on Sunday.


Week 4: W, 23-20 vs. Eagles
Streak: Won 1
Next: @ Falcons

  • Kirk Cousins recorded a career-high 31 completions, which were also the most by a Washington quarterback against Philadelphia in the 161-game history of the rivalry. Cousins engineered a 15-play, 90-yard drive in 5:39 to complete a fourth-quarter comeback that resulted in a 4-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon with 26 seconds left in the game.
  • Washington won consecutive home games against Philadelphia for the first time since winning three straight from 1997 to 1999.



Week 4: L, 23-20 @ Redskins
Streak: Lost 1
Next: vs. Saints

  • Running back DeMarco Murray, who was the NFL rushing champion last year with the Cowboys, had eight carries for 36 yards on Sunday, 30 of which came on one play. Through three games -- he missed Week 3 with a leg injury -- Murray has 47 yards on 29 attempts.
  • All-Pro offensive tackle Jason Peters and cornerback Byron Maxwell left Sunday's game with quad injuries. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and defensive end Brandon Bair (groin) were also forced to leave and did not return.
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