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NFC East Roundup: Week 4 in the books

1003-NFC-Center.jpg takes a look at the latest news around the NFC East following Week 4 action:

We've hit the quarter pole of the 2017 NFL regular season.

It was tough sledding in Week 4 for the NFC East, with the Cowboys, Redskins and Giants all losing. A second consecutive win for the Eagles has them flying high – they lead the division with a 3-1 overall record. The Cowboys and Redskins both fell to 2-2, and another game-winning field goal as time expired left the Giants still looking for their first win.

"It's fight or flight time," coach Ben McAdoo said on Monday. "We have talented men of integrity in the locker room. It's not going to be easy. But we have to go out there and we have to fight. I expect us to fight. We have character in the building upstairs and down. I expect us to go out there and fight. The biggest thing that I get concerned about is guys going numb. We can't go numb. Can never accept this. You got to fight through it. You got to work for that first one. Work for the first win."

Before Week 5 approaches, here's the latest look at news from around the division:

Philadelphia Eagles 3-1 (2-0)
Week 4: 26-24 road win at Los Angeles Chargers
Week 5 opponent: home vs. Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET

  • Led by LeGarette Blount, the Eagles rushed for 214 yards on 42 carries in their win over the Chargers. The Eagles offense is averaging 143 rushing yards per game this year, which is tied for third in the league. The Eagles have led their opponent in time of possession in all four games this season.
  • Tight End Zach Ertz had another strong game, with five receptions for 81 yards. Ertz leads all NFL tight ends with 326 receiving yards this season.
  • Two-time Pro Bowler Fletcher Cox missed Sunday's game with a calf injury. Head coach Doug Pederson said he's hopeful the defensive tackle can return to practice on Wednesday.

Dallas Cowboys 2-2 (1-0)
Week 4: 35-30 home loss vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 5 opponent: home vs. Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

  • DeMarcus Lawrence came up with another sack on Sunday against the Rams, giving him 7.5 total this season. The four-year veteran leads the league in that department.
  • Quarterback Dak Prescott went 20 for 36 for 252 yards and three passing touchdowns in the loss. Prescott also threw an interception, his third of the season. Prescott had only four picks his entire rookie season.
  • The Cowboys led the Rams 24-14 at halftime, but were outscored 19-6 after the break. Dallas is allowing 24.3 points per game, which ranks 26th in the NFL through Week 4.

Washington Redskins 2-2 (0-1)
Week 4: 29-20 road loss at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 5 opponent: Bye Week

- Tight End Vernon Davis hauled in two receptions for 89 yards on Monday night, giving him 6,584 for his career. The 10-year veteran moved into tenth place all-time in receiving yards by a tight end.

  • 2015 AP All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman left the game in the second quarter with a fractured rib and did not return. Head coach Jay Gruden told ESPN at halftime that Norman could miss a couple weeks. He will be evaluated for further tests on Tuesday.
  • Terrelle Pryor Sr. had his best game as a Redskin, with three catches for 70 yards and his first touchdown in burgundy and gold. The former quarterback had four touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns last year in his first full season as a wide receiver.

New York Giants 0-4 (0-2)
Week 4: 25-23 road loss at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 5 opponent: home vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday 1:00 PM ET)

  • Fourth-round draft pick Wayne Gallman made his NFL debut against the Bucs, and led the Giants with a team high 11 carries for 42 yards and two receptions for eight yards. One of his two receptions, a four-yard pass from Eli Manning in the third quarter, gave the Clemson product his first career NFL touchdown.
  • Eli Manning's 288 passing yards increased his career total to 49,327. That moved him past Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon (49,325) and into seventh on the NFL's career list.
  • Manning scored the Giants first touchdown of the game on a 14-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It was his sixth career rushing touchdown, and the longest of his career. Five of Manning's six rushing touchdowns have come on the road.
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