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NFC East Roundup: Week 5


Dallas Cowboys (2-3)**](
*Week 5: Lost to Denver Broncos at home, 51-48

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    The two teams combined for 1,039 yards of total offense in the fourth-highest highest scoring game in NFL history and tied for the second-highest in regulation since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, according to STATS. * Tony Romo was 25 of 36 for 506 yards and five touchdowns, breaking Don Meredith's franchise record of 460 yards. He is the fifth quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 500 yards and five touchdowns in a game.  * The Cowboys had three 100-yard receivers for the third time in franchise history. Terrance Williams finished with 151 yards, Dez Bryant had 141 and Jason Witten added another 121. * Next: vs. Washington (Sun. night)

**Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)**
*Week 5: Beat New York Giants on the road, 36-21

  • QB Michael Vick, who ran for a team-high 79 yards and threw for another 105, left the game with a hamstring injury late in the second quarter after a 13-yard scramble.
  • LeSean McCoy's TD run was his 33rd, moving him into fourth place in franchise history ahead of Randall Cunningham.
  • Alex Henery's five field goals tied the second-highest total by an Eagle in a single game, and the most since David Akers had five at Dallas in 2001.
  • Next: at Tampa Bay
  • Coming off their Bye Week last season, the Washington Redskins won seven-straight games to win the NFC East, including two wins over the Cowboys, two wins over the Eagles and a 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday Night Football.
  • Next: at Dallas (Sun. night)

**New York Giants (0-5)**
*Week 5: Lost to Philadelphia Eagles at home, 36-21

  • The Giants fell to 0-5 for the first time since 1987, when replacement players were responsible for three of those defeats, and the first time in a non-strike season since 1979. From 1990-2012, 48 teams started 0-5. None of them made the playoffs.
  • The Giants rushed for 53 yards, their fifth consecutive game with less than 100.
  • Next: at Chicago (Thurs. night)
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