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NFC East Roundup: Week 7 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 7: W, 27-20 vs. Cowboys
Streak: Won 1
Next: @ Saints

•  While Tom Coughlin became the second coach in franchise history with 100 regular-season wins, the Giants broke a five-game losing streak to Dallas. It was their first home victory vs. the Cowboys since the final week of the 2012 season when they clinched the NFC East title en route to winning Super Bowl XLVI.

•  It was the first game in which the Giants scored on both an interception return (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and a kickoff return (Dwayne Harris) since 1951 when Pro Football Hall of Famers Tom Landry and Emlen Tunnell did it in a victory over the New York Yankees.


Week 7: W, 31-30 vs. Buccaneers
Streak: Won 1
Next: BYE

•  With his team trailing 24-0 midway through the second quarter, quarterback Kirk Cousins threw three touchdowns and ran for another in the greatest comeback victory in franchise history. Before Sunday, the Redskins had previously overcome 21-point deficits to win three times.

•  The bye week comes at an opportune time for outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who fractured a bone in his right hand on Sunday. The Redskins will await his status over the break before they face the undefeated Patriots in Week 9.


Week 7: L, 27-16 @ Panthers (Sun. night)
Streak: Lost 1
Next: BYE

•  Seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters was carted off the field in the first quarter with back spasms and did not return. Matt Tobin slid over from right guard to left tackle while Dennis Kelly went in at right guard.

•  Quarterback Sam Bradford finished 26 of 46 for 205 yards and an interception. He was also sacked five times, twice by Jared Allen on the Eagles' final drive of the game.


Week 7: L, 27-20 @ Giants
Streak: Lost 4
Next: vs. Seahawks

•  In his first start for the Cowboys, quarterback Matt Cassel threw for 227 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions on consecutive drives in the second half. He was the third starting quarterback of the season for Dallas, which made the switch from Brandon Weeden over the bye week while Tony Romo remains out with a broken collarbone.

•  All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant missed his fifth-straight game since injuring his foot in the opener against the Giants. After the game, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones updated Bryant's status, as well as the latest on Romo.

"Well, we'll see about Dez," Jones said. "He had a good workout. He said he didn't have any negative effects from it out here before the game. We'll just see how this week goes. Romo will be back against Tampa."

Gameday photo timeline from the Giants Week 7 win vs. Cowboys

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