Behind Enemy Lines – The Dumpster Fire of Week 3 Burns Bright

Week 3 was indisputable proof that the NFC East is the absolute hot mess that we all thought it was. The worst division in football…by far! The fact that the Eagles have gained ground in the standings by managing to tie the Bengals, says all you need to know about the East.

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Dallas Cowboys

They almost pulled off another comeback victory but the Dallas Cowboys fell short in their second shootout of the season (31-38). Beating Russell Wilson right now is a tall order. He had another spectacular day throwing for 5 touchdowns, including three to Tyler Locket. Dak Prescott is looking very good early in the season. He finished this game on 37 of 57 for 472 yards, had 27 yards on the ground and threw for 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The firepower in the Dallas offence is impressive. Michael Gallup and Cedric Wilson both had over 100 yards receiving and combined for the 3 TDs, with Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb having a “quiet” day with 86 and 65 yards respectively. The Cowboys are now tied in first place in the NFC East with the Washington Football Team at 1-2 but at this point it feels like they are the sure fire favorites to win the division..

The Cowboys emerged from Sunday’s game relatively unscathed in terms of injuries. CB Trevon Diggs is currently listed as questionable with a shoulder injury going into Week 4. In addition to Diggs, also listed as questionable are DE DeMarcus Lawrence who has yet to practice this week with a knee injury and LT Tyron Smith who has been limited practice with a neck injury.

Dallas plays the Cleveland Browns at home in Week 4; a team full of question marks coming off a 34-20 victory over Washington. The 2-1 Browns blew a 10 point lead and found themselves losing by 3 points in the 3rd quarter but rallied to finally win the game. Baker Mayfield was 16 for 23 for156 yards and 2 TDs including a pass to Kareem Hunt. It is clear that the strength of the Browns Offensively is the backfield as their other running back Nick Chubb also got on the scoreboard with two rushing TDs of his own, having rushed for 108 yards. There are a number of injuries to keep an eye on: G Joel Bitonio (back), C JC Tretter (knee), WR Odell Beckham (back), all were limited practicipants and are listed are questionable for Sunday. DE Adrian Clayborn (hip), RB Kareem Hunt (groin) did not practice and are also listed as questionable as is DE Ronnie Harrison (Illness).

Dallas is expected to win this matchup but never underestimate the depths to which an NFC East team could sink.

New York Giants

Could the Giants actually be worse than the Eagles right now? New York managed to lose to a 49ers team