State of the NFC East: All Tied Up

Despite not even taking the field, the Eagles had an incredibly productive Week 10. The Vikings delivered a blow to the Cowboys on "Sunday Night Football", allowing the Eagles to move into a tie for first place in the division and setting the stage for a tight finish. Let's look at how things stand.


Cowboys (5-4)


The Cowboys' loss to Minnesota was absolutely huge, greatly reducing their margin for error and putting pressure on them heading down the stretch. Dallas technically remains atop the division courtesy of their head-to-head win over the Eagles, but the Birds can erase that advantage when the teams meet again. Dallas will take on the Lions in Detroit on Sunday, and the Eagles will be hoping for some more help from the NFC North.


Eagles (5-4)


It's always nice to get a boost in the standings without even having to take the field, and the Eagles got to enjoy that in Week 10. Pulling even with Dallas in the Win-Loss department is absolutely huge, and sets the stage for a potentially epic meeting with the Cowboys later this season. The Eagles have a daunting two-game stretch approaching but will be favored to win at least four of their final five games, with the Dallas game being the lone question. The Birds will try to make a statement this Sunday when they host Tom Brady and the Patriots.




Giants (2-8)


The Giants managed to lose to the Jets. That pretty much sums it up. They get the mercy of a bye week in Week 11.


Redskins (1-8)


Washington had their bye week in Week 10. The Redskins will take on the Jets in Week 11.


Overview


It's a whole new ballgame, and the old Eagles' fan motto of "the Eagles and whoever is playing the Cowboys" will be as appropriate as ever. The next two games will be important for the Eagles, but even if they lose both they should have an opportunity to control their own fate. It's looking increasingly likely that the Eagles-Cowboys game on December 22 could decide the division.

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