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NFL Week 2 Results: Cowboys, Washington win; New York Giants drop to 0-2

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An updated look at the NFC East standings.

Alex Trautwig

All three of the Philadelphia Eagles' NFC East rivals were in action during the NFL Week 2 early games on Sunday. Since Philadelphia doesn't play until tomorrow night against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football, here's a quick NFC East update.

Washington Redskins (1-1)

Washington pulled off a convincing 41-10 win over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) at home. Washington did this despite losing starting quarterback Robert Griffin III due to an ankle injury and starting wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a shoulder injury. Kirk Cousins filled in at quarterback in place of Griffin and played well: 22/33, 250 yards, 7.6 average, 2 TD, 0 INT, and a 109.4 passer rating.

After the game, Jay Gruden confirmed Griffin has a dislocated ankle and Jackson suffered an AC sprain. It's hard to imagine either player will be ready for when Washington takes on the Eagles next week in Philadelphia.

Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

The Cowboys beat an uninspiring Tennessee Titans team (1-1) on the road by a score of 26-10 for their first win of the 2014 NFL season. Credit where it's due, I guess: the Dallas defense held the Titans to only 10 points.

Big offensive performances from wide receiver Dez Bryant (10 receptions, 103 yards, 1 TD) and running back DeMarco Murray (29 carries, 167 yards, 1 TD). Quarterback Tony Romo was 19/29 for only 176 yards, 6.1 average, 1 TD, and a 93.5 passer rating.

New York Giants (0-2)

And now the best for last. The New York Football Giants are 0-2 to start the 2014 NFL season after a 25-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Eli Manning has thrown four interceptions in two games. He's still on pace to throw more than the 27 interceptions he threw in 2013.

Some have pointed out how the Giants have a real 2012 Eagles feel to them. I tend to agree.


The Eagles can maintain their sole lead of the NFC East on Monday night with a win over the Colts.