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Cowboys vs. Falcons Final Score: Eagles increase NFC East lead with Dallas loss

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COWBOYS LOSE.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys LOST to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday by a final score of 27 to 7. The Cowboys are now 5-4 after their first nine games.

This loss is obviously great news for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Birds are now have a full three game lead in the NFC East. Here’s an updated look at the standings. Note that all three of the Eagles’ division rivals lost today.

Dallas looked pretty pathetic in their loss to a Falcons team that was 1-4 in their last five games. The absences of star running back Ezekiel Elliott and starting left tackle Tyron Smith were apparent. The Cowboys couldn’t rely on the run like they usually do and therefore had to relying on Dak Prescott’s arm, which unsurprisingly failed them.

Some said Prescott’s success didn’t rely on his strong support system. I’d say today shows otherwise. He certainly didn’t show the makings of a player who steps up when facing adversity.

The Cowboys will return home next week for a BIG game against the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. A Philadelphia win will effectively end the division race, if it isn’t over already.

If the Cowboys play anything like they did against Atlanta, the Eagles are going to freaking wreck this team. Of course, division games aren’t always as easy as expected.

Still, not a bad bye week for the Birds.