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Cowboys drop to 3-5 ahead of Eagles game in Philadelphia

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Bad news for Dallas.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Man, what a great bye week for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Not only did the Washington Redskins get blown out on Sunday. The Dallas Cowboys also lost on Monday Night Football to the Tennessee Titans.

Perfect.

The Cowboys are now 3-5 through their first eight games. Dallas has NEVER made the playoffs after starting the season with that record. But hey, at least they have a good draft pick to look forward to! Oh, wait, they foolishly traded that for Amari Cooper. Too bad that selection would be No. 10 overall if the season ended today.

Anyway, let’s take an updated look at the NFC East standings:

1) Washington Redskins: 5-3 overall (2-0 in division games)
2) Philadelphia Eagles: 4-4 overall (1-0 in division games)
3) Dallas Cowboys: 3-5 overall (1-1 in division games)
4) New York Giants: 1-7 overall (0-3 in division games)

The Eagles will have a chance to really bury the Cowboys with Dallas coming to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday. The road team will obviously be at a rest disadvantage given that they just played on Monday night and the Eagles are coming off their bye.

For what it’s worth, the Eagles opened as 4.5 home favorites over Dallas this weekend. That line has already jumped to the Eagles being favored by seven points in some places.

Beating the Cowboys is the perfect way for the Eagles to get the second half of their 2018 schedule off to a great start. It’s time for the reigning Super Bowl champions to step up and take back the NFC East.