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Eagles get help during the bye week with the Cowboys losing

You definitely don’t hate to see it.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The bye week was a good one for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles got to enjoy watching the Dallas Cowboys lose to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football.

This development means the Eagles and Cowboys are both 5-4 with seven games left to play in the 2019 NFL regular season schedule.

The Cowboys still have the lead in the NFC East standings since they have a head-to-head tie-breaker after beating the Eagles in Week 7. But Dallas also has a tougher schedule than the Eagles do down the stretch.


vs. New England Patriots (8-1)
vs. Seattle Seahawks (7-2)
at Miami Dolphins (2-7)
vs. New York Giants (2-8)
at Washington (1-8)
vs. Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
at New York Giants (2-8)

Combined opponent record: 27-38 (.415)


at Detroit Lions (3-5-1)
at New England Patriots (8-1)
vs. Buffalo Bills (6-3)
at Chicago Bears (4-5)
vs. Los Angeles Rams (5-4)
at Philadelphia Eagles (5-4)
vs. Washington (1-8)

Combined opponent record: 32-30-1 (.516)

The feeling here is that the Eagles and Cowboys will both be around 8-6 entering a Week 16 matchup that’ll essentially determine the winner of the NFC East.

All is not necessarily lost even if the Eagles don’t win the division. The bye week was also good for the Eagles since some of their competitors for a wild card spot — such as the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers — also suffered defeats. Here’s a look at the entire NFC playoff picture via ESPN:

The Eagles aren’t inspiring the utmost confidence at the moment but there is certainly hope for them as they return from their bye.

Time to make a run.

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