Looking around the NFC East in week 11

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

Two losses, a win, and a bye make up the NFC East this week.

As the season rolls along, it’s looking more and more like the Cowboys are going to win the division, barring some crazy collapse. But as always, let’s head around the division to check in what’s going on with everyone.

Washington Redskins (1-9):  It’s been a long season for Washington already as we well know.  Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been named the starter for the rest of the season, but he finally got his first touchdown in yesterday’s game, along with running back Derrius Guice.  Of course, it didn’t mean too much at the time, but could this be a look of things to come?  Something to build off of?  I mean, it could be.

This time last year, Washington was 6-3 and looking to win the division, so, it’s not like the team is WAY far off.  If in the offseason they are able to get a good coach, Haskins is able to grow and progress the way most feel he will, it could be promising.  But until then, they’ve got some growing to do.

Philadelphia Eagles (5-5):  It was the rematch of Super Bowl 52, but with different results.  While the Eagles had the lead, the Patriots were able to complete the comeback this time.  Offensively, it was a struggle for the Eagles, but the defense did come to play, and their defense has really been helping this team out plenty.

At 5-5 the Eagles aren’t completely out of the playoff picture, but it’s going to be a tough road for them.  However, if the defense keeps working hard, it may not be as tough.  But offensively? The team needs to improve. The players are there, but could it possibly be play-calling holding them back?

Dallas Cowboys (6-4):  The Cowboys came to play a banged-up Detroit team that saw their franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford out, but it wasn’t as easy as one would think. QB Dak Prescott, along with an offense that featured RB Tony Pollard, who also was able to get the first receiving touchdown of his career, was able to overcome a short-handed Detroit defense.  Wide receiver Michael Gallup also had a day. He had nine catches with 148 yards.

Things as of now are looking good for the Cowboys, but they have a tough game next Sunday when they face the Patriots in New England.

New York Giants (2-8): The Giants had their bye this week, as they get a chance to get healthy to finish the season up.  But could they potentially be in the same boat as the Washington Redskins?  A good young group of people to grow with?

If rookie QB Daniel Jones can continue what he’s doing, and you’ve got RB Saquon Barkley and WR Darius Slayton, not to mention some other defensive players, the future in New York could be bright. Am I being too optimistic?  I could be, but there are always growing pains.  Hopefully the growing pains the Giants are going through will be worth it in the end.

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