At 2-4-1, Eagles move ahead of Cowboys for first place in NFC East

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The Philadelphia Eagles are in first place in the NFC East.

Thursday night’s win over the Giants improved the Eagles’ record to 2-4-1, and ahead of the 2-4 Cowboys. The Football Team is 1-5 and the Giants fell to last place at 1-6.

In the NFL, a tie is treated as half a win and half a loss, so the Eagles are effectively 2.5-4.5, which is a .357 winning percentage. The Cowboys have a .333 winning percentage.

Given how bad the Cowboys looked in their first game after losing quarterback Dak Prescott for the season, the Eagles have to be considered the favorites to win the division. Carson Wentz hasn’t been very good this year, but he’s certainly the best quarterback in a division where Andy Dalton, Daniel Jones and Kyle Allen are the other starters.

The NFC East is probably going to have a team with a losing record win the division. For the Eagles, a final record like 6-9-1 might be enough to host a playoff game.

11 responses to “At 2-4-1, Eagles move ahead of Cowboys for first place in NFC East

  1. SAD….maybe change format so TOP 14 teams get in regardless of division ….period!

  2. edouble says:
    October 23, 2020 at 8:08 am
    Memo to Ron Rivera: START ALEX SMITH!
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    Rivera’s loyalty to Allen has already cost them one game. With Alex Smith they will have a real chance to win that terrible division.

  3. The NFC East is a joke. They’ve got the always over-hyped Cowboys and their over-rated QB, the walking wounded Eagles running on fumes, the lost Giants, and the dumpster fire in Washington (WTF!).

    As for Alex Smith being the Redskins savior, that’s nonsense. Smith hasn’t started a game in, what, nearly two years. And when he was starting a few years back he was not playing well at all. The team had trouble scoring 17 points. It is pure fantasy to believe that Smith will somehow rediscover his level of play from 3 to 4 years ago. It just isn’t going to happen.

  4. billzbubb says:
    October 23, 2020 at 10:51 am
    The NFC East is a joke. They’ve got the always over-hyped Cowboys and their over-rated QB, the walking wounded Eagles running on fumes, the lost Giants, and the dumpster fire in Washington (WTF!).
    As for Alex Smith being the Redskins savior, that’s nonsense. Smith hasn’t started a game in, what, nearly two years. And when he was starting a few years back he was not playing well at all. The team had trouble scoring 17 points. It is pure fantasy to believe that Smith will somehow rediscover his level of play from 3 to 4 years ago. It just isn’t going to happen.

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    They were on track to go to the playoffs before Alex Smith got hurt, what are you talkin about?

  5. Eagles win the division with a losing record and host Nick Foles & da Bears in the playoffs. Book it!

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