DALLAS — The entire NFC East lost Sunday, going a combined 0-3, including the first-place Philadelphia Eagles getting clobbered 53-20 in Green Bay. Sliding to 7-3, the Eagles and Cowboys are now tied for the division’s top spot.
The Giants, who hosted San Francisco and will host Dallas Sunday night, lost 16-10 thanks to Eli Manning’s five interceptions.
To top it off, the 1-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers sailed into FedEx Field and dispatched the Washington Redskins 27-7 to keep Washington at the bottom of the NFC East.
However, All Pro tight end Jason Witten isn’t really one for shadenfreude.
"I mean, anytime an opponent in a division loses, that’s good, but we still go to take care of our own business."
At 7-3, the business of getting into the playoffs seems a bit easier for the Cowboys. 11 times in team history the club has been 7-3, and 10/11 times they have made the postseason. A three-game split over the next six games should be enough to clinch a playoff berth, division title not withstanding.
The last time the entire NFC East lost during the Cowboys’ bye week was 2009, the last time the team won the division and a playoff game.