NFC East Roundup: Greg Hardy, Cowboys Reeling

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports Images

With the bye week upon us, here’s a spin around the rest of the division to catch you up on what’s going on.

The Dallas Cowboys are watching their season crumble from underneath them after yet another loss, writes the Dallas Morning-News’s Rainer Sabin.

The Cowboys are in a freefall and the season is starting to slip away. The latest setback, a 27-20 loss to the Giants, was the latest punch in the gut. Dallas debuted a new quarterback, Matt Cassel, who didn’t do much to impress. He committed three turnovers.

But disaster didn’t arrive until the fourth quarter when ex-Cowboy Dwayne Harris delivered the knockout blow with a 100-yard kickoff return that crushed Dallas and sent defensive end Greg Hardy into a rage.

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Wake-Up Call: Eagles Can’t Sleep on RGIII

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Courtesy of USA Today

You won’t find many pundits backing Washington this week. The Eagles have too much to play for and the Redskins are too much of a mess to not lean towards Philly in this one. That sentiment is reflected in the line, with Vegas making the Eagles 7 ½ -point road favorites.

If there is one variable that has the best chance of knocking this game off course, it’s quarterback play. That is, if Robert Griffin III shines and Mark Sanchez falters, the Eagles could leave FedEx Field with their playoff hopes all but crushed. Read more »

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