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NFC East Roundup: Week 3 in the books

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Giants.com takes a look around the division following Week 3:

The first three weeks of the 2017 NFL season are complete.

Three NFC East teams left Week 3 with a win, with the Cowboys, Redskins and Eagles all improving their season records to 2-1. The Giants fell in Philadelphia to drop to 0-3. They’ll look for their first win this Sunday in Tampa Bay, giving them a total of three road games in the first quarter of 2017.

“We haven’t played a complete football game and clean football in all three phases, and we really haven’t earned a win yet,” coach Ben McAdoo said Monday. “It’s all correctable and we need to stay positive, but realistic and understand that we need to learn from these first three games and find a better way to play team football.”

Before Week 4 approaches, here’s the latest look at news from around the division:

Philadelphia Eagles (2-1)

Week 3: 27-24 home win vs. New York Giants
Week 4 opponent: at Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

– Rookie kicker Jake Elliott’s 61-yard game-winning field goal was the longest in Eagles franchise history. Elliott was a fifth round pick by the Bengals this year, but lost the competition during training camp. He was signed off the Bengals practice squad on September 12th after Eagles starter Caleb Sturgis was placed on injured reserve.

– Darren Sproles suffered a broken right forearm and torn ACL in his left knee on a second-quarter run on Sunday. On Monday, the Eagles placed the running back on injured reserve. A two-time All Pro and three-time Pro Bowler, Sproles has gained 19,155 total yards in his career.

– Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox left with a calf injury in the first half on Sunday and did not return.

Dallas Cowboys (2-1)

Week 3: 28-17 road win at Arizona
Week 4 opponent: home vs. Los Angeles Rams (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

– Dallas bounced back from a 42-17 loss in Denver with a 28-17 home win over Arizona. Wide receiver Brice Butler had a career high 90 receiving yards, including a 37-yard touchdown catch that gave the Cowboys the lead for good, 21-14.

– Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had a career high three sacks on Monday night. His 6.5 sacks this season leads the NFL. Lawrence is 1.5 sacks away from his career high of eight, which he recorded two seasons ago in 2015.

– Quarterback Dak Prescott went 13-18 for 183 yards

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