The defense collectively had a rough day, as they allowed Tony Romo to make big plays all over the field, throwing for 437 yards. Three Dallas receivers ? Miles Austin, Jason Witten and Dez Bryant ? each had over 100 yards receiving on the day.
But Stevie Brown?s effort helped the Giants preserve the victory. Brown picked off two passes and recovered a fumble. He?s now second in the NFL in interceptions with five.
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If you were to look at the NFC East standings, you would find the Giants in the cellar.
But based solely on what we?ve seen from these teams on the field and in their wins and losses, the standings do not accurately reflect where I expect these teams to be ? come say, Thanksgiving.
- 1.???? Philadelphia Eagles (3-1): This is essentially a formality. The Birds have the best record in the NFC East and recently beat New York. Wins over Baltimore and New York are hard to argue against, despite how close they were. October has just hit, and Michael Vick can still work out the wrinkles of the offense. LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are still three of the best playmakers in the league. And the defense has made tremendous strides under Juan Castillo from year No. 1 to 2.
- 2.???? New York Giants (2-2): The Giants could be 3-1 right now if not for a controversial play call and two missed field goals. The big question mark hovering over Big Blue, however, is that their two wins have come against Carolina and Tampa Bay, two teams that have struggled tremendously on the defensive side of the ball. Eli Manning will keep the Giants in most games, but Hakeem Nicks is a vital part of the offense and his presence will be missed. The banged up D will also hurt, especially by Week 6 when the Giants face a stretch of San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
- 3.???? Dallas Cowboys (2-2): Let?s not drop the Boys to the worst team in this division because Tony Romo threw five interceptions on Monday night. Romo is still a top-10 quarterback, and this year the defense has been the best in the league defending the pass. In the bye week, I expect Jason Garrett to work out the kinks between Romo, Dez Bryant and the rest of the Cowboys offense. But their next five opponents ? Baltimore, Carolina, New York Giants, Atlanta and Philadelphia ? is a make or break stretch in their schedule.
- 4.??? Washington Redskins (2-2): The Skins are second in the standings after a month, and they?ve taken the D.C. area by storm. Robert Griffin III is exactly what fans and scouts expected ? a true pass-first quarterback who can make plays with his legs. And he?s doing it right away. Alfred Morris has been a pleasant surprise, too. But their defense is horrid. Opposing quarterbacks have averaged 326 yards v. the Skins, and that simply won?t cut it in this league. The Skins are definitely more competitive than they have been, but until their defense can amount to their offense it?ll be hard to keep pace in this division.
The masses will come out and challenge you on your virtual pulpit and force you to defend your stance. Then, there's the alternative: you can give in.
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There was as no way this kid should not have been a top 10 pick.? But Bryant did something prior to the draft that turned teams off.? He associated himself with - and then defended - one of the NFL's most infamous names, Adam "Pacman" Jones.? Bryant also skipped the NFL combines, opting for a pro day instead.
Bryant's pro day went poorly. He ran the 40 in unimpressive times, and his other drills were either average or went uncompleted.? His stock began to drop.
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First, second-rounder Sean Lee, the celebrated LB from Penn State, was forced to the sidelines by strained quadriceps.? He joined fourth rounder Akwasi Owusu-Ansah in the trainer' room, who has not practiced at all due to hamstring issues.
Now comes the news that first round selection Dez Bryant - the speedster from Oklahoma State - will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain.
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This comes as a surprise because it had been rumored that Bryant had been getting mixed advice from his handlers.? His agent, Eugene Parker, represented 49ers WR Michael Crabtree, who was the last first rounder signed in 2009.
According to USA Today's The Huddle......
The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Dez Bryant on a five-year, $11.8 million contract, with $8.3 million guaranteed.