What Cowboys loss means for Eagles in race for divisional title


The glaring disparity between the NFC East’s frontrunners and those at the bottom of the standings has been strikingly evident in 2023.

Occupying the lower echelons of the division are the Commanders and Giants, both plagued by erratic performances from their quarterbacks, questionable coaching decisions, and a lack of overall team depth.

In stark contrast, the division’s powerhouses, the Eagles and Cowboys, have enjoyed remarkable seasons. Their quarterbacks have consistently been part of the MVP discussions throughout the year. Even during moments of subpar play, they’ve managed to do just enough to maintain their momentum.


This stark contrast has resulted in an enthralling competition for the NFC East’s top spot. With the prospect of an additional home playoff game hanging in the balance, the battle for supremacy in one of the league’s most contrasting divisions remains highly significant.

The ultimate victor between Dallas and Philadelphia is yet to be determined, with only time holding the answer. However, an examination of the current NFC East standings, coupled with an analysis of the upcoming schedule of games, can provide insights into what might unfold next.


NFC East standings

Rank Team Record
1 Eagles 10-4
2 Cowboys 10-5
3 Giants 5-9
4 Commanders 3-11


Eagles remaining schedule

Week Team Record
16 vs. Giants 5-9
17 vs. Cardinals 3-13
18 at Giants 5-9


Cowboys remaining schedule

Week Team Record
17 vs. Lions 11-4
18 at Commanders 4-11