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While our beloved Cowboys are trying to regroup and fix some problem, other teams played a week 6 that provided another leading change on top of the NFC EAST.
On Sunday the Washington Redskins took the field against one of the surprises of this first part of the season, the NY Jets. Despite a convincing start the Redskins lost 20-34 sending its record to 2-4, good for the last place in the NFC EAST. The general feeling is about a much improved team than last season but with same results. After a good first half closed with the lead, the second half saw a collapse and only a Special Team TD made the defeat less disappointing. The offensive line worked very well in pass protection against a respectable Jets front seven, but still cannot generate lanes for the running backs. After a good first half, Cousins had a meltdown and thrown two interceptions. Continuing the defense struggle with injuries is , and would need to be less on the field. So, we saw some progress but still Gruden is looking for the right chemistry, injuries are definitely a factor (there are rumors about DeSean Jackson still far from returning) but the overall picture is still confused.
On Monday night the New York Giants visited the Philadelphia Eagles. The match wasn’t a good one and was fulfilled of errors. Philadelphia won and reached the Giants on top of the division with a 3-3 record. Usually problems for Sam Bradford who seems still far away from being a leader for this team, and he was just lucky his 3 interceptions were not converted into points by the Giants. Kelly still preaching faith in his player with the media, but nine interceptions in six games, a seasonal projection of 24, are numbers hard to defend. If the passing game is still struggling, the Eagles fans must be happy when talking about defense. The unit dominated once again creating turnovers and sacks, still a good game by rookie LB Jordan Hicks and DE Fletcher Cox who continues his domination of opponents OL with the young secondary continuing to impress. We can say this defense is the best assessment of this team and is helping to keep the pressure away from Offense.
There are a few things to say about Giants game: a lot of opportunities left on the field, a team without killer instinct. Tom Coughlin did nothing to hide his frustration, well aware of the bad football played by his team in every phase of the game.
Next Sunday Cowboys will face the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Yet another game to win in order to stay alive in the Division. The Redskins will receive the Tampa Bay Buccanners, a challenge that seems within the reach of Gruden team. The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to Charlotte to meet Cam Newton’s Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are probably the biggest surprise of the season, fresh from a convincing win in Seattle, they are forced to win in order to keep the lead in the South.