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The NFC's best? It's Cowboys, Eagles

Published Oct. 13, 2014

If you're looking for NFC powerhouses, try the Cowboys and Eagles.

Dallas and Philadelphia each improved to 5-1 on Sunday with impressive performances. The Cowboys went into Seattle and edged the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-23. A few hours later, Philadelphia routed the New York Giants 27-0.

Dallas, 5-1 for the first time since 2007, overcame a pair of special teams turnovers to become the first team outside the NFC West to win in Seattle since 2011.

"I think that showed the maturity of this team. We expected to win," Dallas tight end Jason Witten said. "We knew this was going to be a challenge and we stayed the course."

The course couldn't have been rougher for the Giants at Philadelphia, where Connor Barwin had three of the Eagles' eight sacks.

Injury report

Among players who left games Sunday with season-ending injuries were Browns center Alex Mack (broken left leg) and Giants receiver Victor Cruz (right knee).

Also suffering serious injuries were three Patriots: linebacker and defensive signal-caller Jerod Mayo (right knee), running back Stevan Ridley (right knee) and guard Dan Connolly (concussion). Mayo and Ridley could be lost for the season.


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