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NFL standings, Week 15: Breaking down the NFC East heading toward Week 16

The NFC East is working its way through Week 15. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 16.

Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys catches the ball for a touchdown in front of Logan Ryan #23 of the New York Giants during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on December 19, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Most teams in the NFL have been impacted by COVID-19, and the NFC East is among the most impacted. Washington and the Eagles were set to face off in Philadelphia on Sunday, but Washington COVID cases forced the NFL to push the game to Tuesday evening. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game will air on FOX.

On Sunday, the Cowboys handled their business against the Giants. Dallas won 21-6 to improve to 10-4. They can clinch the division with a WAS-PHI tie or a WAS loss and Dallas clinching the strength-of-victory tiebreaker over Philly. Dallas can clinch a basic playoff berth with a Saints loss or tie or a 49ers loss, among other scenarios.

Notably, Dallas moved into a tie with Arizona in the overall NFC standings and holds the conference win percentage tiebreaker over them. The Cowboys are a half game back of the Packers and Buccaneers pending their respective results.

DraftKings Sportsbook provides odds to win each division. We’ll have updated odds once Week 15 is a wrap.

Cowboys: (was -5000)
Washington: (was +2000)
Eagles: (was +3000)
Giants: Off the board

NFC East

  1. Dallas Cowboys, 10-4
  2. Washington Football Team, 6-7
  3. Philadelphia Eagles, 6-7
  4. New York Giants, 4-10