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NFL standings, Week 3: Breaking down the NFC East heading toward Week 4

The NFC East is working its way through Week 3. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 4.

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys embraces Zach Ertz #86 of the Arizona Cardinals following the game at State Farm Stadium on September 24, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The NFC East closes out its Week 3 schedule on Monday Night Football when the Philadelphia Eagles travel to face the unbeaten Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the meantime, Sunday brought a stunner to the division.

The Dallas Cowboys flew out to the desert to face the Arizona Cardinals. Dallas was a double-digit favorite coming into the game, but it didn’t take long to realize something was wrong. Arizona took a 3-0 lead and then added a touchdown to take a 9-0 lead out of the first quarter. The Cowboys twice cut the lead to a single score, but the Cardinals responded every time. Dallas looked nothing like the team that blew out the New York Giants and New York Jets and Philadelphia has a chance to take early control of the division.

The New York Giants opened the week with a Thursday Night Football game against the San Francisco 49ers, and it started fairly well. The Giants took a 3-3 tie in the second quarter, and cut a 14-point lead to five in the second quarter. But that was as good as it was going to get. They gave up 13 unanswered points and lost 30-12.

The Washington Commanders came into Week 3 with a 2-0 record, and many pundits thought their defense could keep them in it. That did not quite happen. The Bills jumped on top with a field goal on their opening drive and pulled away from there. They led 16-0 in the half and added three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to secure a 37-3 blowout of the Commanders.

Below is a rundown of the NFC East division standings, each team’s opponent next week, and their division title odds at DraftKings Sportsbook heading toward Week 4.

2023-24 NFC East standings

NFC East Record Next wk opp Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
NFC East Record Next wk opp Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Philadelphia Eagles 8-1 @ KC -135 -125 +100 -140 -170 -250 -180 -200 -200 -550 -550
Dallas Cowboys 5-3 @ CAR +195 +135 +105 +140 +170 +225 +160 +165 +155 +370 +350
Washington Commanders 4-5 vs. NYG +1300 +1300 +1800 +1700 +2000 +3000 +2800 +5000 +9000 +10000 +15000
New York Giants 2-7 @ WAS +900 +1500 +2500 +3000 +3500 +5000 +5500 +6500 +10000 +30000 +50000