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WFT in three-way tie for first place in NFC East after Week 2

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Week 2 of the NFL is almost in the books, but the expected wild NFC East title chase is just shaping up.

The New York Giants sit at the bottom of the division after its 0-2 start. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team all have a 1-1 record with WFT owning the sole division win so far. 

Ron Rivera's team got its first win of the season with quarterback Taylor Heinicke taking the reigns from Ryan Fitzpatrick, who injured his hip in Week 1. Heinicke had two touchdowns on 336 yards passing against the Giants on Thursday in a classic 30-29 win. Washington plays its first road game next week against the Buffalo Bills (1-1).  

The Eagles were heading into their matchup against the San Francisco 49ers coming off a win against the Atlanta Falcons. A nice start. However, against the Niners, the Eagles had a difficult time finding points. Quarterback Jalen Hurts only completed 12 passes for 190 yards and zero touchdowns in a 17-11 loss. 

Furthermore, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Philadelphia has lost one of its better pass rushers in Brandon Graham to a torn Achilles tendon. Nick Sirianni's team will now prepare for an NFC East showdown next Monday night against the Cowboys. 

Dallas was playing in southern California facing the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. After losing the opener in heart-breaking fashion against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dak Prescott and company had to duke it out in a close game against the Chargers. 

 

The Cowboys leaned heavily on the running game as Tony Pollard led the team in rushing yards with 109 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, his teammate in the backfield, Ezekiel Elliott, had 71 yards on the ground along with a touchdown. 

However, the game came down to a late 56-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein, who secured Dallas' first win of the season.

For the Giants, they've been using the last few days diffusing the sideline spat which saw wide receiver Kenny Golladay get into it with quarterback Daniel Jones. They'll look to put this incident behind them when they host the Falcons (0-2) 

Also, New York lost an offensive lineman during Thursday's game against Washington. Center Nick Gates suffered a gruesome lower leg fracture injury during the Giants in their 30-29 loss.