NFC East goes 3-1 in Week 1

Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington picked up victories launching the 2023 season.

The NFC East which finished with the best record in the NFL in 2022 did lose one game in Week 1, but that was due to the fact the Cowboys and Giants played each other.

Dallas crushed the Giants 40-0, the Commanders survived the Cardinals 20-16 and the Eagles outlasted the Patriots 25-20.

  • Cowboys 1-0

  • Commanders 1-0

  • Eagles 1-0

  • Giants 0-1

Dallas: The Cowboys embarrassed the Giants, and that was only in the first half. It was a total domination by the Cowboys.

The defense not only shut out the Giants, but they collected seven sacks, two interceptions, including one pick-6, one blocked field goal TD return and forced five fumbles.

The Cowboys defense registered 23 quarterback pressures on the 37 snaps the Giants dropped back to pass.

Washington: The Commanders offense was supposed to be much better with Eric Bieniemy taking over from Scott Turner. But in their opener, the Commanders converted only 4 of 12 third downs, averaged only 3.8 yards per play, averaged 4.2 yards per pass, turned the ball over three times and allowed six quarterback sacks for -46 yards.

The Commanders defense registered 11 tackles for a loss and allowed only 3.6 yards per play and nine offensive points by the Cardinals.

Philadelphia: Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 22 of 33 passing for 170 yards and 1 touchdown. He also rushed 9 times for 37 yards. He did lose a fumble.

The biggest play of the day for the Eagles was when Darius Slay notched a pick-6.

Defensive tackle Jordan Davis was a beast as he registered six tackles, 1/2 sack, one QB hit, one TFL, and one forced fumble.

New York: See Dallas above. It was a horrible night for the Giants. Quarterback Daniel Jones completed 15 of 28 passes for 104 yards and two interceptions for a passer rating of 32.4.


Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire