The NFC East is an unmitigated disaster after 3 weeks originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Washington's Week 3 loss to the Cleveland Browns was bad, and the turnover-filled contest didn't present itself with many -- or even any -- positive takeaways.
If fans are looking for a bright spot from Sunday, it's that Washington was not alone in its struggles. In what looks to be a potentially season-long theme, the rest of the NFC East struggled as well.
Here's a look at how Washington's division foes fared in Week 3.
New York Giants (0-3): 36-9 loss to 49ers
Not much is expected of the Giants this year, but this loss is ugly for numerous reasons. Not only did Daniel Jones look shaky once again, but this performance was essentially against San Francisco's B-Team.
Nick Mullens started in place of Jimmy Garoppolo and there was no George Kittle or Raheem Mostert as well. The defense was without Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas and Richard Sherman. Still, the 49ers moved the ball with ease while the Giants couldn't do anything on either side of the ball.
It's been a bad start to the campaign for New York, and it's only getting worse.
Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1): 23-23 tie with Bengals
The Eagles didn't lose on Sunday, but the tie is just as bad. After an 0-2 start, this was supposed to be the "gimme game" that got Carson Wentz and company back on track.
Instead, it was a sloppy mess that showed the Eagles may just not be talented enough to compete in 2020. What made things even uglier was how the tie came to be. After doing nothing with countless opportunities in overtime, Philadelphia set up for a 59-yard field. That was quickly wiped away by a false start, leading the Eagles to punt. From there, the tie was cemented.
Offensive lineman Jason Peters also left the game in overtime, literally adding insult to injury. The Eagles were lucky no fans were there on Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys (1-2): 38-31 loss to Seahawks
Dallas once again tried to pull off the "late-game comeback" script. It may have worked if they were playing Matt Ryan again, but Russell Wilson is a different animal.
It's clear that Dallas probably has the most talent in the division, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Yet, holes in the defense provide a major liability. The Seahawks are one of the best teams in the NFC, so the result wasn't as embarrassing as the other three, but a loss is a loss.
The division may be the Cowboys to lose, but through three weeks, there has been no separation.