Each week, well take a look at how the Eagles division rivals fared the previous weekend (spoiler alert: I feel the same way about them as Martha Stewart feels about Pumpkin Spice) and what they have upcoming. This week, the Giants did absolutely nothing different, Washington barely beat a team that lost twelve games a year ago, and the Cowboys, like the old Siberian Express, looked vastly overhyped on their way to an ugly beatdown. Heres what happened, and whats happening, in the NFC East after Week Two.
The Cowboys pass rush is set to receive a boost, as defensive end Damontre Moore comes off of suspension. Banned for two games over a December DUI arrest, Moore impressed the coaching staff and fans with his performance throughout training camp and the preseason. With a full week to prepare for the next opponent, the Cowboys will work Moore back into the rotation. To make room for him, the Cowboys have released linebacker/pass rusher Jay Elliott. Elliott had yet to appear in a game after being acquired for a conditional seventh-round pick in next year’s draft. Also, the team released interior lineman Nate Theaker from the practice squad, and brought back safety Jameill Showers. The former quarterback
The AFC West is heavily represented at the top of USA TODAY’s NFL power rankings for Week 3, with three of the top four teams coming from the Oakland Raiders’ division. Checking in at No. 3 is nothing to scoff at for Oakland after the publication had the Silver and Black as the No. 8 team heading into Week 1 citing defensive concerns that simply haven’t surfaced through two weeks. Ahead of the Raiders at No. 2 are the Atlanta Falcons, with the Kansas City Chiefs ruling the roost after beginning the season on fire. The Denver Broncos flesh out the top four after a balanced and dominant performance over the Dallas Cowboys. Should the Raiders’ defense continue to hold up, their offense should ensure