1st. Dallas Cowboys- 2-3 (1-0 DIV)
2nd. Philadelphia Eagles- 1-3-1 (0-1 DIV)
3rd. Washington Football Team- 1-4 (1-0 DIV)
4th. New York Giants- 0-5 (0-1 DIV)
NEW YORK GIANTS @ DALLAS COWBOYS
The Giants were not able to hold onto their first win of the season despite an 11 point lead in the first quarter. The Cowboys were able to once again overcome a very slow start to win 37-34. Dallas was able to score three touchdowns in the second quarter and rally for a Greg Zurlein game winning field goal as time expired.
However, the biggest news to come out of this game was the gruesome ankle injury suffered by Dak Prescott. Prescott reportedly suffered a compound fracture and a dislocation of his ankle and immediately had surgery. The injury will in all likelihood end his season. Prescott was on pace to put up career highs and finally be given the big contract he was asking for.
Andy Dalton came into the game in relief of Prescott and finished 9 of 11 for 111 yards and led the game winning field goal drive. Dalton, who is in his first season in Dallas but ninth overall, will take over as quarterback for the first place Cowboys while Prescott embarks on what is hopefully a full recovery.
Cowboys Week 6 Opponent- Cardinals at home, 8:15 on Monday night
Giants Week 6 Opponent- Football Team at home, 1:00 on Sunday
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ Pittsburgh Steelers
The Eagles defense was not able to take advantage of arguably their best offensive performance of the season, surrendering 4 total touchdowns to receiver Chase Claypool in a 38-29 loss. Claypool’s 110 yards receiving led the way for Pittsburgh to rack up 367 total yards of offense and their best scoring output of the season. The Steelers were practically unstoppable on third down, converting on 11 of 15 opportunities.
Carson Wentz’s stat line won’t show it (20-35, 258 YDS, 2 TDs, 2 INTs), but he arguably had his best game of the season. Wentz was able to hook up with newest practice squad hero Travis Fulgham for 152 yards and a touchdown on ten catches. The Eagles quarterback looked much more capable against an elite defense in Pittsburgh than he has throughout much of the early season.
Philadelphia wasn’t able to get much going on the ground outside of a 74 yard touchdown run from Miles Sanders on his second carry of the game. Despite the long run, Sanders finished with just 80 yards on 11 carries.
Eagles Week 6 Opponent- Ravens at home, 1:00 on Sunday
Los Angeles Rams @ WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM
A quarterback change wasn’t enough to spark a muddling Washington offense, as they were able to gain just 108 total yards on 2.1 yards per play while surrendering a whopping 429 total yards in a 30-10 loss to the Rams.
Kyle Allen started at quarterback in place of the benched Dwayne Haskins and completed 9 of 13 passes for 74 yards before he too was benched in favor of the returning Alex Smith. Smith played in his first game in two years after a gruesome leg injury and a life threatening infection. He finished 9 of 17 for 37 yards. The Washington offense as a whole was only able to put up 70 yards of net passing partly due to eight sacks by the Rams, including four from Aaron Donald.
The Football Team offense wasn’t much better, mustering just 38 total yards on 14 attempts. Antonio Gibson was the leading rusher with 27 yards on 11 carries for a paltry 2.5 yards per attempt.