Sunday was a great day for the New York Giants -- and they did not even play. It was great because both NFC East teams who played, the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins, both lost.
Dallas (1-6) lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 35-17, in Dallas. Jaguars quarterback David Garrard threw for a career-high four touchdown passes. The 4-4 Jaguars had been outscored in their last two games, both losses, 72-23.
Jon Kitna, taking over for the injured Tony Romo, connected on 34 of 49 throws for 379 yards and a touchdown in his first start in over two years for the Cowboys, who have lost four in a row for the first time since the last four weeks of the 2002 season.
The Redskins fell to 4-4 with a 37-25 loss to the Detroit Lions. Matthew Stafford returned to the lineup for the 2-5 Lions. He completed 26 of 45 passes and connected with Calvin Johnson for three TDs and Brandon Pettigrew once for the Lions, who have won two of three after starting the year with four straight losses.
Donovan McNabb went 17 of 30 for 210 yards, one touchdown, an interception and was sacked five times for the Redskins (4-4), who had won three of four coming in. Rex Grossman was inserted for the final two drives of the contest, ending up 4 of 7 for 44 yards and a costly fumble.
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NFC East Standings
|New York Giants||5||2||0||175||153|
(updated 10.31.2010 at 4:48 PM EDT)