The Dallas Cowboys might have had the biggest win in Week 7, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 37-10 on “Sunday Night Football.” Dallas sure looked like the best team in the NFC East in the one-sided affair, and the victory gave the Cowboys sole possession of first place.

The New York Giants blew their chance to move into second place when they were beaten by the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon. The division is a clear two-team race, and Dallas has the edge over Philadelphia as they go into their bye week.

The Washington Redskins are no threat in the NFC East with a 1-6 record.

Sunday’s game was a pivotal one for the Cowboys, and not only because first-place was on the line. Dallas was on the verge of a freefall, losing three straight contests after starting the season on a three-game winning streak against bad teams.

Philadelphia might be another bad team, considering how their season has gone. The Eagles haven’t lived up to expectations, thought in the preseason to be a Super Bowl contender. The team is below .500 with four losses in the last six weeks, including two defeats to last-place teams.

Dak Prescott outplayed Carson Wentz at AT&T Stadium, completing 21 of 27 passes for 239 yards in Dallas’ win. Wentz had another mediocre performance, going 16-26 for 191 yards, a score and an interception.

Despite his three-week skid, Prescott has been the NFC East’s best quarterback in 2019. He's third in the NFL in passing yards to go along with a 102.6 passer rating.

Wentz hasn’t posted a triple-digit passer rating since Philadelphia beat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sept. 26. He’s completed at least 60 percent of his passes for 200 yards or more in just two of the Eagles’ seven games.

The gap between Dallas’ defense and Philadelphia’s defense could be what ultimately determines the division winner. The Cowboys rank fifth in yards allowed per game and seventh in scoring defense. The Eagles have a bottom-10 scoring defense and only five teams allow more yards through the air each game.

Philadelphia is a slight road underdog against the Buffalo Bills in Week 8, according to OddsShark. Dallas will be favored when they visit the 2-5 Giants in Week 9.

The Eagles don’t face a team with a losing record until Week 13.

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Dak Prescott #4 and Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys react after a Prescott touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images